Oh my gosh, I have to learn how to live in an RV all over again! We have been completely pampered and spoiled for over two months at our daughter Kimberly’s house. We’ve been there since Halloween! So fair warning … This update will be the epitome of a proud grandmother’s photo album. In addition to scheduling all of our annual appointments (of which there were many), our days were filled with family gatherings, grandkids’ sporting events, and just hanging out with the family. It’s mostly pictures folks, mostly pictures.
As hard as we tried, with all the crazy work schedules (Lance is a firefighter captain and Sean is a police officer), we never got all the kids and grandkids together at the same time for our annual picture. This one is as close as we got. It’s missing Sean’s wife, Keni, who was sick that day. She’s an elementary school teacher, so we can guess where she picked up some bug!
Here’s a family gathering at Sean’s house for Mike’s 67th birthday. Mike’s sister Diane and husband Glen are included, but Lance had to work that day. Oh weird, I’m wearing the same shirt. Doh.
This next picture is Thanksgiving Day at Kimberly’s with Lance’s family.
And, we’re all goofy, so we like to do the silly pose, too!
This picture includes our eldest grandson Blake’s girlfriend, Holly.
We failed to reach out and make dates with many of our wonderful friends and for that we are truly bummed. We have a list of people we love and promised ourselves we would contact each one, but we let time get away. Fortunately, we did get to see several of our besties!
Our friends for over 20 years and former next door neighbors, Larry and Mary, came to LA for business so we met for dinner at Duke’s in Malibu. We really miss hanging out with these two.
Ray came up from San Diego, so we got to have lunch with him and Mikey.
I’m so happy we connected with Connie and Lew and revisited our old hangout in Ventura Harbor. A fun day and it went by too fast!
Paige and Papa play word games all the time. He just can’t believe how fast she is!
But most of all, it was sports! All of our kids are involved in at least one sport (Paige does several). I love it! I mostly take video of their events, but I managed to get a couple of stills for my blog update. Lucky you.
As Mike and I were heading out the door to Quartzsite, Kimberly and Paige were heading out to boot camp. And now I’m going back to eating less and working out more. Mike and I both gained weight during our visit. With a house full of kids, there were just too many good things to eat. My resistance is low around all that temptation. Sigh.
Thank you Kimberly and Lance. Not only did you welcome us to live with you for months but you fed us, pampered us, loved us and catered to our every whim. Love you like crazy! We love and miss our entire family and can’t wait to see everyone on vacation this summer.
Anyway, here we are in Quartzsite, getting our sea legs back (or whatever you call it in an RV). We’ll spend a few days here and then head down to Yuma. We’re still putting our travel plan for this year together. Cheers!