We just got back from a week’s vacation visiting family in California. Like all good adventures, this one was filled with laughter, fun, and craziness. And when I say craziness, it pertains to just one thing–children. Ha! I had the brilliant idea of driving, which by map, should have taken about 10 hours, but in actuality, it took a little over 13. In my head, I thought of it idealistically, that driving would be good family fun and bonding, and let me just say, we certainly bonded! I already knew that little ones just cannot sit still for that long, but a long car ride just proved that point even further. (Actually, it wasn’t as bad as I make it out to be. The kids were pretty good in spite of it all; it was me who had to remember they’re only 3 and 5.) The portable DVD player is what saved us.
One day we went into San Francisco. I love that city!
Eric and I had been there numerous times before, but it was fun walking through the city with the kids. They saw things I had never observed before! As we concluded the day, we went and had ice cream at Ghirardelli. Grace and I shared a double scoop cone, and Eric and Matthew shared one. Seems reasonable, right? Apparently, I had NO IDEA just how big a double scoop is. We could have shared one between the four of us!
We had such a wonderful time (despite the car ride) and were so grateful to extended family for hosting us. They cooked us yummy food and kept the kids entertained (which is no easy feat). So, thanks fam!
As a parting gift, my aunt sent me home with a bunch of Meyer lemons and limes from her yard. (My other aunt grows grapefruit, and I came home with about 20+ of those. Trying to think of good desserts to make with that fruit…) Continue reading