Sunday, April 20, 2008

I think I'm moving to California!!!

Well, we had an absolutely AMAZING time in Palm Springs! The weather was to die for and we just really enjoyed the time as a family! We even ended up seeing my cousin (who lives in Alaska now:( ) and her family and new baby!! We didn't know they were going to be there until right before we left!!! I highly recommend Palm Springs in early/mid April for a family trip. It's very quiet there... we were the only ones in our condo area so we had the pool and grounds to ourself! There's a great zoo there, fun restaurants and shops, and the coast and Disneyland are only 1 1/2- 2 hours away! It was perfect.(and as Jake put it-- his favorite part of the entire trip was swimming everyday with his daddy and getting slurpies!! Sometimes it's just the little things that end up meaning the most!) I do have to say that one of our highlights was spending the day with the wonderful Hausam family(we traveled to Ethiopia with them, so it was so great to see them and meet their entire family)!! They came out for the day and we pool partied and BBQ'd together. Let me just say.... those 5 kids of theirs (and I'll add Laurie and Michael in too!!) are just the nicest, funniest, and polite... well, the jury's still out on Michael for that one.... but, in a nutshell-- they ROCK!! We also stayed the night at their house the night before Disneyland as they only live about 20 minutes from the park-- so very hospitable-- thanks guys!!! And yes, Disneyland was great. We just took Jacob and Grace stayed back in Palm Springs with my parents. We were at the park for 12 hours and had a blast!! Jake loved it all!! So, we're already ready to go back!! Grace loved swimming and just playing in the sun; Jake became a fish and shedded the swim vest by the end of the first day; and I have to say that it was NO fun coming home to 6 inches of snow!!!!! It's April, for pete's sake. So.... we want to pack up and move to Cali.... the land of sunshine!! :)

And, OK, I'm probably going to overdue it on the pics for this post... but it will take me too long to remember how to do a slide show!!












7 comments:

God Gift From Ethiopia said...

It looks like you have a lot of fun. Good job.

Our journey said...

Can I move down too? We had snow again this weekend!!!!!!!! Isn't it the end of April?

Amy

The Gresham Clan said...

Oh my, that just looks lovely!! Wouldn't it be nice to have that much sun?! You're kids are absolutely adorable!! Thanks again for the blanket - I'm excited to get it. Just let me know how to pay you :).

Michelle Riggs said...

I loved the pictures. What a fun trip. I would love to live there too. :-)

Hauswife said...

Oh, YES, please DO! We'd love to have you guys right around the corner! XOXO

Coming to Amharica said...

Love all the pictures...one cannot overdo it in that regard!! Keep 'em coming. Love the blanket!!

Dee Dee

p.s. Thanks for validating what I've been feeling...I didn't know you missed a travel group. ICK! I'm so glad to hear that it all goes away. I forget what it feels like to be without worrying and waiting.

TedTracie said...

HOW FUN.
I love me some Disney... we will be going to Disney WORLD though... not land.
I've only been 2 times and this time we are going for a week. I can't believe it.. it is like a dream come true!

Looks like you guys had a blast.

 

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