Cheryl's Visit

Last weekend a longtime family friend, Cheryl, came down from Sacramento for a visit. I’ve known her since I was itsy bitsy, and it was so lovely to get to see her again – it had been a year! Over the weekend we spent some time antique shopping in old town Orange and celebrating her birthday. It was just lovely; even the weather was perfect.

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There were some awesome treasures and geeky delights, but I was good and didn’t bring any home…this time.

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After Cheryl came to see my new place, Sunday was spent relaxing on the patio and celebrating her birthday. She has the best smile and laugh ever. And you should probably be warned that her superpower is getting anybody to tell her their deepest emotions/fears/hopes within 15 minutes.  ;)

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After a delicious dinner, we surprised her with this amazing chocolate covered angel food cake (that Sarah made), her favorite! Love how she’s always surprised when people do something for her, even though that gorgeous personality inspires loyalty and love like nobody else.

Miss you already Cheryl!