When I found out that I was going to California I made an agenda to be certain that I did everything that I wanted to. Once my siblings found out that the kids and I would be in California a couple of them made the trip out to see us from Utah. We were feeling very loved and special!
My schedule for California. Shopping was very important since I needed to stock up on items not found in the Philippines to last me for the next 1-2 years.
The home I grew up in is surrounded by 3 rice fields and a canal in the back. My dad, uncles and grandpa built our home about 28 years ago. Now my brother and dad are building an “Ag Building” that will be converted into an apartment.
The joys of living out in the country. Exploring for critters with your uncle.
Cousins having fun on the trampoline ages 9, 5, 5, 4, 1
Mason LOVED playing with all of the toys at grandma’s house.
We had a bonfire at my parent’s house a couple of times and even roasted some marshmallows and made s’mores.
I had lunch with my grandma.
Dinner with my friends who I have known for over 25 years…I brought them a “bra organizer” from the Philippines.
Afternoon at a pumpkin patch to choose pumpkins to decorate.
Dinner with ALL of my siblings and their spouse who were in California for the week.
My brothers…just missing Seth who is the youngest.
My sisters…just missing Lei who is number 4 sister.
Ninjas are invading the house. Both kids wanted to have the same ninja costume this year.
Ready to go Trick-or-Treating with cousins. We only lasted about an hour or so, but everyone was happy with their loot.
The family who watched Jeffrey’s football game. He scored 4 touchdowns that night!
The kids thought looking at the stars and running around with other kids was more fun than sitting in the bleachers and watching the football game.
Before we left my sister took photos of the kids per my dad’s request. Here is our Hawaiian princess.
Our Big Kahuna!