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Memorial Day Barbeque at the HoodLims

Posted by: Maggie

For memorial day we headed out to Ventura for a barbeque at our friends Kristy and Andrew’s place. Kristy and I went to UCLA together for undergrad. We were both History majors and Women’s Studies minors. So, you know, we obviously had to be friends. Shockingly enough, although we have kept in touch by email, we haven’t seen each other since graduation. Here we are:

(The purple sashes were for Women’s Studies. Oh, and the yellow cord on my shoulder, magna cum laude, in case you were wondering.)

We were thrilled to finally get to see the house we had been reading about. We’ve been following their home purchasing, remodeling, and gardening adventures on their blog for the last year, but we had yet to see it. So we started with a house tour. I’m crazy about the bay windows with the hardwood floors, gorgeous!

I also love the dining room walls, chair rails with picture frame moulding, beautiful! I want the exact same thing in my dining room. Looove it!

After our tour of the house we checked out the backyard. A real backyard with fruit trees and a compost bin and a garden. We are definitely jealous. Kristy even pulled some fresh carrots right out of the ground for Eleanor to try. They came from here:

Josh modeled them for us:

After washing off the soil Eleanor gave one a try, and approved. Yum!

Then we got to enjoy some delicious food ourselves and there was tons of it.

Andrew manned the enormous grill. I couldn’t believe how big it was. They said that it could feed 200. I believe it.

When Eleanor wasn’t running wild in the yard or trying to eat ice out of the coolers she sat for some food for about a minute.

After lunch Kristy and Eleanor got friendly.

Don’t they look cute together with the matching dimples.

Kristy and Andrew look pretty cute together too.

Especially with all that cookie in Andrew’s mouth.

Mo Mo’s Graduation

Posted by: Maggie

My sister Maria graduated from UCLA law school on Friday. So you know what that means. That’s right, a fun summer of studying for and taking the Bar Exam. Let’s all hope she doesn’t follow in my footsteps and have to take it again in February. (p.s. I get my results on Friday! Keep your fingers crossed, because I really, really don’t want to have to take it again!)

It was not as miserable as graduations usually are, but only because the weather was nice. Not too hot, not too cold. Just warm with a little breeze. Maria, however, baked under her robes, as graduates are supposed to do. I thought I was going to pass out at my graduation. The ceremony was of course way too long with too many speeches, with way too many graduates, but that’s how graduations go. I sat and took a few pictures while Josh chased Eleanor around the campus, because she can’t sit still for more than a minute at a time, and really only does sit still when she is eating.

After Eleanor tried on Maria’s cap, we decided that each of my brothers should also give it a try.

Emmett thought he should also try out the robes.

After the graduation we headed over to Frida in Beverly Hills for dinner. Eleanor was all about the guacamole.

Maggie Graduated From Law School!

Posted by: Maggie

It was very hot, we wore big Harry Potter robes that we sweated profusely underneath, and the speeches were too long and too many, but at least its over.

My family all came, including my 92-year-old grandfather.

Eleanor looked like a movie star in her sunglasses and floppy hat.

Afterwards we all went to lunch at my favorite Malibu restaurant Taverna Tony.