This picture says it all. The excitement and fun of visiting our cousins. This is thier first embrace as we walked into the house...or, should I say Hunt Manor. We wish we could take them home with us....Little Sienna's laugh, Isaac and her pretending together, Isaac saying Brodie is his best friend, Monet and Logan constantly laughing and jumping around. They really love eachother.
Some highlights from our trip I would like to remember :
*Exploring at Grandma Mimi's house, eating delicious figs from her fig tree, being around Karen (just being around her makes me feel good), playing Rumikub with Mimi and my dad way later than my brain usually works.
*Coasting on the Americal River with my dad and the kids, the mossy bottom and rocks of the river bed. Grandpa Rolands metal canoe. The huge rock and dirt wall that raps around Negro Bar.
*Watching the Folsom Rodeo parade from a terrace overlooking old Folsom. The strong horses and steer. I think in another lifetime, I want to live on a ranch or farm with horses and cattle.
*Visiting Juli and her family and catching up with Renae.
*Laughing with Uncle Charlie and eating Mediteranian Food at the Karma Cafe with Liz and the kids.
*Spending time with Liz over dinner and the kids playing outside at her house.
*Feeding a giraffe. A roller coaster ride with two screaming babies. Is it wrong that I was laughing so hard, I was crying?
*Spending time with Grandma Carol and Grandma Char spoiling the grandbabies as usual.
Although each time I visit Folsom, part of it is always traumatizing and part of it is sweet. I am so glad we went and I am so glad we are back home:)
We got home, walked down to the beach. Detoxed from the drive with a short surf with my best bud, Chris. The water felt amazing.