I feel like this blog post is one long promotion for San Diego. In my unbiased opinion, I would recommend that everyone have Grandparents in San Diego. It is a great place for a vacation! We have had a fabulous last 2 weeks including "surf" time with Uncle Matt and Aunt Karina. . .
Sunday, July 20, 2014
Friday, July 11, 2014
After the climax of Angela's wedding people slowly started leaving Arroyo Grande. We went from 30 people in the house, to a quiet 16 people, down to 11, until we knew it was time to hop on a train and move on. We rode the train from Grover Beach to Fullerton and enjoyed following the coast most of the way. The kids were free to move around which was great for Josiah and Annette, but challenging with Annabelle.
It amazes me how naturally our kids transition between the Chinese and American cultures. The world must really be getting smaller. They have been been awed by some "new" novelties such as
- garages and garage door openers
- self service gas stations
- dish washers
- different toilet flushes, light switches and paper towel dispensers
- gum ball machines
- drive throughs
-ice cream trucks
- garage sales
- milk in gallon jugs
Sunday, June 29, 2014
We are having an amazing time in California. The flight went as smoothly as possible and although I got a lot of "you've got your hands full" comments, the kids did great. Jet lag was another story, but we are all sleeping now. I can't tell you how wonderful it has been to be at my parents' house. The first Sunday I was back at the church where my dad has been the pastor for 25 years, my parents sang a song in the choir called "In My Father's House." And it was Father's Day. I couldn't hold back the tears. This is the house I grew up in, the small town Jason and I fell in love in, and truly one of my favorite spots in the world (plus there is no humidity, mosquitoes, sweating and tons of sunshine!)
Our family of 6 is now 18- here is our whole motley crew.
A very serious family shot
Here is the couple the next afternoon during the gift opening
This is my brother Ryan wearing his new baby Emery
Jason ran up to the tree where we went on our first date 17 years ago and added Annabelle's name to "our" tree. Later that day we all went out to see his work. He said there's room for more names, but maybe we should consider shorter names. . .