Sunday, December 30, 2007


Here are pictures of the ornaments we bought at Disneyland!

In the morning we just relaxed and opened our presents. I took all of these pictures (and the ones on Christmas Eve) with my big present which I opened a little early; my new digital video/still camera!
For some reason this is one of the only pics we took while opening presents...I guess we got distracted by all the good loot!

We headed to Santa Monica to take a walk near the beach, wach Sweeney Todd, and eat dinner.

This is where I work

It was a gorgeous day in Santa Monica

Christmas Eve

Christmas Eve at the Grove

The view from the parking structure!

On Christmas Eve, Glenn and I ventured to The Grove outdoor mall We heard that it was a nice place to look at Christmas lights/ decorations and it definitely was!

We saw the movie, Juno at a theatre there (which had Chandaliers!) and when we came out of the movie just past 7 pm it was "snowing!" They had actual cold, icy snow falling from what seemed like the sky!

We will go back to the Grove for sure!


Here are some Pictures of our trip to Disneyland on December 22nd. It was fun, but VERY crowded!

Sleeping Beauty's Castle

Trying on Some Pink Mouse Ears

Glenny Mouse

Big Thunder Mountain Railroad

Pirates of The Carribean


New Orleans Square

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Christmas in LA

It's almost Christmas! We are sad that we don't get to go home to see family and friends, but still excited about Christmas. It will be our first Christmas as a married couple and we have our own Christmas tree and stockings! We definitely need to start collecting some ornaments with a bit more character though...

On Friday, we attended my company, Greene Broillet and Wheeler's annual Christmas party. It was at a beautiful hotel and resort on the beach in Santa Monica called Shutters. It was fun and I was glad that Glenn had the opportunity to meet the attorneys and my co-workers. Also, I won a $200 Best Buy Giftcard in the raffle!

Glenn has his last final exam on Tuesday, December 18th and then he is done with his first semester! I just finished my first month of working at GBW and it went by really fast (that's a good sign :-) )

Next weekend we will be going to Disneyland! (The original this time---not California Adventure) We have been planning on going near Christmas since October because they have lots of special Christmas decorations and such.

Saturday, December 1, 2007

Aimee Mann 2nd Annual Christmas Show

The Aimee Mann concert was awesome! Glenn rode the bus to meet me at my work in Santa Monica at 5:30, so I showed him around the office and introduced him to a few people who were still there at 5:30 on a Friday. We ate dinner at a fast food Mexican restaraunt called La Salsa at the 3rd St. Promenade before we got on the road. We were afraid that the traffic would be terrible as it is always terrible on Fridays and it had also rained all day...which is not something that people in LA are used to! The highway was pretty packed, but it wasn't as bad as I thought.

Aimee is incredible! She came out on stage and we were so close that I could see that her eyes were really watery and wondered what was wrong. It turns out she was "sick as a dog and high on dayquil" but you would have never known when she opened her mouth to's almost disgusting that someone can be that talented actually...

Her first guest was JACKSON BROWNE!!!!!! I almost peed my pants I was so excited! He sang a couple of songs (not his own) and was incredible...I can't believe he was there and didn't sing more though!
Aimee sang a lot of the songs on her Christmas album, and then also sang some of her non-Christmas songs. She also brought out several other guests including comedian Paul F. Tompkins, who was hilarious, Grant-Lee Phillips, Amos Lee, comedian Morgan Murphy as the Hanukkah fairy who rapped about the story of Hanukkah. She also showed a short film in 3 installments throughout the show that involved her asking celebrities to be in her Christmas show and finally just getting Paul F. Tompkins to do it.

It was an incredible show and unbelievable to be so close. I took a lot of pictures!