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Nutcracker

We attended the Nutcracker ballet at the Paramount Theater. The ballet was beautiful and Tchaikovsky’s music is our favorite. Unfortunately this time the theater sold popcorn and caramel corn in crunchy sounding plastic bags that people are during the performance. Our seats were not far from the orchestra but the sound of crinkly plastic pervaded our ears. Bad choice on the theater’s behalf to detract from the lovely performance.

Team Lab at the SF Asian Art museum

We visited the SF Asian Art museum to see the exhibition “Continuity” by Team Lab. The projections of flowers, birds, butterflies were so beautiful and immersive. From the moment I stepped inside I smelled flowers and it was warm and dreamy, especially compared to the stormy weather outside the museum. I am so thankful that Emma and I were invited to see it!

trip to El Segundo

We travelled to Los Angeles to go to Disneyland, visit with family and celebrate Emma’s tenth birthday and Halloween. It was an epic trip!


Our evening flight was delayed but we still went to Disneyland the next morning. 🙂

Saturday we slept in and went to the Halloween frolic on Main Street. Emma dressed up and collected candy. We shared churro balls and they were so good!

Elayne hosted a birthday party for Emma. It was so much fun! Emma requested bbq ribs and chocolate brownies. She probably ate most of that fruit plate. 🙂

I drank frozen margaritas and chatted all night. Emma opened some presents and loved all the attention.

Sunday morning we went to breakfast and then brought flowers to where my Mom is buried. We were happy to see her stone was recently installed.

She is next to my brother Joey. It was nice to visit and there were lots of people bringing flowers to their loved ones.

Emma found sweet pictures in my parents album like this one when she was a baby!

That night we celebrated Halloween.

Emma trick or treated a little bit and also gave out candy at aunt Elayne’s house.

We had so much fun and I think Emma will always remember these days filled with love.