Sunday, April 12, 2009

What a Wonderful and Fulfilling Trip Home!

Hi everyone, back home! I have so much to show and tell. First, I wanted to say I had the most wonderful trip home, even though it was pretty short. It just so happened that my brother was home on this trip as well so that was a real treat for all of us to be together as a family. :) I flew into Orange County to spend one night with mom and step dad and see my brother and his significant other and the second night at my sister's to spend time with her, my niece and brother-in-law. We crammed everything in but it was fun! It's late and I'm tired but here are just a few highlights I'll go over later because I need to spend some lovey time with my babies. I think Quincy was expecting to see the other Michelle walk in the door and when he saw me his eyes got really big. Yea, bigger than they already are. LOL!

It was amazing how much we all fit in...from coloring eggs, baking, visiting together, visiting horses, shopping! I even have pretties to show you (stuff I bought and stuff mom bought me). I couldn't believe it all fit in my little suitcase. I felt sorry for any of the baggage people if they dared open it because they would have definitely needed someone to sit on the bag again to close it!

Coloring eggs with my niece...

Baking with sis and niece....

Visiting horses and seeing where my niece will start riding...

Antique shopping in San Juan Capistrano....

Shopping in Laguna Beach (and you didn't see this picture...not sure if I was supposed to take pics inside or not but I snuck some....

These are just a few sneak peeks! Aside from the scary ride into Orange County (turbulence was bad coming in it made everyone scream on the plane...I hate that) it was a perfect trip! More later! Time to visit with my babies and get some rest. Hope you all had a wonderful Easter too!

15 comments:

Caroline said...

Michelle,

What a lovely and busy Easter you a have had, it looks like one to treasure. It is amazing how you get a lot of energy and spring out of such a short, but lovely get together.
I am glad you made it there and home safe ( planes are not my favourite places in the world, but they get you where you have to be).
Make sure you make up properly with the fur babies!

Anya said...

Now you had a GREAT weekend me to LOL
Here in The Netherlands we celebrate 2e easterday HEHE
I can see no more eggggggggggggggs......
Sleep well and we talk monday :))

Zaroga said...

So glad you had such a wonderful trip, Michelle. Yes, spend time with your babies.

Lisa said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful trip! Can't wait to hear more about it. Glad you home, safe and sound!

Dawn said...

wahhhh I miss cali!
looks like the weather was good too
I can only imagine how happy Quincy was.

Heather said...

welcome back. sounds like a wonderful trip. that's great you were able to see everyone in the family!

City Girl said...

Sounds like you had a lovely weekend!! Happy Easter!

Kathleen said...

There is nothing better than being with family. When we all get together we talk fast, cause we have so darn much to say...and everyone wants their turn. Can't wait to see more photos. Love the antique store..wish I could have gone in...my sister will wish the same. Glad you had a great time, and got there and back safe and sound...hugs, Kathleen

Pearl said...

Hi Michelle... I've just finished reading 'n catching up with you... Ohhh I am so delighted to know that you were able to go home for Easter! Sounds like y'all had the most wonderful time being together again... Loved hearing about all of the fun, fun, fun things you were able to do 'n see! My Easter was very quiet 'n peaceful... just the four of us and, of course, all of our fur-babies ♥ ... I'm certain that all of your babies missed their Mommy very much, and must have been over-the-moon with excitement when you got back home! Enjoy your snuggle~love time with all of them... BTW, just adore the pin-up girl for today~Perfect!!
God bless...

~hugs 'n prayers~

Pearl

April ~ AUTISM Awareness Month~
P.S. Sending O's 'n X's from my fur~babies to yours!

Patti said...

Hi! Welcome home! I'm sure everyone was super glad to see you! It sounds like you had a great time- your pics sure look like it!

The Blonde Duck said...

What fun you must have had! I adore horses!

jen said...

So glad you got to get away!! I love Laguna Beach!!
What a wonderful way to celebrate Easter!!

Karen~ said...

Hi Michelle, thank you for all the nice comments on my blog.

I bet your babies were glad to see you when you walked in the door.

Sounds like you had a wonderful time with your family.

Karen~

LENORENEVERMORE said...

awww...I'm glad you landed safely & bye-bye to the bad-bad turbulence...The shop is a treasure! ~Happy Spring*

Sara's Sweet Surprise said...

Michelle, I've got to tell you a story...It all started (this morning)with what seemed like an easy task, but soon would turn into a massive hunt! I wanted to find the picture of the cutest kitty that I had found in blog land. So...I opened my mail archives knowing full well I had received permission to use this "Let them eat cake" pic. I went through 100's of comments and couldn't find you or the photo! I started searching for the needle in the haystack and several hours latter...I gave up. Just by chance and determination, I started retracing steps, starring at blog rolls and scouring through your past post, finally finding you and Kitty. I'm a little worst for the wear, but here....
I bet you didn't know what a celebrity you'd created when taking that shot.

Sweet wishes,
Sara


P.S. the pictures in your side bar helped in jogging my memory!
Sara