Wow, what a whirlwind this last month has been. We have thoroughly enjoyed our time with friends and family in CA and as I write this we are leaving the state, heading East for our next job with MMAP which will be in Walker, Iowa.
After we left Julian, we spent a week in Menifee, attending a 6th grade promotion for our oldest grandson,
and commuting to Redlands to complete some work on the house there. We were able to see a few more relatives there, including Paul’s sister, Betty; cousins, the Kimms; and uncle and aunt, John and Willma, catching up on family news.
Our reunion week in Coronado was fabulous!! Karyn is such a great blogger, I cannot even begin to add to her account of events and fun at the beach. Her blog, Johnson’s Journal, covers it best! To have almost everyone (except for our oldest niece and her family) there at one time on Saturday was a fantastic highlight!
And yes, Jean, Paul did learn to relax a bit!!
After leaving Coronado, we took a jaunt back up to Julian so Nate could show Chris where he grew up,
took them back to the airport, spent a couple of days with John and Barbara in Perris, regrouping, doing laundry, and generally “taking care of business”. Then Wednesday, we surprised Bubba by showing up at his school at pick up time…
the beginning of time with West Coast grandkids!!
Highlights included Toy Story 3, Red Robin, swimming, Yogurtland, the library, and even an Angels game,
which we found out is more about socializing,
The Angels lost in the 10th inning, 4-3, but we had a great time, and did not turn into pumpkins at midnight!!
Since we will not be present for birthdays, we got the kids early birthday gifts. We went shopping with them and let them choose:
All things must come to an end, and so must our time in CA.