Monday, June 17, 2013

May/June Recap!!

So many things have happened since the last time I posted on this blog that I'm not even sure how to begin catching up! I think I'm going to have to just cheat and post a bunch of pictures or I'll have no hope of ever getting caught up with everything that is happening right now!

At the end of May, our whole family loaded into the car and drove for two days to get to Groveland, California where APL's parents have a Cherry Farm. It's also the location where APL and I got married two years ago. (How has it already been two years?) We spent a week at the farm - swimming, riding tractors, playing, visiting, and eating delicious food. 

We also got to spend some time in the most beautiful place in the world - Yosemite National Park. We took OZL on a bike ride around the valley and showed him Yosemite Falls. We also took a little hike in Mariposa Grove and saw the Grizzly Giant (one of the biggest sequoia trees in the world). It was magical to take OZL to a place that I enjoyed so much as a child, and I hope to continue taking him there as he grows up.

Then we drove down to Los Angeles where we got to spend some time with my family and some of our friends from high school. We celebrated OZL's first birthday at my mom's house (already?!?!) We went to the Long Beach Aquarium with my best friend from high school and her daughter and the Kidspace Museum with another friend and her two daughters. My dad took us to the same beach I used to play at as a child, which was also a lot of fun.

As soon as we got back to Colorado, we immediately started packing to move from our townhouse in Boulder to our new house in Louisville. Packing and moving is, of course, highly exhausting. But guess what? Even after all the traveling and packing and moving, I have to say I am feeling pretty good. Don't get me wrong, I am seriously sore and experiencing some major pain in my left hip again, and our new house is still a total disaster area, but I am feeling happy and very optimistic. Our trip to California was great and I am so excited to be in our new home where we will have lots of space and a yard for OZL and River to play in.

Things are looking good around here after 5 years with RA!


KCFitch said...

Awww... the po-dunk cousins in Ohio don't even get an honorable mention? Pfffft! ;-)

Love all the adventures and glad you're getting back to blogging (a little). It's nice to keep up with you!

KCFitch said...

aaaaannndddd... Imma dork. Just saw the previous post with all the Ohio love. One of these days I'm gonna figure out how Facbook blog updates work and actually keep up with your writing -- but until then, I'm blaming Networked Blogs. Grrr!

Mandy said...

Wow! So glad things have been going well! Love all the pictures, your little guy is so cute and has gotten so big!