so i needed a little help getting into the christmas spirit this year...maybe it has something to do with our 75 degree weather, who knows. (though nights have been quite chilly...that's the only time i feel festive :)
luckily i had a funfilled christmas-y weekend last week to give me a boost.
just about every mommy blogger in pasadena has written about the griffith park light walk, so on friday we decided to check it out. i loved it! i'm a sucker for christmas lights, especially when i can walk it.
it started and ended with an amazing light tunnel. even though my eyes sort of wigged out while we walked through it, i thought it was beautiful.
they had all sorts of designs, animals, people etc. made completely out of lights all along a path. i guess the rest of the month you can drive this, but the first week in december it's open to walkers. (who wants to drive anyway? boring)
there were fun LA landmarks too, like city hall, a surfer on a wave, the griffith observatory, LAX. my favorite was a mini hollywood bowl and h-wood sign (sorry for the blurriness) :
here's me & melanie, the greatest neighbor/friend ever (though, of course, she's pregnant. all my pasadena friends have kids) :
saturday was our ward christmas party and dinner. i was skeptical of it at first but we ended up having a blast. first of all i had never seen a cultural hall decorated so amazingly -- there were decorations and flowers everywhere. b and i were asked to help serve, so we had a fun time goofing off in the kitchen with our other server friends and running back and forth with plates. it's always funner to help out than actually be the party guest, i think.
and then sunday we watched a christmas program on tv put on by the leaders of our church (i told you, lots of christmas stuff!) and walked up to pasadena city hall to see their giant tree.
i LOVE pasadena city hall. if i got married again i would so take our engagement pictures there. the architecture is amazing.
and that was our weekend. oh yeah, i also dyed my hair:
still getting used to it, but i like my new "winter" color :) and yes, i still only have one eye -- i swear, we did cut the bangs a little but they're still in my face nonstop.