We spent the day in Santa Barbara today. I had never been before but. . . wow, can I move there? I loved it. The reason for our visit is actually really random. A couple of months ago Harper and I flew to Salt Lake for my brother's mission farewell. On the flight there, we sat next to a very nice girl, Christine Olson, who is a photographer and I chatted with her for part of our flight. I have been thinking about getting some 1 year photos taken of Harper, so a few weeks ago I found her blog (thanks to Google) and asked if she'd be willing to do the photos and luckily she agreed. So today we headed up to Santa Barbara where she lives.
This morning was amazing. Christine was so nice and sweet (and patient) with Harper and she even already sent me a few photos so we could have a sneak peak.WOW! I am so pleased with the photos and am so excited to see the rest of them. I have been looking forward to this for the last several weeks and I was not disappointed. We had a great time!
Another reason that we went to Santa Barbara (because Christine had been perfectly willing to come to LA to take the photos) was because my best friend from high school, Cynthia, has lived in SB for over a year and I am a terrible friend and have never visited her. So we met up with her and her boyfriend Eric and had a delicious Indian buffet at Spice Avenue. Then Cynthia gave us a tour of The Granada where she is a manager.
I will leave you with some photos from our visit to the Santa Barbara mission. It's great to live so close to so many fun and interesting places, we need to take better advantage of them!