I made a super fast trip to So. Cal last weekend. I left right after Lilly's soccer game and jammed to the desert to see my sweet friend Mindy who just returned from the Peace Corp. (You can check out her blog in my blog listings if you'd like.) I got to see Mindy's Mom, Debbie and her sisters Emily and Jeanne, her niece Rachel and her cousin Jenica. We had a great time! Jeanne has an evil little dog named Lady that decided to attack my ankles. As they say "She is NO lady!"
After visiting Mindy and Fam I decide to call Nik. Here's how the coversation went...
Laura - "Nik, whatcha doing for lunch?"
Nik - "Where are you?"
Laura - "I'm in your neighborhood!"
Nik - "You're in Oceanside?!"
Laura - "No, I'm in Palm Desert."
Niki - "Ra, that isn't our neighborhood." (laughing hysterically by both of us)
Laura - "Anywhere on this side of the grapevine is your neighborhood!"
Nik - "Okay, where are you?"
Laura - "I don't know, at a Starbucks" (that narrows it down)
More laughter.... Too Fun!
So, off to Oceanside I go. I had a great time seeing Nik, Syd, Miles and Jim. Nik, Syd and I went to the best lunch ever and then Miles and I went to get a slurpee and he showed me where he surfed and played guitar for me and showed me his myspace page and we talked music and school. It was great! Maybe he'll marry Lilly someday. (Nik said to get in line. hahaha) Nik I am still getting her dowry together so we'll talk and sign papers later. hahaha! Syd was awesome and let me hug and kiss on her because I was missing Lilly. (Thanks Syd! Next time we'll go for slurpees!)
Nik toured me around her neighborhood and showed me all the work they have been doing on their home. (Jim is a stud!) Then we laughed hysterically for about an hour. I didn't want to leave! Can't wait to see you all again soon!
BACK TO THE DESERT
I can't believe I use to live here!
Mindy, Jeanne, Emily and Deb
Mindy trying to eat a banana and have her picture taken
It's not going well. hahaha
Awww. The perfect picture!
Mindy, Laura & Deb. They had me laughing so hard! My face is sooo red!
Laura and Mindy
Mindy showing us some video of the pet monkey. Too Funny!
Emily and Rachel
Mindy brought back some coffee from Uganda. Yum!
Mindy and Jenica
Mindy and Rachel
Emily and Deb