Wednesday, May 21

5-19-80, LA traffic, & flat black hats




We have had such a whirlwind trip to Southern California. We have had so much to do, and not much time. Here is our timeline....don't get too tired reading this.

Friday, May 16, 2008

Leave early Friday morning to drive to Camarillo, CA to meet up with the Scotts.
Pick up Ashleigh's Cap and Gown.
Walk around Cal State Channel Islands, aka: spooky campus.





The well that you see behind the building and up on the hill is the well in The Ring. They filmed the psycho girl climbing out of it. That just adds to the creepiness.



Their mascot is the dolphin. Although the campus was super creepy, it was BEAUTIFUL!


Cal State Channel Islands used to be a mental institution in the 1930s. It is pretty creepy. They say that this building is haunted: (Creepy huh?)




The school is new so most of the buildings are still abandoned. Tyson and I snoped around and found some crazy stuff.





This door says LOCK DOOR and was pretty creepy, the windows had bars on them, and the rooms where the crazy people stayed had big metal doors with a tiny window.




Check in to hotel.
Meet up with Scotts, eat dinner, get some sleep.

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Get ready for Graduation.
Sit in 1 million degree weather in the outdoor graduation.
Chase kids during graduation.





Be SUPER PROUD of Ashleigh! (We love you!)

Take pictures.
Go to In n Out.
Drive to Orange County. (It took forever!!! Our Navigation told us to take the 101. If you ever come down here, don't take that road. It isn't a road, it is a parking lot.)

Help Mackenzie get ready for Prom. She looks so cute, and her boyfriend looks like Brad Pitt. (Who can complain?)

Take prom group pictures.

Get ready and go to Tyson's 10 year High school reunion.



Sunday, May 18, 2008

Go to church in the ward boundaries we want to live in.
Come home and have family dinner with Megan, David and kids (just returning from Austrailia), Scotts, and Thackers.

Monday, May 19, 2008

Wake up and have birthday breakfast.

Get ready to go to Price is Right.

Drive to LA.
Get there EARLY to find out you had to get there EVEN EARLIER to get on the show. Who wants to go THAT bad to sit in line for 7 hours?
Go to The Grove in LA.


We thought we would go to some fun place to eat, but we knew the traffic would be horrid on the way home, so we left.
Come home play with kids.
Go shopping.
Have a yummy Mexican meal (my favorite, thanks Jackie).
Have FHE. I was the special guest star that evening, and everyone took a quiz about me, and I graded them, and we tried to see who knew me best. You would think it was Tyson, but it wasn't... it was Mackenzie!
Open presents.
One of my presents. I have wanted this for awhile!
Play Rook.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Find a place to live in Huntington Beach.

This day might seem to be "less packed" than other days, however we looked at places for 9 HOURS!!!

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Do the same thing... except we are leaving a little later so I can blog. :)
Drive home to Walnut Creek.


Happy Birthday to me! It was a great birthday and a great weekend.

5 love notes:

Erika said...

What a whirlwind!
SPOOKY campus!!! Reminds me of One Flew OVer the Cookoo's Nest...something like that, right? The Jack Nicholson movie?
I wanted to see the picture of Brad Pitt!!!
Can't wait for you to come live down here!

jenny said...

so did you guys find a place? oh right you said you are looking today. cute dress you got for your bday, call us when you're back!

Amy said...

Love The Grove! Love the dress too! Don't love the traffic though UGH! Just remember once you get here and get settled, you don't really go on the freeways too much, so the traffic isn't bad (just stay away from LA right?!) Let us know how we can help when you get here- I know we will be competing with family to help, but PLEASE call!!

Emily said...

Crazy weekend!!! Happy Birthday!!! Did you like the ward? Did you find a place to live? Traffic isn't very lovely...you learn to travel during none peak hours. I wish I was moving to the beach!

Jen and Chris said...

The Ring was the scariest movie I have ever seen, and I think I would be too freaked out to go see that well.