Thursday, February 12, 2009

Our trip to LA...

There were several reasons for Avery and I to go to LA this past weekend. It was a rather last minute trip, planned only within the last few weeks.

At the end of January my friend Rachel from Golden Shop and I were contacted by a gifting company in LA that makes gift bags and boxes for celebrity events, mainly for children. They were putting on a Valentine party for some Hollywood kiddos and wanted to know if I was interested in making some crowns for the boys at the party. Rachel was making bibs and hats for the girls and since she lives in LA they invited her to the party. After talking to the hostess, we decided it would be fun if Avery and I flew out for the event as well.

Here are some pics of the party...there were a few celebs there that we knew, as well as some that we didn't...but overall a totally fun day. It was originally supposed to be outside in a park, but rain forced us into a indoor play place (who was even run by actress Julie McCullough...who Rachel immediately remembered as Mike Seaver's girlfriend on Growing Pains...talk about dating us! Man we're getting old.)

**All the Partygoing Kids**
**Sophie, the baby hostess of the party, Brayden, son of actress Melissa Joan Hart, and Olivia, daughter of actress Joely Fisher**
**Estela, daughter of model and actress Ali Landry, and True and Skylar,
daughters of Joely Fisher**
**Of course there was much discussion about what to wear to a party like this...I figured I was successful after Ali Landry told me that she loved my outfit and had the same one...so I shamelessly asked if we could take a pic together. You should have seen the "I'm so embarrassed by you" look that Rachel gave me when I handed her my camera. The picture turned out really dark, but we didn't dare ask to do a retake. So it is a little grainy and had to be turned to B & W, but still, my proof that I was actually at the party!**
**These two cuties were a son and daughter of someone in hollywood too, but we couldn't figure out who...no one we had heard of. They were so adorable though, we called them our poster children for the day.**
**Even Joely Fischer got in on wearing a golden hat!**

Besides the fact that a couple of my favorite pics of Melissa Joan Hart's older son, Mason, somehow mysteriously disappeared from my camera, the party was great. Word has it that most of them left this party and immediately went to Tori Spelling's Winter Wonderland party...too bad we couldn't have tagged along to that, too!

The other main reasons that we went on this trip was for a fun girls weekend...here is Avery and I at the airport right before her first airplane trip...
and for Rachel and I to finally meet face to face. We've been emailing and instant messaging online for about 6 months, and just recently started talking on the phone too. It was the best part of the trip to meet her and her husband and daughter. We stayed at her house and it wasn't weird for even a second. It was as if I'd known them for years! Thanks, O'Connors!

After much discussion about whether she should make her first Disney trip without Daddy being present, we decided Avery would probably never be as enamored with Disney princesses as she is now and that we should seize the opportunity...so here are pics of Avery on her first Disney trip:
**So happy with her "My First Visit" button**
**Avery and Kylie, Rachel's 2 year old daughter...best buds for the weekend.**
**Avery and Ariel, who she says was her favorite princess that day**
**Here she is hanging on every word that Cinderella had to say**
What a fabulous birthday present this trip was from my hubs...thanks honey!

8 comments:

Rachel said...

I have to admit - I think my favorite pic from this post is the one of Aves and Ky...two peas in a pod!!!

I'm glad you had so much fun...

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goldenshoptalk said...

*tear*. I miss you already, it truly was like we have known each other FOREVER. So many memories in just 4 short days! Where to begin??? Oh yes, my favorite would definitely be your handing me the camera to take your pic with Ali - and the 2.3 seconds of our considering whether it would be kosher or not to ask for a retake. :) These pics make me want to cry!!!!!!!!!!!! COME BACK... PDP+G=GENIUS

Carter's mom said...

Amazing, your pictures had me teary because I know you two girls just deserved that so much!

Thanks for sharing! :) Sara

Spare Time Designs (Tammy) said...

omg! What a fun trip! So jealous of all that fun! So happy for all the success you have come into with PD&P! By the way you are so stinky skinny-send any secrets my way.....baby wieght....gotta love it?

Julie - On the Dot Creations said...

Oh my. What a wonderful trip for you and Rachel. I'm jealous of the fun you had. :)

BabyD said...

I am so happy it all turned out so well, and was a hit! how could it not be right?? You deserve all of it. Can't wait to see more. Love that you did not pass up disney either ;)

gina lee ~ said...

it was so nice to meet you... Your work is awesome.. Just got caught up on all your fun creations......
awesome...
~g.