First things first – we’re all great and just spent Christmas day with Betsy’s mother, Lucy Groh, in Indio, CA. The day was wonderful and relaxing. The boys had a wonderful time opening gifts this morning, we went for a bike ride this afternoon, and Bennett and David tested out the new basketball that was under the tree. 70+ degrees was pretty nice compared to our MN and AK family that are looking at negative numbers on the thermometer. We missed the family, but not the weather.
Driving down from Portland went smoothly. A late drive on Thursday got us to Redding, CA. The next day we had a pleasant morning in Redding at the Sundial Bridge. Saturday we spent all day at Yosemite National Park – which was thrilling to us all. The boys loved the snow and ice. We all loved the stunning, sunny views and lack of people.
We’ll be spending the next few weeks here in Indio with Lucy. We expect to get into a bit of home school routine during this time. It’s a very short winter break for these boys. They’ll get plenty of vacation days in the months ahead.
By the way, burglars, our home is still occupied. Plus we took all the good stuff. ( I hope they read this far.)
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