Tuesday, April 3, 2012


I am very behind on posting about our life so be prepared for many posts to come about recent events...

This past week, March 26-April 1, we had the opportunity to go to California for Clint's work training. We flew into San Diego on Monday, checked into our hotel and then went to tour the USS Midway museum. It was very neat to see how these people lived on the aircraft carrier as well as the cool planes they flew. We spent almost 5 hours with the audio tour as our guide.

Clint had training all day Tues-Thurs until 4:30, so while he was busy I spent the time at the San Diego Zoo and shopping around the Gaslamp district and Fashion Valley Mall. It was fun to see the sights and get a taste of California life as well as the PERFECT weather. We spent one night at the Balboa Park eating a nice dinner and went to the musical A Room with a View at the Old Globe theatre (replica of the popular Shakespeare theatre in London). It was a fun evening out! 
When Clint's training was over on Thursday we took a train to Anaheim to stay with our bro-in-law Jeff's parents, Mark & Kathy Scott. They were so wonderful to let us stay for the weekend! We had a GREAT time! Friday we had Lindsey as our tour guide to show us the sights of LA and Santa Monica. She was so great to lend us her car as she took off to Texas for the week. We spent the evening at Newport Beach enjoying the ocean and the cute beach town! The next day we drove up to Lake Arrowhead in the mountains near San Bernadino. Unfortunately we didn't see any of the sights because of a thick fog over the mountains, but it was still fun to spend the afternoon together. That night Mark and Kathy made us a great steak dinner and took us to Downtown Disney (in the rain) to watch the fireworks. We enjoyed coffee with beignets and the "feeling" of Disney without the cost. On Sunday we went to church at The Journey Church where Mark pastors. It was such a wonderful service with baptisms and communion. We were truly blessed to be there! And who can go to California without a trip to IN and OUT BURGER!? It was a great way to end our fun California experience! We decided we would love to live there for the weather and the fact that you can grow oranges and lemons in your backyard...but not for the traffic!  Overall a great vacation without even having to use any of Clint's vacation days! It was so good for us to get away and spend time together away from the craziness of life. 

Clint's first train ride!

So cool!



Walking down Santa Monica Blvd.

Santa Monica
Newport Beach

Watching Fireworks

In and Out Burger "Animal Style" 


  1. thanks for sharing about your trip... so thankful you are doing a blog now- THANK YOU! helps me keep up with you. also, just seeing Blair's name brings tears to my eyes- happy & sad ones... she will be in our hearts forever! I have a pic of her sweet toes on a shelf above my tv so I get to think of her everyday!

  2. So, I am totally on a major diet, and that In and Out burger looks SOOOOO unbelievably good right now!!! :) LOL!

    Anyhow, I am glad yall had this little time away. And the picture of Blair's name in the sand...absolutely love it. I can't wait to go to Maui this summer and write Julia's name in the sand, too. ;) It's just one of those things, as you know. :) Love you lots and lots, girlie.