This past week Josh and I went to California. It turned out to be so much fun! I have to admit I had mixed emotions about going on this trip. I wanted to go with Josh but was also sad about leaving the boys. This was the longest I had been gone from Peyton and was the first time to leave Parker over night. However, I have to say, I enjoyed every minute of being "away!" I was so happy to be out there. Josh and I had a blast! It was wonderful for us both to get away after a football season and to get to spend some time together without our kiddos. It was great also because the boys were in the wonderful hands of our parents which made me not worry about them. The reason we went was for a coaching clinic out in Orange County, CA that Josh goes to every year. So I got to go along with him this year. The clinic has a few stuff for the wives to do while the guys are meeting. We went with another Shiloh coach and his wife which made it fun. They are some of our wondeful friends here in NWA and have been on staff together the past four years. One day, while the guys were working McKale and I drove around Beverly Hills and Hollywood. I had never been so it was so neat to see everything. We ate lunch at the Ivey in Beverly Hills which is where we are told the stars hang out all the time. We of course never saw any. The food was still really good and it had wondeful shops next to it. Josh and Tucker did see a guy from CSI Miami in our hotel lobby one day. We also went to Universal Studios and went to downtown Disneyland a couple of times since we were staying right across the street from it. One night we ate dinner on Luguna beach with a wondeful view. The trip was just so much fun. I already miss it and really want to go back! I even told Josh on our flight home, I would love to live out there someday. He just laughed. The weather really is perfect where we were. You can go 30 miles north and see snow or go 30 miles south and have warm weather on the beach. Where else is that possible?
Another note, Parker did learn to finally roll over while we were gone! I hate I missed it but the grandparents did happen to catch it on video. He is constantly doing it now and gets frustrated since he hasn't figured out how to flip himself back over the other way. I'm hoping that happens soon. Also, we have a contract on our house! It's been on the market since fall. When we got back in town we actually had 2 offers presented to us at the same time. Our closing date is at the end of February so we are now trying to decide which house we are going to move into or build. We already know the neighborhood we will move into. We are meeting with our builder on Monday to hopefully figure things out. So I guess I am going to be busy packing up our house for the next month.
Here are just a few of the many pictures we took from our vactation.