Last weekend I had the opportunity to get away for about 30 hrs and attend a wedding reception of my cousin, on a yaught, in Newport Beach. Also, 5 of my 6 siblings and my parents would be there. Including my oldest sister, who I see WAY TOO infrequently! ...not to mention her 5 children would also be in town, the youngest of which I have never seen in person....and she's 14 months old. Chris and my kids stayed at home, and so I did a whirlwind style get-away. It was a wonderful time. I wished that my kids could've seen all their cousins, but there will be other chances for that coming up soon, I'm sure. Here's a picture of me and my sisters, we haven't taken one together in at least a decade! Sad, but true. Now that Sara lives in the western states, it might happen more often!
We spent Friday night on the boat for 4 hours, it was fun to be there sans kids with all the fam, minus Joel. I swear, we all revert back to childhood at times like that. There were some pretty classic moments, including my big bro donning crazy big sunglasses and proclaiming that he was the 4th sister, never recognized by the other 3, left out. LOL. I saw all my Aunts and Uncles on my Mom's side, which hasn't happened in a long time. Some of my cousins, it's been about 18 years since we've seen each other. I know they love it when you say, "last time I saw you, you were in diapers!!" Awesome. Way to date yourself, huh?
Saturday we spent time together at Bolboa Island and Newport Beach. We took the little kids on the ferris wheel, and crossed on the ferry with some cars, pretty nice ones, Bentley anyone?, strolled along past all the little piers and quaint houses. My niece Madelyn held my hand so I wouldn't get lost! I think she was worried about me since I didn't have my kids there to keep me busy. She was such a good little buddy....when I wanted to take a picture she held on to the edge of my shirt. Mom's got her so well trained. And all the Davis kids are so grown up! We had a blast together. I think we should rent a place out there for our next family reunion! It was wonderful. Perfect temps, nice breeze, beautiful scenery!