Saturday, December 30, 2006

Back to LA

We are headed back to LA tomorrow. We have spent the past week in Washington State visiting my family for Christmas. We have been all over the state trying to see everyone. I wish I could have spent more time in my hometown. However, I was happy to drive through and at least get at D & M coffee (honestly the best coffee in the world even better than in Europe) and get lunch at the Palace Cafe (my friends and I all worked there in high school). I was surprised that some of the same people still work there and they remembered me. It was so much fun. We also had a chance to go skiing while we were in Wenatchee visiting my aunt. It was great fun. Living in Hawaii and California the past year I forget just how cold it can get in the Northwest.

I had a great Christmas at my mom's house. Going to my mom's house is like going to Martha Stewart's house. She goes all out. A few of my Christmas present highlights include : Heely's (the shoes that kids wear that have a wheel in the heel and you can skate around, I have never actually seen an adult wearing them but I figured I should start the adult trend), Sex and the City series (yes all 6 seasons, I am so excited to watch them all), a beautiful picture for my house, People Magazine year subscription, hand painted Italian platter...and on and on. It was a great Christmas.

Monday, December 18, 2006

Going Back to Hawaii

I got a call to work in Hawaii the end of this week. I had planned to travel to my families for Christmas today but due to work I had to rearrange my plans. I was super excited to be able to work on Lost again so soon. I guess it is just show biz that we have to change our plans. It is hard for Jon and I at this point in our careers to make definite plans for anything. Luckily people are understanding. I sort of enjoy the uncertainty. It keeps me on my toes and keeps things exciting. I never know what I am doing day-to-day. Things can change in a moment.

It does make me appreciate the things in my life that are more stable ie family, friends, my husband and of course God.

Sunday, December 17, 2006

Christmas Cookie Party

I know it is a bit dorky to have a cookie party but it was such a hit that I think it might become an annual event. The party started at 2 pm and people didn’t start to leave until 1 am. We didn't decorate cookies that long. After we finished decorating the cookies we had a contest on the best cookies and then we played games. It was a great time.

Saturday, December 16, 2006

Oh How I love Christmas

I am such a sucker for Christmas. I love it so much. I love everything about it: eggnog, Christmas Trees, shopping, the color red, music, Christmas lights, parties, going home to see family, the movie Elf, warm fires... the list goes on and on. I also really enjoy decorating Christmas cookies so I decide to have a cookie decorating party for today. I was surprised when I started asking people to come decorate cookies with how many people were so excited. I guess they love Christmas as much as me.

Last night we went to a Christmas concert. There was giant choir and a giant orchestra playing all the classics. It was a great way to spend a Friday night.

Saturday, December 09, 2006

Different Coasts

When I flew out to Hawaii on Wednesday to work on Lost, Jon flew out to New York to work on Law and Order SVU. We were excited to get the call for him to work on a new show. His stunt went well and he had a great day of work. My stunt also went well and it was fun to see all my friends from Lost. I had a nice time in Hawaii but was so busy I didn't get to enjoy Hawaii like I wanted to.

When we fly for work the production company must fly us first class in accordance to our union rules. I must say it is so nice to fly first class.

Sunday, December 03, 2006

Back in LA

We moved out of the apartment in Waikiki last week so we are officially LA residents. It is kinda weird but the good news is I will still be working on Lost just now they will be flying me out first class and putting me up in a hotel room. I honestly didn't know if they would still hire me but I got the call last week to work, so I will be flying out Wednesday to work in Hawaii.

Today we are buying our first Christmas tree. I just love Christmas and am looking forward to all the Christmas parties and good food. I am already submerged in Christmas music. Our rental car we have (yes we still have a rental from when our 2nd car got stolen) has XM radio which has 6 Christmas stations. It is great.