Tuesday, July 31, 2012

California Pictures - Part 9

Here are the tail end of our pictures from California... we got to visit lots of friends while we were in town... some new, some old (not OLD, but... you know!) ;) and some we didn't even stop to take pictures with! Bummer!! We also missed out on seeing some friends we were hoping to see, so we'll have to try again next year!! Here are some pictures...

 On Thursday, July 14th, we headed to Temecula to meet up with a bunch of moms from the Down syndrome community... we had a great time eating, hanging out, watching our kiddos play and just relaxing. It was a perfect day to not "go" all day long.

Here's all of us with our babies!
(Left to right: Becca with Jocelyn, Denise with Ella, me holding Arina who belongs to Lacey and Kennedy right in front of me, Lacey holding Jaxson, Shauna's daughter Cadence and Shauna holding Reagan)

Abby, Clarisse and Keeghan, 
Lacey kissing Jaxson 
Me and my boy

Kassidy and Reagan
Jocelyn and Arina
Keeghan and daddy

Jaxson, Kennedy, Ella, Arina, Jocelyn and Reagan
In hindsight, we should have put Jaxson in the middle... surrounded by all his admirers! ;) 

We spent lots of time with these kids! These are my cousin Becky's kids...
Kylie and Kassidy, Jayden holding Keeghan, Kennedy and Kameron

And her baby Delanie! My birthday buddy! Love her!!

These are friends from Sandals, the church we went to while we were in college... We were in small group with them many years ago, when we were all young. ;) 
Ricardo, me, Amanda, Frank, Rob and Brittney

 Skyelynn and Kennedy putting on a show! I went to school with Skyelynn's mom... then she graduated and became my teacher in high school! ;) The girls are 9 days apart in age. :) 

Kennedy playing guitar hero at my friend Kristi's house. She was concentrating hard!

Keeghan playing on the trampoline

And soaking his siblings!!

We left California on July 16th or maybe the 17th... I can't remember now. It was a GREAT trip! We had lots of fun, ate lots of food and had lots of quality time together. It's been fun reliving it through pictures!!

Frank went back to Afghanistan on July 20th. He left EARLY in the morning so we didn't get any pictures at the airport. Kennedy slept through the goodbye anyway... and then later asked where her daddy is. :( Thankfully (??) the kids all readjusted well this time. I think they're getting used to it. I also think it helps that we GO somewhere for R&R and we're not here at home where Frank gets back into a routine with the kids. We always try to do something fun and out of the norm since him being home for 2 weeks is not "normal".

As for this deployment, our donut is getting more green by the day... In FACT, there's more green now than there is red... barely, but still! ;)

And that's it for now for pictures! Thanks for "going" to California with us!!


Anne B. said...

I had a blast traveling with you and the Special K's!!! Thanks for sharing your vacation with us!! So what's up next for us bloggy friends? It's a tall order to top CA!!! (((BIG HUGS)))!!!!

my family said...

now to travel to louisiana *hint hint*

looks like everyone had a great time.

Come on green

Chris, Becca, Abby and Jocelyn said...

So glad in decided to check out your blog today:) great to meet you and your sweet family. Your little dancer is an inspiration! I think Jocelyn will be following in her footsteps...

Lynn said...

Over halfway there! WOOHOO!
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Kelly Jacobson said...

It's ok, I know I'm an "OLD" friend! ;-)

Shoeaddict said...

I emailed you this week (Kristen)! I love the pink guitar Kennedy has. My daughter would love that.