Spending Time in California

September 16, 2011

After two VERY long days of driving across the US, we made it to my parents’ house in California. We got there on Friday afternoon, and stayed until the next Monday night. One of the best parts was that my sister Corie surprised us and flew out from New York! Crystal (and later Josh) was there with the kids, and it was so nice to be able to spend a few days with the entire family together before we took off.┬áMaudie had the entire upstairs to herself, and was so happy to not be in her kennel for a few days.

A few hours after we arrived, we all got back in the car and drove down to San Diego for my cousin Melissa’s baby shower. The shower was at my cousin Sarah’s new house, and it turned out to be a beautiful night. We hung out in the backyard, had delicious Mexican food, drank margaritas, and had a good time. Geoff finally got to meet Darren and Pierre, who live in London and just happened to be on vacation at that time! It was wonderful to be able to see everyone and celebrate with Melissa and Rob.

The rest of the time flew by, hanging out with my sisters and parents, playing with Jessie and Noah, and trying to think of any last minute things we could do before leaving the country. It was really hard to leave and say goodbye…

To see a few more photos, click here.

~posted by the girl~