Sunday, February 16, 2014


This past week I went and visited my sister in California because Jesse had to leave to Washington Sunday through Wednesday for work training and the lovely RV show started Thursday and the last day is today! yah! Jesse knew we wouldn't be seeing each other much-or at all (working 8am-11pm) during this past week so he told me to plan something so I wouldn't go insane. ha! But we sure are grateful for his handwork and LONG hours at work-he will definitely be tired after this week! And we sure missed him-even though we wouldn't have seen him much its just being completely away that makes it hard! (thankfully I didn't have to mope around on Valentine's day not being able to be with Jesse since we were both busy and will have to celebrate another day) and we celebrated a little by making waffles with raspberries and heart shaped meat loaf and sugar cookies!
Courtney moved to Cali at the beginning on January and so we figured it would be a great time to get out of the cold and be able to enjoy some nice weather and visit them! (Hopefully it doesn't have to go too long between times we get to see them now  living in California) 
We flew out Saturday morning and of course I will a little nervous flying with Corbin knowing he doesn't really sit still for that long-thankfully the flight was around 1 hr 30 minutes-so really not too bad! (Flight to Hawaii in march will be a different story) Well I got pretty lucky and the plane wasn't full so Corbin got his own seat which made it easier. And we had a cute little baby sit right behind us as well and they entertained each other for a while. By the end of the flight he was done-and it was getting close to nap time.
Saturday night to Sunday morning was interesting because Corbin being in a new place didn't go down so well and woke up nice and early-being an hour behind there doesn't help either…So every morning I was up at 6…but 7 Utah time. Church wasn't the most successful-even when he went to nursery-so I finally had to just take a drive till he fell asleep and took a small nap in the car. They were all very excited to take a bath together the first night we were there…Corbin has randomly turned into a little fish and loves to spend time in the bath…but mostly for the bubbles! A little obsessed!
Sadly my sisters kids were sick for most of the time we were there.. Pink eye and the flu we think. Surprisingly we were blessed and both of us didn't get sick-even with everyone else there feeling pretty crummy at different times! But the sickness didn't completely stop us from getting out-well it would have stop my sister but since I was there I guess I made them get out more than they would have ;)
It was nice just to be able to play outside in the nice weather! We went to the park a couple times but one day we went over right around noon and I got quite toasty in my pants. Going from freezing temperatures in Utah to 80 degrees there was a little shock to the system maybe! ;) But we did enjoy it still!
And probably my favorite picture on randomly got while playing outside…seriously who's child is this?! ha ;)
We went to a nice park that I would definitely take advantage on if I lived there. It had huge ponds and ducks all over and a shaded park area as well!
We of course had to go to the beach and we decided to go and check out Dana Point beach because my mom told us about the tide pools there with crabs and star fish. We hiked around the rocks on the coast looking for star fish and other things but we only saw the little crabs. Which the kids still enjoyed and thought were cool! We went and had ourselves some fish and chips and then hung out at a little beach-that actually kinda seemed like a lake to me because there wasn't the tides coming in so it was a little more kid friendly. The kids enjoyed playing in the sand and water and getting dirty.

After we had to go get ourselves some frozen yogurt at a place my family has gone to a lot. And something about that frozen yogurt makes it taste better. We definitely all enjoyed a little (BIG) treat! Corbin enjoyed it and then passed out within a minute.
These two pictures were taken within a minute of each other! Satisfied for sure!
Courtney only living in Riverside for a month didn't really know of many things to do around there yet but we tried looking online to find ideas but being "winter" there a lot of things were not open. I read about Citrus State Park and it seems worth checking out. I called and told them I had a two and four year old and if it was something for them and they made it sound like it would be a fun little trip. We went and Courtney now calls it Cirtus Lame Park. Ha! It was kinda what we expected as far as being a bunch of citrus trees but I guess I just expected a little more-or at least being able to buy some yummy fruit there… But the kids still enjoyed running around outside in the open…but I don't think they will be going back!…Even though it was pretty!
It was a fun little vacation to get out and see them and enjoy the weather and now I am back to rainy cold utah for now-Im hoping spring won't be shy to come within the next few weeks! :) I have a feeling we might have to hang out outside more now since Corbin loves being outside!
He wanted to be a big kid a ride Max's bike around! My baby is growing up….ah!
Yesterday Corbin woke up not in the best mood and was just ornery…we got to the airport and he was still ornery! It was making me real nervous for the flight home being right during nap time…ugh! I figured out the plane was completely full so he would be sitting on my lap. We end up at the very back of the plane next to a 300+ man. Oh goodness…I apologize right as we sat down knowing he probably wasn't too happy about it either…But I must say I was completely blessed and prayers were answered! Corbin could not have been better of me! He sat on my lap the whole time entertained with reading, cars, and food! Definitely grateful for those times!

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