We had the best time in California over Thanksgiving. The temperatures were wonderful and everyone traveled so well including sweet baby Luke. For the most part we just hung out at my parents house and played together. But we did take a few trips to Sequoia, our favorite sandwich shop. And we took the time to go see Frozen which was so cute. The kids loved it. Luke stayed awake for almost the whole movie. We also spent some time at Huntington Beach. It was a gorgeous 74 degree day. I brought the kids swimsuits on a whim, thinking we might have time to take a dip at the hotel. I never dreamed they would use them in the ocean on November 30th! But they did and they loved it. It was pretty chilly water, but the air temperature was wonderful so why not. Some things about California living seem so, so amazing!
The most special thing about our trip was being able to be in the Los Angeles Temple with my aunt, uncle and cousins when they were sealed for eternity. It was beautiful. The Spirit was very strong and I was reminded of how special it is to be sealed to my own little family. I am so thankful for priesthood power that makes it all possible. It was also neat since that is where Dan and I were married. It was the first time we had been back there together. Lots can happen to family in 6+ years! We had a great time celebrating with them afterwards at a little reception they held. The kids were dancing machines and loved the bounce house! So congratulations Kendall, Staci, Trevor and Rachel! We were so thrilled to be there.
These were my little buddies on the airplane. On the way there it was awesome. On the way home, not so much. Sophie was really exercising her 3-year-old attitude!