Saturday, June 21, 2014

California, Here We Come!

We spent the last week in California for my youngest sister's graduation from high school. And in a classic Reece & Haley move, we forgot to take any pictures of ourselves. It was a good trip though! We picked up my sister Bunny from her place in Orem, and she drove down with us. It's about a 10-12 hour drive, depending on traffic. Her husband couldn't come through, he had to work and take a final. We sure missed him! And Kitty wasn't there either, she's still in Romania. Bit of a commute.

Reece & I stayed with my Grandma (mom's mom). She's a lot of fun! She used to take each of my sisters and me shopping and to lunch for our birthdays (a tradition I'm continuing with my niece). We stayed in her spare room. It was great to catch up with her! And I installed a program on her computer so I can fix it while in Utah.

We went to my parent's ward on Sunday; it was actually Stake Conference, and they got a new Stake Presidency. It was great to see so many people I knew growing up!

We also caught up with my Grandma from dad's side. I inherited my deep love of tacos from her, so we picked up lunch from El Burrito, Jr. (look it up if you're ever in southern California; thank me later) and took tacos to her house.

We had fun with my immediate family too. On Sunday we were at mom and dad's house for Father's Day, and went through some old pictures and piles of stuff. Among it all, we found a homemade coupon book that I sent to Shorty during my freshman year of college. She immediately redeemed this coupon:



And hilarity ensued! I got my butt kicked. Then everybody got into it; my parents played against each other!


After all that, we FaceTimed with my sister in Romania. It was good to see her! And fun to all catch up together:

On Tuesday, Mom and Bunny and I took advantage of $5 movie day and went to see The Fault In Our Stars together. (Quick review: I liked it. Bring Kleenex.) Then, because the movie theater is at the same mall where Shorty works in a 50's diner, we went to dinner and sat in her section. Isn't she adorable?

The graduation was good (though the commencement speaker said "hollowed halls" instead of "hallowed halls"), and Shorty rocked the high heels. We had like 7 leis for her afterwards. She's so darn cute.
I just barely missed getting her smiling at us

We drove back on Thursday. It was a long drive; there was a huge accident outside Baker, California, which delayed us some. And poor Bunny had a monster sunburn all over her back and legs from laying out at the beach the day before, so she was super uncomfortable sitting in the car all day. But we made it home! It was a good trip.

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