We visited my family in California last year for Halloween and had a blast! So...we decided to go again this year! We left after Caleb & Aubrey got out of school. We were right out of Yuba City around midnight, lots of farm land mind you, I was just shutting my eyes when BAM! All the kiddos woke up with a start and I asked Mike what he hit! He said he thought it was a German Shepard. Now I hate dogs. I hate everything about them. But I'm not heartless! So, yeah, I just bursted out crying. It was so horrible. Well, we felt something dragging and pulled over. I was so afraid we just had a horrible mess on our hands. Um...we discovered we had another kind of mess on our hands.

What a wonderful way to start our vacation, right?!
We did have such a good time, shopping, IKEA, trunk or treat...the kids had a ball, I had a blast seeing my sisters and good friend Jen! Made me SO homesick!

I don't know who this little Alice In Wonderland is but all the kids were playing a game and she ended up on the same number Aubrey was...I just thought how cute they were!

Tessa was a little obsessed with her Aunt Val and Uncle Jerry. Oh she'd throw quite the fit if one of them wasn't holding her!

"Contained"! This little missy is the busiest little one I've had! Um...by far! She's up on the table, pulling things out off the pantry shelves, getting the pots & pans out of the cupboard, pushing buttons on the printer and my favorite...dancing around with our underwear that she pulled out of our dressers! So I'm constantly thinking about things for her to play instead of all the aforementioned!;) Lukey always has to get in on it too!


Melissa Slocum, M. Ed. said...

So bummed we didn't get to see you! We were in Chico for our anniversary.

AaronTara said...

It looks like you had a lot of fun! Sorry about your car... I love the look on Tessa's face where your sister is holding her.

Annette said...

Shoot! I'm so sorry about your car :(
Cute pictures!!! Adorable children!! I'm glad you had a fun trip.

Sara Hirschi said...

I am a dog hater too!! Well all animals, for that matter. But, like you, I do have some sympathy for them. What bad way to start a trip. Snd that's a total bummer about the van. But atleast it turned out to be a great trip after all!