Friday, January 22, 2010
Leaving "sunny" California
It is great to be on the road again!
We couldn't ask for a better reception when we arrived in California!! What fun we had with family who all have such a zest for life and can put celebration into each and every day! Jim and Linda let us spread our wings and set down some roots for a while. We cooked lots of fun meals and just hung out together. Jim and Linda hosted a welcome home potluck party for us. Thank you so much!! The kids had a blast with their cousins Niki and Carli playing hide and seek, man hunt, murder in the dark and many other fun things!! Aunt Annie, Aunt Jannie, Uncle Ronnie, Courtney and Katie organized a day of holidays for the boys starting with a holiday brunch followed by an egg hunt full of treasures, then a Christmas celebration (the tree was left up and lit for the occasion!) a break in the middle to walk on the beach, then a costume contest and trick or treating and finally an evening celebrating everyone's birthdays! What a fun idea!! We will never forget it! Needless to say we were all exhausted at the end of our big holiday! The boys and their cousins had a great evening with Uncle Tommy going to see "Avatar" and eating lots of popcorn!! Uncle Tommy also treated us to a "Pizza Bar" at his magnificent hacienda! Aunt Jannie and Uncle David put on a rockin baby shower for Natalie where we all attended! The food, drink and company was top notch!! Finally, we all got to see Uncle Ronnie and Aunt Annie's new groovy pad! Its going to be the ultimate party place and a place to just feel good!! We managed to catch up a bit on all fronts (including paperwork!) and to leave with a clean slate, new wheels, a change of clothes and the desire to continue learning!!