Can you believe we've been here for a year?
Some of our favorite places, not so far from our apartment: Venice Canals, the jetty, and the marina.
And some a little further from our apartment, like this overlook.
And Santa Monica
and the Griffith Observatory
The highlight of living here has been our visits from family and friends. We've had 8 different visits and of course we do all the touristy stuff which means . . . I have attended 5 tapings of The Tonight Show, 2 - Conan shows, 1- Jimmy Kimmel, 1- Bethanny Show, 3- tapings of The Talk, 5- Extra tapings, 1- Wheel of Fortune (but they taped 3 shows), 1-Dodgers game, a tour of Hollywood, a tour of stars homes, a tour of Warner Brothers Studio, and 2 movie premieres (yes, Kathy, the premiere we went to counts).
|Allison and Brian|
|Caroline and Dan|
|Allison joined Natalie|
|Dorothy and Marshall|
Steve hasn't attended as many shows but he's been to The Tonight Show, Docu- Day (which was a highlight), the Dodgers game, and we've taken some great day trips around California. We've been blessed to have seen so much of the country this year with our cross country trip and also going to Ontario for Scott and Shelby's wedding.
This year's been full of a lot of changes, amazing gifts, and difficult challenges. And no, I'm not just talking about this guy.
|Walter at 5 months|
Although he has changed a lot,
and is such a wonderful gift of companionship to me,
and does continue to be quite a challenge at times.
|Walter at 14 months|
Originally, our time here was an 11 month assignment which quickly turned into 13 months, then 15, 18, and 21 months. There's still no final word as to when we'll move back to Florida, but we want to embrace our time here fully and to see all that we can while given this opportunity. Year two, here we come!