Saturday, January 3, 2009

Bring on 2009

New Years Eve –
My dad got a box at the Clippers vs 76ers game. We had the whole box to ourselves so we got to invite a lot of people. Among the party people where John and Tylyn (uncle and aunt); Adam (long time friend) and Analise; Justin (long time friend); Drew (long time friend) and Christina; Ryan and Missy (brother and SIL); Tiersha (cousin) and Josh; Michael John (cousin); Tahnee (cousin) and Tyler; and me! The Clippers lost (not a surprise) and the game wasn't that entertaining but I had a great time hanging out with some old friends.

After the Clippers game we walked across the street to LA Live. Apparently this is supposed to be the "Time Square of the West Coast". Trust me, I've been to Time Square and this does not begin to compare. 

Next, we drove down Colorado Ave (to see all the people lined up to watch the Rose Parade), and then we went back to my parents house to watch the ball drop over Times Square.

New Years Day –
New Years morning we all woke up late (after our crazy par-tay the night before), made breakfast (pancakes!), and watched the Rose Parade in HD.

After a tasty breakfast some of us decided to head down to Malibu. We stop at a empty beach so we could play in the sand (it was way too cold to go in the water).

To round off the day, we headed over to the Santa Monica pier and the Third Street Promenade. We ate at Johnny Rockets, walked around the shops, and stopped by Brookstone to sit in the massage chairs. 

Friends, family, sporting events. What more could you ask for? It was a great way to start the new year.


Lauren Jayne said...

I LOVED going to the Rose Parade when I was little. We always made my brothers camp out to get us good times! Do you remember a couple of years back when they had a whole marching band worth of storm troopers!?

Courtney N said...

Yea! That was AWESOME! They didn't have anything that great this year. Although they did have those bulldogs that can skateboard... I guess thats pretty cool : )