Friday, December 20, 2013

Here you go, mom! Here's the hill. And I love driving in the snow!

Friday, December 13, 2013

Tuesday, December 10, 2013


I am so glad we made the trip to where I grew up. Although Jesse missing his flight to Salt Lake that morning and me getting the kids through the gate was stressful, once we went everything worked out fine. And hey! We ran into Spencer and Adam in the airport! I love these two and Maximus and Spence (the guy in blue) were hilarious! 

Landing in Long Beach. I wasn't expecting to get so excited when I saw the beach. 

She looks so little in the hotel bed when Jesse brushes her teeth. 

Thanksgiving morning in the 77 degrees. 

My favorite thing in my parents home. Antique glassware handed down from family. I could stare at it for hours. 

I found Maximus looking at photos. He has 13 cousins and one on the way, so he's constantly asking which one is which. 

My sisters kids and Maximus before we inhaled 8,000 calories. 

Playing catch in the road. Just like I did when I was a kid. 

The boys just played in the backyard. My parents have tons of fruit trees and quite a bit of space, so they had a blast. I even found an owl pellet just like when I was a kid!

Morning snuggles with dad. 

Newport Beach. Ingrid would NOT do it. 

It was too cold for me, but Maximus and the kids were in the entire time. 

He loved it. Loved it. 

And look who else we ran into! Alexander! I know him from working together in Salt Lake. 

Still not gonna do it. 

Alexander is a pro yoga guy and he taught my sister a few things. 

See Maximus? Did I mention how much he loved it?

Ah ha! Shoes! That's what she wanted. 

I mean look at this! I really didn't know that I missed SoCal or the beach as much as I do. The memories and everything. What a perfect trip!