Wednesday, February 29, 2012

California Visit - Part Two

Wow, I'm failing at this blogging thing.  Sorry.

The Rest Of Our California Visit

The time that we weren't in Monterey, we were in Sacramento visiting friends and family.

We took an overnight flight, with the thinking that Perri would sleep during the layover.  Hindsight, I realize how lame that thought was.  Of course she didn't sleep, and a rough night was had.  I worked all day and then we went straight to the airport and headed to Seattle, where we had a 5 hours layover.  Perri spent a large portion of the time running in circles being glared at by others who were trying to sleep.  The times when she wasn't running, or yelling, she was watching the trucks on the tarmac.

Watching the tarmac.

Once we finally made it to my mom's house Perri had a great time playing in her old room.
Her horse from Freddie.

After playing for a few at my moms, I needed Mexican food.  (Yes, NEEDED.  Alaska has quite a few amazing things.  Good Mexican food is not among those things.)  So we decided to run to Adalberto's and then go to Nana's on the way home.

Perri and Nana (and good rolled tacos).

That evening we celebrated Mel's birthday with even more food and an epic cake.  

Epic Cake.

On Sunday we had The Christensen's (Amanda, KC, J, Kayla, and Ty) come over for a playdate.  The kids played in the backyard while the adults (I still don't know how I feel about being an adult...) stayed inside and caught up.

Sidenote:  I adore them.  Seriously a phenomenal family.
Swinging at Gamma's.

Perri and Kayla.

We had dinner at Nana's again and Perri had Rick and Preston wrapped around her finger.  It was pretty cute.

Perri and her boys.

Then we went to Monterey for a few days!  (See the last post...)

Once back I got a haircut.  My bangs were getting out of control so I went and saw Ashley and fixed them!

New bangs!

We went to Nana's for some more hanging out time.  This time with Judy. 
Perri and Judy.

Just a nice California sky.  (I've been in awe of the skies in Alaska, so this was my reminder that the California one's are nice too.)

We had dinner with the Christensen's at some point and through many attempts to get a group picture, the only one who would smile was Kayla.  So here is the adorable Kayla.  The rest are kind of crazy.
The Hooligans.

We also had dinner with Beth at her new house.  My mom and I (the Pyro's) convinced her to fire up her new fireplace. So here is the first (and probably last) fire she ever had!

Perri coloring by the fire.

I had a Groupon left from before we moved for a place called Icing on the Cupcake.  So we had to use it. It was a good choice.  Perri was thrilled she got to pick out her own cupcake.  (The Blue One, of course.)
The Blue Cupcake.  With "Medicine" on top (according to Perri).

We were also able to get another dinner in with the Tuttle's.  Not the best picture, but it works.  I miss those guys...  Also they're growing up to fast.

Perri, Siobhan, Rick, and Preston.

Eventually we had to leave California, but the state gave us an amazing sunset as a goodbye.  Also we didn't have any crazy layovers, so that helped.

Perri dancing before the flight left.

The Sunset to Portland.

Our trip was amazing, just way to quick for our liking.  Two weeks went by entirely to fast.  Hopefully we'll make it again this summer!!

(PS: Thanks for getting through that.  I know it was kind of all over the place!)

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