We actually got to take a trip! Woohoo!
My parents are getting older and it had been 2 years since we’d seen them. So it was high time to go back home to L.A. and visit. That’s where we’re from and where we left all our family. We hadn’t been back there in 4 years. In the past year or so, my brother took a job transfer and moved to Phoenix and of course, my daughter and son-in-law now live in New Mexico.
What was so great about this trip is that we got to see all of them. My sister organized a family reunion and Erin and Kevin arranged a long weekend and drove in and my brother was already there on business. Dana was able to gather almost all the cousins and their families together and we had a really nice picnic at the clubhouse/park at Leisure World, Seal Beach, where my parents live. It was a beautiful day, weather-wise and family-togetherness-wise. We got to meet my cousin’s daughter’s husband of 2 years and their new baby girl. Joe seems like a great guy and the baby is adorable.
So here is a pictorial representation of our week’s festivities:
Not long after we arrived in town, Erin, Dana, Marc and I went for mani/pedi’s. John would never ever be caught dead doing this (although he could benefit from it) but my brother doesn’t let it threaten his manhood.
It was a good time. And look how cute my toes are:
From the picnic: Three generations: me, Mom, Erin:
One exciting event was when my cousin Greg arrived from out-of-town and got to meet his first grandchild:
To be continued…