We took FULL advantage of our time together last week and ventured off to Newport Beach, where we stayed with Jones family friends at their lovely beach house.
Waking up and being greeted by this view each morning was a treat,
We packed a lot into our 5 days in So Cal.
After church, Michael's grandmother and aunt joined us, and we headed down to beautiful Dana Point, where we enjoyed brunch together. We're so grateful to have gotten to spend some time with family we love but don't see as often as we'd like.
On Monday we met up with my Melanie and her family.
For Christmas 2012 we received tickets to Disneyland (Thanks Gramps & Nana).
We thought we'd avoid the Presidents weekend crowds by visiting the mouse on Tuesday... boy were we wrong! The park was packed. On the plus side, we ran into a handful of folks from our neck of the woods.
I think they were excited.
So here's something funny about us (I say funny, you might say cruel)
When our kids were little we told them the mouse at Disneyland's name was Marvin.
We even sang to the tune of the Mickey Mouse song "M. A. R. Are you coming to see me. V. I. N. N' bring a friend. M. O. U. S. E."
We headed home Wednesday, but not before stopping for "Snunch" (snack/lunch) at Ruby's on Balboa Pier.
So did a stop at Ikea, a.k.a.- "Disneyland for Mommy."
On Friday, the kids and I headed north for the day, and squeezed in a visit with my grandmother, sister and her family.
It's become a tradition for my sister, my girlies, and I to take off for some girl time together when we're together. Hobby Lobby followed by fraps at Sbux was our destination this time.
At one point on Friday, Emilie commented that she sees that Toni is one of my best friends.
Live in Peace!