Santa Clarita, California
|Santa Clarita welcomes us back from our weekend away.|
Sadly we lost Stephanie over the Thanksgiving holiday to her long battle with pulmonary hypertension. Her memorial is Monday in Redlands where we join her family and several other friends from our high school. After the service we gather at a nearby home before we return home.
|I have been coming here for burritos for 38 years, we make a quick stop on our way. Still so good!!|
|Mike, Max and Bill|
|So bummed we left before the group photo - all wonderful folks who already miss our Stephanie|
|Tessa gets some cuddle time with Shalise.|
|PopPop and Ezra|
|play ball and bat in our tiny yard.|
|Ezra shows PopPop how to play a game.|
|I think he's getting it....|
|Travis and Emily invite us over to see their new apartment - their first :-)|
|Friday Ezra and I spend the day together.|
|We spend time at the park - he's very good at math :-)|
|Sprinklers on a warm day - you can't just walk by!|
|We play at Target for an hour where Ezra considers a food truck career.|
Sunday my borrowed-daughter Megan comes for a visit and Nick (Bill's number one, our number two) is able to join us as well. With Brian, Shalise, Ezra and Jeff here we all enjoy football, beer and chili - and lots of laughs!
|Jeff and Brian having a good laugh - probably at me :-)|
|Megan and Ezra look at photos.|
|Nick - sometimes we let him visit without Maximus and mommy Jillian - but only sometimes!|
My Steelers keep me on the edge of my seat through the whole game, pulling out another last minute win.
Little do we know at the time that the following day will bring way more excitement than we ever want to repeat again!!