Our next stop was a visit with Scott’s family. His mom, Sandra, Tutu to the girls and her husband Mark happen to live in Oceanside so we had planned to spend a night with them. Scott’s sister, Christine, her husband Cliff and daughter Desiree came down for the day from the Irvine area. This was the first time that we got to meet Desiree, who is now 3 months old.
Hanna LOVED her doll house!!
Me and Desiree
Tutu and her girls
Uncle Scott and Desiree
Hanna had a terrible time sleeping most the week that we were gone. This night spent with Scott’s family was by far the worst! We had had plans to drive out to Hesperia, which is where Scott grew up and spend the night with one of his childhood friends and his family. We hadn’t seen them since 1999, before either of us had kids; which they have 4 of now. But with such a horrible night we decided that the best thing was to drive home. I called Jill and being a mom she totally understood. So we made plans to visit with them when we are done in July for the LPA National Convention.
We headed out around 9:30 that morning and we finally made it home around 9:30 that night. Yes my friends, 12 hours of driving!! Ok, so we only actually drove for 9 of those hours, which is right on track for the distance from San Diego. We made sure that we stopped every 2 hours and got out and stretched. With all of the stops that we made, it equaled up to 3 hours. The girls were troopers, spent pretty much the whole time watching movies (thanks Trish for all those movies you gave us!). On the way down, Caty was the bigger pain in the butt than Hanna. We told her that on the way home, if she wanted to come back down for the National Convention, that she’d better learn to live in the car. And yes, she questioned that “live in the car?”
About halfway home, when I was changing her diaper I noticed that she was getting 2 molars and a tooth in the front – no wonder she was crabby! I would be too!
We had a fabulous time seeing everyone but we sure were glad to be home!!