8.03.2008

Mr & Mrs Mack

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Los Angeles, Santa Barbara and the Mack wedding!

I flew down to LA to help Charlotte with the "week of" wedding plans! We had a great time putting together programs, place cards, etc, and just plain hanging out! I miss that girl a lot!! OH and I got to meet Diego! Mr. Diego-butt is one cool pup! however he needs to learn his name... it doesn't help when he has like 5! haha! We then headed up to Santa Barbara to meet up with her family for the week and get some stuff done at the office. We went around town, got lots of stuff done, and even got in a whale watching tour! Her mom had arranged to have karaoke at one of the bars one night and Friday started all of the wedding madness! It was so nice to be away from work and in warm sunshine!

What I saw on my flight down- I think from the wild fires... Mr. Diego!

he makes balloon animals!
Hanging out in Santa Barbara

Getting help with favors
the whale watching tour


Thursday night's karaoke!



Friday nights rehearsal dinner

Saturday- Wedding Day



at the bar after the reception




Good times had by all!

8.02.2008

4th of July onboard the USCGC Baracuda!

Our neighbor Jasen is the XO of the Baracuda! They were going to be in San Fran doing drills for the week and then taking care of security for the fireworks barge. He invited us out on the boat to watch the fireworks! We had a blast! We were 100ft from the barge! Now if it wasn't for the fog they would probably been the most fantastic ones I'd ever seen... but even with the fog they were pretty cool! ( I don't think anything will beat fireworks at Montage Mt- they set them off at the bottom in the baseball field and you can drive up the mt and they're right in front of your face!) OK back to this year! Jasen taught me and Gina how to drive the boat, and even let us take the controls for a bit!! It was neat to see the city from the water, and see Alcatraz in the fog! I enjoyed being up on the bridge watching and listening to them take care of all the boat traffic and the radio! It got even more intense once it got dark! And so confusing ,I couldn't tell what was a boat, or what direction they were going or anything, there was just a ton of little lights!

OK so here are some pictures from the night!