Last weekend, we went to the bay area to spend time with Joe's extended family (and missed visiting with Kim and baby Samuel, who were in Hawaii....jealous!!) Anyway...Joe's cousin Andrew is joining the Peace Corp, (here he is with Nana and Grandpa)and he will be stationed in South Africa. He and his family (here's Aunt Karen and Uncle Steve)flew down from the Seattle area to visit with Nana and Grandpa and us! There were about 25-26 of us. The kids had a blast running around (Nana and Grandpa have stairs-which my boys love!). It was fun to talk and catch up with everyone. Andrew and his sisters are in their 20's, newly graduated, and have all kinds of exciting things going on(Katherine and Liz)...med school plans, pre-school teaching, Peace Corp...it was nice to visit! Andrew will have a blog of his experiences, so when I get that address, I will link it in case you are curious. What an experience! So thrilled for him! And here's the Lepere family and Nana and Grandpa. I have to get the group shot from Cindy...she took that one!
We've had some wild CA weather lately....rain, rain, lots of wind, even thunder and lightning...I know we need the rain...but I need some blue skies...maybe this weekend! We are going to try to escape the rainy weather and take the boys for a special surprise this weekend...stay tuned!