We were in California for just shy of a month... and I loved it! It was a super refreshing time for both Alan and I. Half way through I may have wanted to stay there forever. Let's just say it's really good Jesus is amazing and helps work through all those selfish things. This was easily one of the best trips back to CA that we've had. So here's some pictures... Ok maybe a lot of pictures. :)
Ok so we pretty much have the best baby ever. He did amazing on the plane! Better than I could have hoped! Love this dude.
So many people got to meet Silas for the first time it was super special for us to be able to introduce Silas to all the people we love. Above is Si meeting his Grandma for the first time! (Notice the stuffed pigeon)
Si and Grandpa were instant buddies.
First time meeting Auntie Kira! (Still trying to get her to let Si call her Aunt Ki Ki but no luck so far. If you know her tell her how cute that would be!)
The Berthiaume's love the Jacksons like a lot. Silas is out but I love this pic. Dad's and their baby sons. We just needed Luke to be in this picture to be complete.
I was so happy and kinda emotional about getting to meet these beauties! Gwen & Gracen are the cutest twins ever! (Shhhh Cari your boys are the handsomest)
I really can't explain or put into words how much I love and miss my sister. Two years was too long! Over two years actually. Hopefully never again.
Alan speaking in Crossroads
At our open house.
Gary Michael, Alan Michael and Silas Michael. You get it.
Meeting cousin Kaelyn
Love this picture. I love how much these men cuddled and loved on my Si Si. So sweet.
Out for a stroll and soaking in the sun! I can't tell you how appreciative we are of sunny days now! As our skin can attest they are too few here in England. (Look at those awesome sun glasses Rachel got me! I literally had headache's when we first got there from the SUN!)
I loved being able to just text Kira and meet up randomly at Target. She's the best little sis! She lets me dress her in rediulous outfits, take pictures and post them online! But seriously can someone please buy those leggings for real?
He was 5 months while we were there. I'm not going to even comment on how I feel about that.
There's really no way to convay how much I love this picture. It's the background on my phone. Everytime I see I can just hear him say "Mama Mia".
The Lord heard my prayers and has given me the most wonderful family I could have even asked Him for. My boys bless me more than I thought possible. So thankful for them. Like a deep heart bursting kind of thankful.
These ladies took me out for some birthday fun. I am also super thankful for each of them! (It was a trip full of thankfulness and blessings if you can't tell) These women were a big part of how much we felt loved on and blessed during this trip. Thanks for being the best ladies! They took me out to eat and then Cari let us take over her living room for some yummy coldstone for dessert. So glad I got to spend my bday with the four of them.
Ending this post the cutest way I know how. With Silas ;)