Shane LOVES Peanut Butter Toastie
By request, Christian decided the Bro-hawk was the way to go
They look so cute dressed up
My 3 favorite boys!!
Watching "Choo-Choo", legs up, snack on hand, unloaded the sofa...relax time!!
...the journey continued...
There are many reasons to go to CALI. A few for our most recent visit were the return of Elder Uncle JOE ( the MAIN one), cousin wedding, see Gav's fam, surf, eat good food, see all the cousins, uh,surf....and to feel at home!! Seeing Joe was the highlight of our trip to CA...he is the epitome of a perfect brother. And 2 years on the mission just made him even better. We love Uncle Jo-Jo. Plus, it was a perfect way to see a whole bunch of family all at the same time.
Then we celebrated Shane's 2nd birthday on an airplane back to Texas ( much to Christian's dismay). We all miss that comforting feeling that being home in San Diego near family and life-long friends...and being near everything familiar...even driving down I-5 brings back great memories (pathetic, I know!).
I'm a pretty mathmatically logical person...hence the equation title. It makes perfect sense to me. We've had holidays with family and some without...each with their memories. But this was a special season for my family to be together...and to be united. Christmas in Arizona was awesome. It was chilly...which I enjoyed. And my sister and her family made everything so accommodating and perfect. Besides the boys dissappearing for 4 hours on Christmas Eve to go to the shooting range...we hardly had a glich....ok, and maybe finding a suitable hill to sled down in Flagstaff. But, minor details, huh?! Christian and Shane (and Gav) got to experience a tradition I grew up with...waking up EARLY Christmas morning and "watching" Santa bring in the gifts. The look in Christian's eyes was priceless...the deep "Ho-Ho-Ho" repeatedly from Shane was comical...and Gav, my kid at heart, trying to figure this all out, hilarious~! As always, we were spoiled by all the gifts...hence the 48 lb box shipped home. And AZ wasn't the end of our holiday journey............