Mi Familia

Here we are with my final California Recap Post! Yahoo!! It only took me a week and 2 days after getting back to finish! Not bad I’d say!

I don’t have that many pictures to share with you. Because like I said in my first post I didn’t take any pictures with my family. We were going to take some family ones Saturday morning before my brothers and I went to hang out. But Scott ended up getting sick and didn’t go with Brendan and I. So we didn’t take family ones. And I didn’t even realize till after I got back to Texas that I hadn’t taken any with them.

The only ones I did take happen to be on a mini-golf course with Brendan. And we only took them because we were going through the course way to quickly and we wanted to slow down. So we started taking silly pictures with all the props. Which are all on Facebook. But I’ll share one with you just because…

brenme1My time with the family was really good. Thanksgiving itself was really good! My Grandpa Jim, and Grandma Di came for thanksgiving. It was nice getting to see them this year because it’s been a few years since I’ve seen them. They didn’t come to thanksgiving last year, so I believe and the year before that I didn’t go home for thanksgiving or Christmas. So it’s been a long while! As always the food was excellent! My mom puts together a mean thanksgiving dinner!

I spent all but one evening (not including my first night in town), at home with my parents. I would be out hanging with friends during the day and spend evenings at home. It works out well because then I get time with both my mom and dad (since he is home from work by then). We talk on the phone often and Facetime fairly regularly. But being face to face is still better. So it was really good. We watched tv, or just hung out and talked, and my dad and I played some cards. We also went to Sal’s Mexican Restaurant to eat on Sunday night! Yum yum! I got some chili verde! And got to eat some of the best salsa there is! Also that night they took me to meet baby Sawyer, one of the cutest little baby boys out there! He belongs to some close friends of my parents. And my mom gets to hang out with him a lot! She is like another grandma to him. He also continued my streak of every baby that I hold spitting up on me, which I don’t mind at all. We just have so much fun they can’t hold their food in anymore!

Saturday morning was supposed to be sibling hang out day. So Brendan, Scott, Heather, and I were all going to go to brunch at Mimi’s Cafe and then to Boomers to play some mini-golf. But like I said earlier Scott was sick, so just Brendan and I ended up going. We had a blast. Mimi’s Cafe is sooo good! And then we were our crazy selves on the mini-golf course. Where I kicked his butt! Lol really he just had two bad holes that cost him. After mini-golf we decided to play some arcade games. They had bouncy balls in their prizes for 150 tickets so I told Him we had to get at least that because I needed one (I collect them) and then however many more tickets for what he wanted. So we got a game card with money on it and one of the first games we played was the cyclone game where you try to hit the button when the light is on the jackpot. And my first try I hit it! Bam 102 tickets just like that! It was awesome. We played skiball which he kicked my butt in, we raced which he also kicked my butt, we played a shooting zombies game which he also kicked my butt at, we played a couple of rounds of air hockey and I think we each won a round, we played deal or no deal, and a few others. It was fun! We had a good time together! And then we had to say goodbye when he dropped me off at the zoo since he was heading home after that. Super sad! 😦

Other than thanksgiving I didn’t get to hang out with Scott and Heather. Which was a super bummer!!!! Heather ended up getting sick too. I wish I had another day in town so that I could have gone and hung out with them too! But they are getting married in April (which isn’t that far away) so I will be able to see them and hang out with them then!

All in all it was a really good trip! It went by way to fast though. Like way way too fast. So much so that I wasn’t ready to come back to Texas. I would have liked a few more days in Cali!

So now you have finally heard all about my California trip, probably in way more detail than you ever cared to have! 🙂


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