A couple weeks ago, one of my best friends, Rachael, came to visit us! It meant so much to me that she would fly all the way out here, and I think I speak for both of us that we had THE BEST weekend! I don't think I've ever laughed so much! Rach brought us all goodies, too. Have I mentioned how much I love this girl? :) She made homemade dog and cat treats that the pets devoured, plus delicious banana nut bread for us.
The first night she was here, we heard some strange noises coming from the kitchen. She went to see what it was and texted me this picture of Diego attacking the treat box. He desperately wanted more! Pep was just an innocent bystander.
See the puncture marks? HA!
Our first stop was Laguna Beach, my favorite of all the beaches in California! We found this incredibly beautiful wedding spot on a cliff. Maybe it's time for a vow renewal? :) This is stunning!
We had margaritas and fish and chips at my favorite restaurant there, Greeter's Corner.
The next day, we tried to ride the hot air balloon again but of course, it was all booked up! So we decided to make our own fun and went to Party City.
We were planning to take Rachael to our home away from home, Boomers, for some laser tag, and we decided to kick it up a notch by going in costume. I had bought some cowboy boots the day before at Target, which inspired this idea.
I/Bobby Jo was a cowgirl, Rachael/Gertrude was a nerd, and Doug/Mr. Giggles was a
creepy clown. And I must say, we were a hit at Boomers. Kids asked to take pictures with us, and we tried to stay in character the whole time. I swear, Rachael was born to be a nerd, and I just couldn't stop laughing at her. Combine her uncanny nerd impression with laser tag? Well, you have a geek in argyle rolling around and army crawling on the floor, screaming at the kids with almost incoherent lisp. Hysterical!
And then we made Maisy a nerd, too. One of my favorite pictures ever :)
*We also went to Balboa Island, but there are way too many pictures in this post already, so I'll post those tomorrow*