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We made it!

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arriving to our hotel for the weekend Friday afternoon...

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the view from our room...

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grabbing a bite to eat at the hotel golf course cafe...Arlin loved to cruise around and check stuff out.

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the "Mommy to be" Christi! at her baby shower Saturday...

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the cake...we are expecting a baby boy May 28th!

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Shelly (my step my mom)...once again, the hostess with the most-ess!

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playing games...

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a few of the us from the party...

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sneakin' a picture of my Dad and Arlin...

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The Captain at the Disney Store!

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The Captain's final pick, after some serious sensory overload!...the Alien from Toy Story...good pick Grandpa Tom and Grandma Shelly...he loves this guy!

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3  Mattingly girls! Me and my two little sisters Kaitlin and Kelsie. Funny we were sitting in descending order by age...31,17,14

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on our way to the car rental return at the airport this afternoon...

What a fantastic trip to California! I couldn't decide what pictures to post, so these are just a few of my favs! I couldn't have asked for a better three day weekend! Chad and I took Arlin out to meet my Dad, Step-mom, sisters, my brother and my grandparents (and lots of extended family too) for the first time. The Captain got his gold wings today for flying United at the check-in desk... And let me tell you- he deserves them! My little guy was a champ the whole weekend.

And I'm pretty sure he won a place in everyone's heart. Especially my Dad's heart. I still have a smile on my face...they really took to one another. (not that I thought they wouldn't, but it was really something special to watch.) And he's officially "Grandpa" now!

It was a whirl wind weekend, catching up with family, little bit of sight seeing, little bit of R&R at the hotel with my favorite boys, little bit of shopping (Stella totally made out with some goodies- can't wait to give them to her) and lots of sunshine- the weather was beautiful the entire trip.

Glad to be back home and looking forward to another trip to California soon!



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  • abby on

    looks like lots a fun!

  • abby on

    p.s. glad you’re back we gotta hang soon. . .

    and check out my friends blog, they just moved back to town and she’s gotta little buddy too. . .
    http://elisabethandgeorge.blogspot.com/

  • The Directory Index on

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