Posted by laura on Dec 09 2008 | Holiday, Making

Some shots from our Thanksgiving holiday with Lino and Claudia, down in Venice Beach. We were on the highway at 4:30am on Thanksgiving morning. It’s actually a great way to go – the kids sleep for a couple of hours of the trip and there’s hardly any traffic. It took us a bit less than 6 hours, while a friend who did the drive on Wednesday night told me it took her 10 hours. Yikes.

We brought pie, rolls, Tom’s wild rice dish, pumpkin bread, a present for the baby (to be) and some baby pumpkin tea lights.


Lino and Claudia’s home is modern, beautiful and welcoming. They had some lovely friends over for dinner and we all had such a terrific night.

Here’s their gorgeous table:


Lino made the most fantastic chocolate cake for dessert. (He also made a puff pastry with asparagus inside and mushroom sauce that I could eat Every Day.)


I had to throw in this photo of Honey sitting on their front step.

The dress she wore for the holiday is a dress of mine. It’s vintage, dahling, don’t you know. I’m trying not to take that too hard. Somehow it’s not as insulting as when the American Girl Company unveiled their latest historical doll – from the seventies. I was like, gag me with a spoon!

We had such an amazing visit. Here are the kids playing in the ocean, Thanksgiving weekend. Now that’s just not right. But it’s wonderful.


And how’s that for a mountain of sand? This photo was taken mere moments before Hot Wheels did a compete face plant in the sand. I’ve never seen anyone so insulted. 

I’ll leave you with this shot of our gorgeous hosts, high above Santa Monica pier, in the Ferris Wheel. Does it get better than this? I think not.

2 comments for now

2 Responses to “Thanks”

  1. I’m so glad to see the new post – it’s been too long. Sorry about all the trouble you’re having with WP. I’m hoping that 2.7 will solve everything!

    Thanks for the amazing trip, it was such a great Thanksgiving.

    10 Dec 2008 at 4:22 pm

  2. lino

    hey, so wonderful that you made it down! thanks. We have wonderful rocks in patterns on our doorstep that will last a long time I hope as they are great to look at. No doubt they have some mysterious meaning in the game that they were a part of. Awesome tree, we will go looking for one.


    11 Dec 2008 at 4:08 pm

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