old town

i spent most of the day on saturday with luke in old town san diego. we had a blast exploring together. warning: picture heavy post coming up.

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^^^ right when we got there we checked out a free museum (aka my favorite kind) inside an old house. it was pretty empty except for us and some creeptastic mannequins so we had the place to ourselves.

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^^^ the famous wells fargo wagon and a working telegraph. i’m just going to stick with texting. telegraph ain’t my thang.

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^^^ what a goof. love him.

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^^^ genuine joy on this boys face when he got to pan for an assortment of rocks and minerals and such.

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^^^ “lunch” megan style. ice cream.

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^^^ the mormon battalion centre which was recently updated and is now all fun and trendy. it was so fun to hear about these men who not only had an amazing spiritual experience, but who also brought brick making to san diego and who built the wagon trail that later became a major railroad. history! cool right?

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overall a very fun day with the little bro. he’s kind of a fun kid.

the life of a (not so big) hollywood star

momma, luke, one of his friends, and i made the long(ish) journey out to LA today to watch the taping of a disney channel show. because we’re celebrities? i like to think so. (but actually because my mom just does cool mom things like this all the time. go denise go!)

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we got to the studio a bit early so we wandered nearby neighborhoods as entertainment. how could walking down a street of houses be entertaining you ask? see above picture. this is somebody’s actual house. and i love them. the picture really doesn’t do it justice.

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^^^ me, being genuinely excited to stand in front of this gem of establishment. and also secretly hoping the owners come outside? and present me with a giant bronze dinosaur as a gift? i’m feeling that my apartment in provo would be greatly improved with this lawn decor. you feeling me?

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this ^^^ is not actually the set that we were on. sadly i was sworn to secrecy and cannot share any pictures or very much information about the show at all. why did i make an entire blog post about this then? mostly to have an excuse to post about the dinosaur house. but what i can tell you about the show was that there were a few pre-teen celebrities, and a lot of pre-teen audience members. i was with my peeps.

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it was actually really interesting to see how all the “behind-the-scenes” stuff works on TV. it’s all smoke and mirrors people. smoke and mirrors. fake laughing, fake talking, fake listening. we did it all. i feel like a real hollywood actress now. next time you see me i may be wearing a fur coat and giant sunglasses. part of my new diva celebrity image. so anyways, if you watch disney channel religiously in january you might just see megan baker fake laughing in the background of your television. lucky you.

national sibling day

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so it’s national sibling day and despite the cliche-ness of this post, i just wanted to say how grateful i am for these little nuggets. my sibs and i are really close to each other, and despite the occasional spat here and there (who am i kidding, we never fight) we get along like peas in a pod. they’re some of my absolute best friends and we all have so much fun together.

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emily.

also known as pie, em is as sweet as her nickname. she is always so thoughtful and generous and willing to lend a hand to someone in need. she is a hard worker and fiercely dedicated. she is a great listener when i need to talk and a great talker when i want to listen. she’s also strangely obsessed with babies? it’s great to have a sister so close to me in age. it’s like having a best friend by my side for eternity. everything is more fun when we’re together…disneyland trips, grocery store runs, even loading the dishwasher (maybe not that last one). point is, pie i love you and couldn’t ask for a better sister or friend.

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nate.

this boy has caused me quite a few laughs and quite a few moments of embarrassment in my time. and weirdly enough i love that about him. as long as that embarrassing me phase stays in the past of course. he also is a real bright kid. i get so excited when he’s reading a book I recommended to him and we talk for hours about it. i love his thirst for knowledge and his desire to improve himself. he’s always telling me how he hates short books because he feels “cheated.” love that. nate is also about 8 feet taller than me, but he’ll always be my little brother. nate-potate, thanks for being a great brother. for making me laugh. for reading with me. for always talking with me about nerd stuff. for being awesome. i love you!

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luke.

this kid is the sweetest boy you will ever meet in your life. he always knows just what to do to brighten my day and put a smile on my face. or make me cry from missing him so darn much. he is always so genuine and considerate of other people. i can’t believe that one person could be so concerned for other people’s welfare. he’s a real charmer, so when he’s older the ladies better watch out. he’s also insanely creative. always drawing and writing and singing. he’s the only sibling that i distinctly remember when he was a baby, and it’s crazy how fast he’s growing up. lukey, you always can make me smile. you are so talented and so kind. when i grow up, I want to be more like you. love you lots!

p.s. thanks to mom and dad for providing me with these amazing siblings. you guys are pretty cool too.