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Beautiful Lanterns Everywhere

August 28, 2011

Sophie and I recently broadened our horizons to attend the San Diego Lantern Festival. This beautiful evening featured 6, 000 lanterns, lion dancers, cultural performances, and carnival rides. The festival took place in the San Diego community of City Heights, one of the culturally-richest  neighborhoods in the city. We loved the lanterns, and I like that it was sponsored by the neighborhood with the proceeds directly benefiting the community.

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  1. August 28, 2011 1:58 pm

    I saw these photos on your Facebook and loved them. So pretty, Sophie too. Makes me wish I’d gone. Thanks!

  2. August 28, 2011 2:40 pm

    What a great festival! When I lived in San Diego, I don’t ever remember this….is it a new festival? Your little Sophie is a sweetie pie….and it looked like she was having fun!

    • August 29, 2011 9:11 pm

      Why yes, it is new. This is only the second year. Hopefully it will continue because I think it’s great for the community.

  3. August 28, 2011 2:53 pm

    Love Sophie’s pink boots!

    • August 29, 2011 9:15 pm

      The boots really make the evening, don’t they?

  4. August 28, 2011 2:55 pm

    Beautiful lanterns, fun! And Sophie’s looking so grown up!

    • August 29, 2011 9:15 pm

      Thanks, Julia. It’s those pink boots that make her look so grown up!

  5. August 28, 2011 2:57 pm

    The lanterns are great and Sophie is adorable. My daughter has those boots and I LOVE them.

    • August 29, 2011 9:16 pm

      Aren’t the boots great? Thanks for commenting!

  6. August 28, 2011 3:19 pm

    So beautiful! Do they hold the festival every year? If they do, I’ll definitely put it on my calendar next year.

    • August 29, 2011 9:16 pm

      This is the second year of the festival. Yes, definitely go next year.

  7. August 28, 2011 4:11 pm

    Leah, the lanterns are beautiful and Sophie looks like she’s enjoying herself so much! What a beautiful festival to attend! Love the colorful photos!

  8. August 28, 2011 5:38 pm

    I had no idea this was such a great event. Sophie is so lucky to have you for a mom to expose her to all these great experiences.

    • August 29, 2011 9:18 pm

      Thanks, Susan. I really enjoy doing all these different things and hope Sophie appreciates them too.

  9. August 28, 2011 5:57 pm

    Wow! How beautiful, Leah! I’m a bit jealous of all that vibrant color and culture as we sweat it out in 100-plus-degree heat out here in the desert. Looks lovely (and like Sophie had a BLAST).

    • August 29, 2011 9:20 pm

      I know I shouldn’t complain about weather, but it was pretty dang hot and humid here in San Diego over the last week. You’re a brave soul with that desert heat.

  10. August 28, 2011 8:56 pm

    These photos are beautiful and they made me smile! Thank you for sharing. CUTIE pie daughter!!

    • August 29, 2011 9:20 pm

      Thanks, Michael Ann. And thanks for commenting!

  11. August 29, 2011 4:59 am

    Wow, what a wonderful event to attend with Sophie! So many bright and awesome things to look at together, and those pink cowboy boots! They are just a rockin’ Leah!!

    • August 29, 2011 9:20 pm

      Yes, those boots truly make the outfit, don’t they? All her choice, of course!

  12. August 29, 2011 9:51 am

    Aw Sophie looks like she’s in a magical enchanted world. The festival sounds fun and looks beautiful. 🙂

    • August 29, 2011 9:21 pm

      Thanks, it was a really nice evening. And so colorful.

  13. August 29, 2011 10:36 am

    I am lovin’ those pick cowgirl boots. Fashion plate!

    • August 29, 2011 9:21 pm

      She has a style all her own. It kinda works too. Thanks for commenting

  14. August 29, 2011 11:36 am

    Leah – after returning from a ten day trip on the road that entailed me leaving my sweet 17 year old in another state to start school so seeing you beautiful girl and those totally cool pink boots brought a wee tear to my eye. Ask Sophie is she’ll lend them to me.. Lovely post as ever.

    • August 29, 2011 9:22 pm

      Ah thanks Brenda. That means a lot to me. I’m sure Sophie will be happy to lend you her boots too.

  15. Lynn permalink
    August 29, 2011 8:03 pm

    Awesome event Leah!! Great photos!!! Thanks for sharing!!!! Your little girl is adorable!

  16. August 30, 2011 12:36 am

    Looks like fun!

    Stopping by from SITS

  17. August 30, 2011 6:07 am

    Such beautiful pictures! I would love to go to a lantern festival someday.

    Stopping by from SITS

    • September 1, 2011 11:13 pm

      Thanks for coming by. And if you’re ever in San Diego in August, I’ll take you to the festival.

  18. August 30, 2011 11:07 am

    I am going to be short WOW!!!, WOW!!! WOW!!!

  19. August 31, 2011 8:52 pm

    Great pix, Leah. So happy Sophie’s getting good use out of those pink boots 😉

    • September 1, 2011 11:14 pm

      Yes, apparently the boots were required for the outfit.

  20. September 8, 2011 5:45 pm

    Those lanterns are just magical and Sophie? She just gets cuter & cuter. Love the “pose” in the pink boots.

    I want some pink boots!! 🙂 MJ

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