Thursday, July 28, 2011

Trip to California

Well life has been very busy here this summer. The kids and I made a two week trip to California. We had a really good time seeing everyone. The sad part was going for the memorial of Tyson Motto, but at the same time, I wouldn't have missed it for anything. Tyson was a very special person and will be missed by all. Don and Teena, Jason and Vincient, you will be in our prayers.
The trip to Calif was long and tiring. Drove straight with only 4 hours sleep. The kids did really well for all that sitting. When we got there about 10:30 am, after hugging G'pa and G'ma and a quick shower to wake up and feel better, of course we had to go to In and Out for lunch. YUMMY! One of the places we all miss. It was sooooo good. After eating we drove around Visaila just looking at things. My favorite comment of the drive was Cody saying, "Mom, everything is soooo green. I have never seen it greener." I guess after living in brown, dirt, and tumbleweed scenery, anything would look green. We also stopped by to see our old house. Very neglected looking.
After driving around, we went to the park, and my kids were able to surprise the Woods kids with our visit. They didn't know we were coming , and the surprise worked really well. What a fun time.
We were able to visit a lot of friends while there, spend time with family, celebrate Shaun's 6th birthday at Chuck E Cheese since his b-day happened while we were in CA, go to the sportspark water play area, dinner with friends, coffee with friends, and stay with my parents, which was a change and enjoyable. When we left, Shaun goes, " I miss dad and now I miss G'pa and G'ma." So glad we had the time with them we did. Love you lots.
We left for home and on the way had lunch with Jessica Jeans and her girls. Thanks so much for the break and visit, and then headed to Flagstaff for the night. I wasn't going to try to drive straight home. The next day we headed home, stopped at Meteor Crater, and a few other stops. It was so good to get home in time to leave for Galveston, TX. But that will be my next post.