happy april fools day!

it totally has nothing to do with my post, but i wanted to wish you all a very happy day filled with pranks :)

so, its back to reality. mom came and went. of course it was the fastest 3 days ever. we literally apartment hopped, ate, drank and surfed our way throughout the state. if its true what they say about "you are what you eat" then i am most definitely frozen yogurt, candy, grilled cheese and pizza. i know dad, i know! but, it was a treat weekend...hehe. we did eat a lot of salads and baked potatoes, berries (and cool whip) too, so there was somewhat of a balance. ha!
it was such fun going around to different places to see if mom could see herself living in them.
correction: it.was.horrendous

we started off the way i initially did when i came to LA: apartment complexes. i wont bad mouth them on the whole, as i know they are fabulous for a lot of people. but they arent for the kelleys it seems. moving on...

we hit marina del ray, newport beach, balboa island, laguna beach, irvine and of course los angeles. i will sum it up by saying this: my mom wants to be LA. there is soooo much to say regarding how and why she decided that, so i wil have to update later. hopefully, though, this whole process will hurry up so she will get here soon.

we spent the day in LA on sunday hitting up the cheesecake factory for lunch and then just enjoying the sunshine! its always a little sad the last day of a visitor. i love my mom soo soo much and just didnt want her to go. it was so cute...we went to a great little italian place near me for dinner. they have the best bread and garlic oil. MMMM. we had a leisurely dinner outside and just talked about everything. then there was pinkberry :)

the great part about her leaving on a red eye is that i get her all day. the bad part is that i always seem to get lost on the way home in inglewood. not really the place for me! haha...
(and no, having mapquest directions has done me no good).

i was sooo bummed when i got home sunday night. i mean super bummed. and homesick. monday too. monday was soo soo hard. my heart hurt. of course mom and i teared up a bit on the phone. damn you distance.

ok, so, to wrap this up....i have sooo soo much more to update!! like, i am officially obsessed with surfing!!
(and my mom did amazing, looked amazing and made me proud out there!!!)