September 22, 2008

breakdowns, beck, beach boys, and the baby

what an eventful weekend! our friends the johnson's came up........they are wonderful. we are so grateful that chase went to spain and met tim, because then we met tim and nicole! and now we are all in california together. we had so much fun! we ate, shopped, and hung out in melrose for hours! not by choice. the saab once again started acting funny. next thing we know colton is running his little heart out looking for a service station. then he returned with a little treasure named art acosta, a mechanic who saved the day! the johnson's were such troopers, we sat on that corner waiting for kim kardashian all night!


the next morning we went into old town pasadena for breakfast and a stroll. it turns out yoko ono has an installation with a handful of trees where people can leave wishes on. we spent a while looking at wishes and even made a few ourselves. rumor has it that all the wishes will be put in a time capsule and stored somewhere in iceland. weird.


then the next day my man and i enjoyed his birthday gift. i got colt tickets to the beck show at the hollywood bowl. the venue was gorgeous! an outside ampatheater where you can bring in picnics and enjoy the outdoors. beck was mindblowing! we also got to groove to mgmt and spoon. we were afraid we weren't going to see any of it because once we got through the first gate our tickets seriously disappeared!!! after a frantic search they reissued us tickets and the others are still a mystery?! but we rocked out pretty hard. beck did it all. he worked it out with the l.a. philharmonic and then a simple beat mixer.


the next morning was so wonderful. my amazing friends dan and nicole blessed their beautiful baby presley. that baby is so sweet and so beautiful. it was our first meeting and i fell in love. nicole is the most natural mom. she looks like she has been doing it for years. and on top of that she made the most delectible brunch! i ate myself sick. the pesto chiken salad and homemade cupcakes were too good to resist.
after the lovely morning we headed over to visit tim and nicole at their new condo, then headed over to three arch beach. who also happended to be at three arch breach that day... the beach boys playing a private concert? unreal. as they sang "i wish they all could be california girls" i couldn't agree more. both nicoles and there sweet friends couldn't be more wonderful.



10 comments:

Mama Mia said...

What a great weekend looks like you two are having a great time!

Calli said...

oh my! where did you get all this luck!?(minus car breaking down) are you kidding me...!!!!

Kelly and Stacey said...

I want a wishing tree. Tara, let me guess, you wished that little boy could find his dog too, didn't you? I knew it. You're so sweet like that. It looks like you are having the time of your lives. We sat next to Cynthie and Casey at church on Sunday. They came to our ward for Jake Snyder's homecoming. They are so cute.

Emily said...

the wishing tree is so cool! I want to go to it!!

SMALL and TALL said...

We miss you! Thanks for the tour around the city. See you soon!

Parry's said...

Wow what a weekend! I think before kiddos my weekends were kinda like that. How fun is california!

ashlan said...

What I would give to live a day in your life. You are always having so much fun. How could someone as giving and kind as you not be so lucky.

Lindsay said...

How happy am I that I found you!!!!!! You look so cute! How is cali??? Our mamas took off for st george this evening. Hope they have a blast!

Alisha said...

I think I just saw Colton and the side of your beautiful face right behind Tom Bergeron on the Dancing With the Stars Results show I Tivo-ed.

Kelly and Stacey said...

The second to last picture of you and Colton needs to be framed. It's a classic!