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Friday, January 21, 2011

All Good Things Must Come to an End – Part 6

On our last day with my family we had quite a busy day.  My college roommate and her family live in San Diego so we invited them to join us for lunch on Sunday.  We met Brandi, Jeremy, Cole and Avery at the Karl Strauss Brewery in Carlsbad – it was previously stated that Scott can find a brewery anywhere and he kept his word. 

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Brandi and I met at a summer orientation right before we started at Chico State.  We requested each other as roommates and lived together for 4 years – she is one of my dearest friends!

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Flashback to 1994 – posing with the Chico State sign and out dear friend Erin – that’s me in the middle


Brandi was also one of my bridesmaids in our wedding

Jaime & Brandi

Hugs from Cole and Avery



I just had to share this picture of Caty and Cole when they were 1.  Caty and I flew down to San Diego for Cole’s 1st birthday and then they flew up for Caty’s. 


The view from the condo balcony – that’s about all the condo had to desire. 


My parents have their Maui condo listed on a site called VRBO and some owners will do a swap of condo’s.  My mom found someone in Oceanside who was willing.  This condo was a mess – dirt everywhere, blinds with half an inch thick dust, chairs who’s legs were falling off…… the list goes on and on. 

Anyways, back to the reason for this post

Here’s the gift that we made for my mom – she loved it!!

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Todd, Erin and Riley came up later in the day and we took a walk around the condo grounds, which were really nice, and then headed to the beach.

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Checking out the Koi fish


Running around the putting green


Rolling down the hill


Nana, Papa and their girls

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Family picture time


The last time we got a family picture was when we were at the cabin for Thanksgiving of 2009


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Caty wanted to write her name in the sand “just like in Maui”


Hanna wanted to try too!


Nana, being Nana!


Family picture


The 3 girls


Nana and her “Little Loves”


Riley’s “Elvis” face

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Snuggles with the cousins

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One more game of Ring Around the Rosy


Hugs goodbye!


Hanna and Uncle Todd


Thanks Todd, Erin and Riley for having us down!  Love you guys!


Emily said...

What a fun visit! I loved all the Christmas posts. Gorgeous pictures...love the three cousins together on the beach, and Nana's apron! So cool! Truly a holiday to remember!

Kim said...

What an amazing holiday! I loved all the pictures. That apron for your mom was just perfect. How very special. Sorry the condo was so nasty. Yuck! I am sure your parents' condo in Maui is the better deal! I am jealous that you have been walking along beaches. SO cannot wait!

Greene Family said...

What an awesome Christmas you guys had! That's great that you got to meet up with your college roommate and her family while in San Diego too!
Love the pictures, especially those at the beach! Caty, Hanna, and Riley are so cute together!
Your mom's apron is adorable and so sweet!

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