We had been wanting to go to California to see family and pick up a Bump’n Jump arcade that Ben bought a few months ago. A lot of things happened and this needed to be the weekend that we go (even though we had just spent a bit of time with Ryan and Kevin, and Tracie and Mom are coming out to our house soon). But Ben is getting a new job so he won’t have as many vacation days, and he had a lot of PTO days at his old job that he could use before leaving. So it was now or not until the summer 🙂
We left Thursday morning – Not until after 9am 🙁 and forgot the hitch in case we wanted to pull a trailer and forgot the snow chains and forgot straps for the arcade and forgot…) It was a rough start but not a bad day in the car. I got to read and rest which is just what I needed.
We originally wanted to go to Tracie and Johns and get the arcades and make a weekend out of it but, …. they ended up not having a house and living with mom and dad so GRATEFULLY Kevin and Liz said that we could all crash their house for the weekend last minute! and we did! We got the word out and lots of family were able to meet us in Oroville!!
We got to Kevin and Liz’s house Thursday at 7pm and let the kids out to unwind while we waited for everyone to get back from the little concert they were at. Tracie and Mom were already in Oroville with them. Liz and Trae and I ran to the church for a girls night of bball! and then we played some Nertz before bed!
Friday morning – – the kids woke up in their swim suits! The pool water was cold but the hot tub was HOT so… they swam all morning. Around Lunch time Ben went to Sacramento to go get the arcade. We had the kids get out of the pool for lunch and quiet time and the Ladies all went shopping and to yogurt.
John and Ryan took a lunch break, Michael was there, and Josh, Mal and Brady were on their way to Oroville so that group had lunch, loaded the arcade and looked at houses with John.
After we got home from shopping we all hit the pool again. Then Kevin got home from work. Josh and Mal, Brady, Ben, Dad, and John all came and I got to meet baby Eden! We had delicious waffles for dinner! and played hard until dark. The kids swam. Michael showed up! We played darts and ping pong and electronic basketball.
We had a lazy morning and then headed to Table Mountain for the afternoon! Ryan and Mary met up with us for that! After table mountain we played at the house and swam. We had haystacks for dinner and sent the guys to Hula’s. Mary took her kids home early for early church the next day. Grandma got ice cream for the kids and we played some more games! Josh and Mal and Brady left late that night.
Sunday: We went to Kevin’s ward at 11:30, The parents and Ryan’s fam went to their own wards. Then Mom made delicious fried chicken sunday dinner for everyone! Mikila came over and we had one more evening of hanging out with the family! It was a super fun trip. We are grateful to have chill, fun, happy family to hang with 🙂