La Habra


This afternoon Mike mentioned he had a hankerin’ for Gondola’s Pizza. So being the wonderful wife I am, I said sure, let’s go. (The fact that I wouldn’t have to cook dinner played into this sunny answer of mine just a wee bit.)

Mike grew up in La Habra which is just a few blocks from Gondola’s in La Mirada. Gondola Pizza was a favorite of his family and he has many fond memories associated with it, not to mention enjoying yummy pizza. His best memory is when he and his sister Lisa got pizza there and took it home. Their parents were out, so it was just the two of them and they watched a Bill Irwin show “The Regard of Flight“. Mike remembers laughing so hard with his sister that night as they watched the show. Bill Irwin is best known to parents of small children as Mr. Noodle on Sesame Street. (Mike also points out that Bill Irwin is arguably the greatest living clown on the planet – if you haven’t seen him before, check out the link!).


On our way home I realized we were near my friend Iris’s house. So we drove by and totally dropped in on them unannounced! Now I am usually a call ahead person, but we were right there and we just showed up. They were so hospitable and we got a chance to visit a bit and go get ice cream! I’ve known Iris since 1988 when I first started working at Lighthouse Christian Store in Long Beach! She is such a wonderful, beautiful person and even though we don’t get to see each other often, we always pick up where we left off!


Hope was so awesome looking after Kellen helping us make sure she didn’t climb up on the fountain!

Lauren and Jay became friends when they were in the same preschool class for two years! Even though they don’t get to see each other regularly, they always seem to hit it off. These girlies are so sweet and such a testament to their parents’ good job of parenting.

The best kind of Sunday night.


One Response to “La Habra”

  1. iris Says:

    Wow! First off, I am so impressed with how efficient you are! I mean, we just did that and now you’ve got it all posted and blogged and officially documented! You amaze me!

    Secondly, thanks for your sweet words. I absolutely love the picture with your kids and mine. Jay and Lauren are sooo cute! I must say, the family picture is freaking me out a bit—my kids look way too old! Is Hope 9 going on 13??

    Thanks for a nice surprise tonight!


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