Our last hurrah of the summer & first big vacation as a family of five was during the week of September 3rd. We drove through the night all the way down to southern California for my cousin Kellie's 9-10-11 wedding day!
We spent the first two days at the Gregory's house in Huntington Beach. It was such a treat to get to spend time with Jaimi (and her parents, whom I hadn't seen in ten years?!?).
Gerry & Sally's beautiful backyard!
Ronan & Griffin loved getting to swim morning, noon, & night. (:
Tate getting acquainted with "auntie Jaimers" (:
Sally barbecued hamburgers and corn on the cob for us. (:
We gave Jaimi a necklace for her birthday which was on Sept. 2nd.
The next morning we swam until it was time to go to the beach. The boys worked on their tricks:
Ahhh, it was so nice to be in the warm ocean water!
This boy LOVES the water!
We found so many huge shells!
Palm Trees (:
Self-portrait with Tate. (: I remember having Ronan in the front pack on a California beach when he was around Tate's age.
We walked to a sushi restaurant for dinner, then headed back to the Gregory's to say our goodbyes.
On to Glendora...