Well again such a busy week-end. I enjoyed every minute of it, but can't say I am not dragging a bit this morning and am looking forward to not doing too much today.
On Sat., after a somewhat leisurely breakfast and morning, Jeff and I loaded up and headed down to Bolsa Chica beach to spend the rest of the day with my sons and their families. We kind of do something along this line every year at the end of the summer, and somewhat celebrate my middle son's John's birthday as well. The grandkids have not had much of any opportunity to get together this summer, and they all enjoyed playing together soo much. Yolanda, John’s fiancée, brought a yummy potato salad and Carne Asada to bbq. It was soo good. Chips and fresh watermelon finished off our menu. It started off beautiful down there, but ended up REALLY chilly. It takes a lot to make me actually cold, but even I was wrapped up in a sweatshirt and towels, haha…I soo enjoyed watching the grandkids run and enjoy themselves. I took some pics when I first arrived, and then forgot all about it, so I only have pics of James’s family, and a couple of Cody and his daddy. I will show you what I have (I know you are living for them, haha) but they really are just not complete
Tella & her beloved Grandpa
JD posing for Grandma ~ he was soo cold, but not admitting it
The birthday boy John & his fiance Yolanda
Yolanda's youngest daughter Naomi ~ what a little sweetie she is
" LOVE the beach Grandma" says Donatella
"It looks pretty big Daddy", says Cody
"Come closer, you'll like it", says Tella to Cody
"Ok, maybe one toe"
"Is this thing safe Tella?" says Cody
"Sure, just hold on" says Tella
How my mom does the beach, haha, ready for a snow storm ~ though it WAS cold
On Sun. morning Jeff & I got up early and headed down to San Diego to hear James give the message at a church where he was the guest speaker. How we enjoyed it, and were soo blessed as well. The people at this church were warm and friendly. After service we went out to a yummy lunch together and then Jeff & I headed back home. It was ALOT of driving for a short visit, but we were soo glad we went. And then last night John & Yolanda came by and we took them out to dinner for John's birthday. I was going to cook, but after our long day of driving I decided to make it easy, haha...We went to a WONDERFUL Italian restaurant we have discovered by our new house and it was sooo good. AGAIN I intended to take some pics of this and to show off the new shirts for work we got him as well, but I forgot. Not sure where my head is.
This is going to be a VERY busy week. I have several "little" things I want to finish up on the house before Mike & Mel come for the week-end. I am soo excited to see them both. They don't have much time as they are coming just for the week-end and Mike hasn't seen his family since Jan., and they have the wedding of course which is why they are coming here in the first place. But we are going to combine the families on friday night for a bbq, so that is good. Then Sat. morning I will go with Mel out to Jess's to get her hair done. That will give us several hours to chat. Then Sat. night is the wedding, and they leave right after breakfast on Sun. sigh....BUT! They will be back in two more weeks for Jessie's wedding. Soo lot's of Mel time coming up. How I miss that girl. I keep thinking that I will "work into" her living 1000 miles from me, but it hasn't happened yet.
My dryer is buzzing which is my signal my computer time is up. Have a wonderful week....Love to you all