Mike returned from 7 months in Afghanistan and across the globe. Thank God for his service and for the United States Marine Corps! It was awesome to see the reunions........reminded me a lot of my little brother's deployment to Iraq eons ago.
Seeing the kids re-unite with Daddy brought tears. It was awesome.
Holly had her crew decked out in Kelly's Kids apparel. I will be buying one of those monogrammed sashes for Laine. How precious?!
We were there early in the morning, so the anthem began and then the USMC song. So moving.
So happy to see the family back together!
Kids made signs and were all ready for his return.
He's the third bus in.........so wonderful to see these guys return safely to the United States.
I'm out of order today, so please be patient.
We rode the train to Old Town on Saturday to celebrate Cinco de Mayo. Beautiful weather and San Diego. Can't beat it. Put a blanket down in the parade grounds and let the kids play hacky sack and run like wild.
Me: "Kids, line up for a picture."
Carter: "Really, mom? We LIVE HERE!"
Quiet down, son.
Love the train ride. Drinks are permitted. Beautiful views of the Pacific.
It was unusually crowded due to Cinco de Mayo AND a Padres game.
Pretty wild bunch.
Friday night brought us to Carter's school for their last production as 5th graders......a musical called "Go West".
Here is Carter with his good friend, Christian, and little ones.
Pre-production and with his current favorite book. Besides Hunger Games, of course.
OK, so the day of the play brought me north to the Long Beach marina to visit with bloggie friends.
They were on their annual trip and I busted up the party.
My goal was to see these two:
They were just as I had expected. Loved them.
Met lots of other great girls, too. I love blogging.
Finally, this may be my most favorite piece yet. I put it on MLS's Facebook page if you're interested. Simple and sweet. Makes me smile.
Pa is in town this week and we're elated about that!
Blake recently mentioned that he wants to take the kids to Europe within in the next 5 years.
Think Griswolds. I know we can do it. Kids will be of perfect age........9, 11, and 16. Too early to start planning?
Off to car pool. Because I live in my car these days.