Friday, August 17, 2007

Going back to Cali

We've been so busy I haven't had time to blog and half the time I don't have much creative to say. I wish I had one of those blogs that 87 people left comments on, but at least I have a few faithful readers. Sorry my writing and graphics aren't more creative. I probably should branch out more than just talking about my family and our experiences but most of the time I'm worn out out after just blogging about that.

Anyways, here is the latest update on our California trip we took the first week in August: We went out there to visit my sister and her family. It was over 5 hours on a plane with Everett in our laps. He did pretty well though...thanks to our friend, Jeanne, for letting us borrow her DVD player. We snuck in the trip just before E turned 2 so we wouldn't have to buy him a seat. There is definitely a plus side and a negative side to that.

We were so blessed to spend time with my sister's family and Everett fit right in with his 4 cousins! It was was pretty wild at times with 5 kids in one house, but it was fun to see them all playing together. One day while we were there we went to an amusement park called Gilroy Gardens. It's built for younger kids and it was so much fun. The next day we went to the beach and then on Sunday, Elliot got baptized. The other days we stayed closer to home. They live in Mountain View, about 45 minutes south of San Francisco. The weather was beautiful there...highs in the 70's. I was bragging to a guy at the park there that the weather in Atlanta is pretty nice too...so far we had a pretty mild summer. Little did I know we'd come home to a heat wave and unbearable temperatures.

I'm so thankful for my wonderful sister, who is so fun to be with. I'm glad Everett knows his cousins, even though they live on the other side of the country.

Here are some photos from our time there:

Gilroy Gardens






















Half Moon Bay






Elliot's Baptism


3 comments:

katie said...

so sweet...
and i totally have comment envy too! :)
i am definitely thankful for anything you guys post though... so thanks for doing it even though it's tiring!

keri said...

looks like a fantastic time jean!

Alayna said...

Those black & white pics that your sister took are beautiful. They really capture Everett's sweet personality.
Hey ~ my family can't even figure out how to leave a comment on our blogspot :) I love being able to keep up with you guys and see how you're doing on here!