I love three day weekends, especially quiet ones with no obligations. I feel as though the extra day off allows me to tackle a few projects that are in desperate need of a little TLC. Friday started off with a fabulous photo shoot with Lyric Jackson, a classmate of my son’s from elementary school. Lyric and Reggie became fast friends in the 6th grade, which meant Lyric’s mom and I became friends. Some of my closest friends are byproducts of my children’s selections of their friends. Lyric’s mom was a big inspiration to me as far as starting my blog, she has a phenomenal blog, www.girlsbestfriendandcoblog.com that has been up in running for a few years which is no easy feat. She stays on top of the latest beauty and fashion comings and goings and you can view some of Lyric’s vlogs. Check it out here. A few of my favorites pics from the session:
Our neighbor Dr. Woods hosted a surprise brunch for his wife Debbie. The Woods moved to our area a little over ten years ago, both MD’s, so of course Reggie was happy to have someone to talk shop with. They have adorable twin second grade girls, who I am dying to photograph. The surprise was a success! He told all of the guests various different times from 1 hour to 2 hours before the actual time, so needless to say everyone was there for the surprise.
We are not golfers, but I love the beauty of the course…Friendly Hills is so beautiful.
Debbie’s 96 year-old mother was the life of the party. A good time was had by all.
We found ourselves Downtown LA again, it is becoming our new stomping ground, so much to see in the arts district. Of course we grabbed a bite at our new fav Baco Mercat and Reggie got a treat at the Pie Hole before returning home.
It is time to do a little housekeeping around our property. We lost our gardener about 8 months ago and now have a “mow and blow” person, so everything is overgrown and in need of cutting back, pruning, and a little facelift. Reggie started trimming back some of the trees, so we will do a little each week and until then enjoy the greenery.
Another trip back into the city, I admit I am a sucker for a sale, so we leave the house at 4:15 to head to the westside which is about 45 minutes away, to pop in Neiman’s knowing that they close at 6. A lot of damage can be done in 30 minutes…
Dinner at our old standby A.O.C..
And then a visit with Michelle, Michael and adorable Morgan…dropping off some prints and planning our next photo shoot for baby girl Morgan who will be turning 1 in July.
Finally home…only to receive a call that our next door neighbor passed away, another reminder that life is so short. This is a quote I discovered that is so apropos:
“One day you will wake up and there won’t be any more time to do the things you’ve always wanted. Do It Now.”
Manuscript found in Accra Paulo Coelho