Well the girls, Jeremy and I went on a great and fun trip out to Mission Viejo, CA. I was a little hesitant to get on the plane with two children...but needless to say they did amazing! We did have kind of a funny moment though: Maddy decided just minutes after the pilot brought the seat belt sign back on and announced that we were in our final decent, that she was going to have the biggest "DIRTY" diaper I think ANYONE has seen! I wasn't sure what it was at first, but our friends Rob and Heather flew with us and Heather kept saying, "ugh, what is that smell?!?" LOL low and behold it was Maddy. At that point there was nothing that I could do because they would not let me get up. It was EVERYWHERE...EVERYWHERE I think that, that is the only thing that I can say. Here are a couple of clips from the airplane...enjoy!!
California was a whole lot of fun! We got to finally meet the very adorable, Kylie Elizabeth Taylor! She is Jason (Jer's brother) and Nicole's baby girl that was born in November. She is so petite and cute compared to my cute chunkers! I loved it! When we got there we spent the whole first day with Jason, Nicole and Kylie. It was really great to catch up and to have my parents there with us for the first time. It only took me nearly four years to get them up there!
The next Morning we headed up to Big Bear Mountain. After a long, 4 hour drive up there (due to traffic) we settled in and took my parents out to see the cute town. They were very impressed. If you have never been there, I recommend going. It's so cute and cold and smells like burning firewood. It's amazing in my opinion. After loads of shopping and a million pictures and a great dinner, we went back to the room and stayed up late drinking margaritas and playing cards...aww I had missed those days!
The next day we were there, Jeremy and I went snowboarding. Man did it hurt! It was so much fun though! I "FEEL" like I did rather well but then again that encouragement and complimenting was coming from my ever supportive, amazing hubby so...??
We ended up leaving the mountain on new year's eve because we wanted to spend it with Jer's mom and brother rather than be away from them. We got back and spent a few hours at Jason's and then rang in the new year at the Taylor house with my parents, Pam and Ray, Aunt Bonnie and Uncle Mike, and Taco Bell the cutest dog ever! On the 2nd of January my parents short-visit came to an end! They hopped on a plane at John Wayne and flew home to good ole' Texas...not before we hit up beautiful Laguna Beach of Course!
Our last couple of days we really just hung out with everyone and enjoyed all three girls and just hanging out with Jeremy's family. Pam was even kind enough to organize a little party for everyone to stop by and see all three grandkids. It was so nice for everyone to get to meet Maddy and Kylie and nice for everyone to see how much Isabella has grown to become a little girl. I was anxious to see everyone again. I can never get enough of Joyce and Mark (Nicole's parents) or Mike and Heather (cousins) just to name a few. I was so happy and thankful that everyone did make the special trip to Pam's to see the girls, it really meant a lot to us! After the party, Bonnie, d'Ann, Pam, Me, Mike and Heather headed out to see NEW MOON! They all loved it which I knew they would!
On Jan. 6th however, we did get to go to "THE PRICE IS RIGHT" We had a blast. Rayner, Aunt Dee, Jeremy and I went and stood in-line from 3am until 6am waiting to get a ticket into the show! We Got In, we didn't get called up but we got to see the show and it was awesome! It was a heck of a lot of waiting though! Thank goodness Aunt d'Ann was there to keep me enthused! It is definitely something that I know we would want to do again and again! The next day, we had to leave. It was sad I don't think any of us were ready to leave. We had such a great time catching up and hanging out with everyone! We miss all of you deeply and can't wait to see you guys soon!
I have attached a short video at the bottom of Bella and Maddy sledding up in Big Bear! Happy 2010~ Becca