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Big Happenings

Posted by: Maggie

A couple weeks back I tweeted that some big things were about to happen. Well, those things are here and I’m excited to share with you all.

First, was the launching of my photography business website. It launched on Monday and it is gorgeous, all Josh’s handiwork. Check it out if you haven’t already!

Next, I have upgraded cameras! This is a super big deal for me. The new one arrived on Monday and I love it! You’ll hear more about it in tomorrow’s Fabulous Friday post.

And now, we’re on vacation! This is the first vacation we have had in three years. Truly, we haven’t taken a day off together in all that time. So we’re doing it up on a small budget-friendly scale. We’re keeping Eleanor out of school today and tomorrow. Today we’ll hit up the Natural History Museum, tomorrow the Aquarium of the Pacific. Then Saturday is the big, big deal!

Eleanor will be having a sleepover at her Aunt MoMo and Uncle Christian’s house and Josh and I will be heading to Riverside to stay for a night at the historic Mission Inn to celebrate our 6th wedding anniversary. This is the first night we’ll spend without Eleanor since she was born. It’s going to be awesome!

Then maybe a beach trip on Sunday. Then Eleanor is back to school on Monday and Josh and I will be having a fun day with just the two of us. We haven’t decided what we’ll do, but maybe some Museums or something.

So excited about the next five days! We are going to have so much fun! I’ll be blogging all about it soon!

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Visiting the Getty Villa

Posted by: Maggie

On another almost-free weekend outing we went to the Getty Villa in Malibu last weekend. The Villa houses the Getty’s Greek and Roman collections, but we didn’t actually see any of the exhibits. We just let Eleanor run around on the beautiful grounds. She was having so much fun that she threw a little fit when it was time to leave.

On the way out to the peristyle and gardens Eleanor stopped to point out the parts of this statue. Eleanor, can you say “Penis.”

p.s. We saw this tree on our way back to the parking garage and had no idea what it was. Anyone have any ideas?

Saturday Morning at The Getty

Posted by: Maggie

Now that I’m not studying anymore we are trying to do something fun and free every weekend. Last Saturday we went to the Getty museum which is almost free, free admission but ten dollar parking. They had a photography exhibit I wanted to see. It included portraits from some of my favorite photographers, Diane Arbus, Walker Evans, and Lewis Hine and had some neat daguerotypes inlcuding a portrait of Edgar Allen Poe. Eleanor showed no interest in the exhibit, but was thrilled to get to run around on the grass with the other kids and to walk through the garden trying to eat dirt.