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  • January 27, 2013
We flew out of Pasco on the 31st down to California. Hello 60 degree weather! 
On the way
I see sunshine…
Hello California!
The first two nights, we stayed at Nathan’s dads place. This meant we got to hang out with Jim, Michelle, Jordan and Maddie! We played games, ate great food and watched the ball drop. We also opened presents. Maddie and Michelle made us rice heat packs. (We love them!) And Maddie also made us a little ornament out of buttons, super cute! Sadly, our present to them hadn’t arrived in the mail yet. But we got them a dice board game called King of Tokyo,’s just all chance and pretty fun. The next day, we went and visited Nathan’s Grandpa Norm. He had just had an emergency bypass surgery, on Christmas Eve. He was home, so we drove down there and visited Norm and Blasa. He was doing very well, and was happy to see us. That night we planned to play a million games, and we made empanadas to go with dinner. We ended up playing one really long game of Phase 10. It probably would have gone faster if we didn’t stop every 5 seconds to watch cat videos on youtube. 

Nathan teaching everyone
Phase 10

The next morning we went over to Grandma Silvija and Grandpa Rons, and then we were off to La Jolla! It was the most beautiful day! The sun was shining, not a cloud in the sky and the water was crystal blue.  I love the ocean!

Ron, Nathan and Sergeant
Big crash!
The Sea Lions at La Jolla
After the beach we went by the San Diego Temple. It was absolutely beautiful! I had only seen it from the freeway. 
San Diego LDS Temple
We had a wonderful and relaxing time. We got to see Uncle Ted as well. We had a big dinner, then had our Christmas! We got them a word card game that we love, called Quiddler. And we got a comfy dark blue throw and Silvija gave me a macro camera lens! The next morning Nathan and I wandered around the backyard taking fun pictures of…basically everything. We already love it, and Nathan is now really excited about using my camera. Here are just a few…
Not sure what this is…but it looks like Dr. Suess. 

We call this one…Desktop Background

This is me, in a Christmas ornament. 


We had such a great time visiting family. Can’t wait to make it back down there!

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