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Saturday, February 4, 2012

Take me there

You know that Rascal Flatts song? The one where he wants his lady to show him all the major places from her past? Well, I'm not a big fan of Rascal Flatts -- his overplayed voice just sort of bugs me sometimes -- but I couldn't help but play that song in my head as Matt, Jake and I drove up the 99 over Martin Luther King weekend. I was finally introducing him to all the major people and places from where I grew up in Northern California, and I was so excited.

Once we were there, I kept kicking myself for not doing it sooner. It was so great to see so many old friends and bring two of my worlds together in a sense. Matt clicked well with everyone, Jake was an angel, and the weekend was perfect -- albeit too short. As we were driving home, Matt told me what a wonderful time he had, how much he liked my friends, and how cool it was to have all my old stories come to life by being where it happened, with the great people he'd heard so much about. "I feel like I get you more now," he said. It was so sweet.

Highlights included:
*Lunch at Pluto's with my old BFF Christina and cheer friend Kelley.
*Stopping by my dad's old work, where we once spent many happy days.
*Staying with my old babysitting family, the Eppersons. I can't even begin to tell you how much I love them.
*Giving Matt a grand driving tour that included my old schools, my first job, my favorite park, and our old home.
*Brunch at Crepeville with my cheer friend Tiffany and her awesome boyfriend Rich.
*A happy night with the Marbles and an afternoon chat with the Mathiesens.
*Starbucks hot chocolate runs with my PE buddy Christy and her husband Tyler, and with my cheer friend Sydnie and her sweet baby Marshall.
Hopefully we can make it back soon!


  1. I always forget that you lived in California! I don't know why, I guess it was really sad for me that you moved away so I sort of blocked it out. ;) That's so fun you got to go back and visit. You made so many friends and memories in your years there!

  2. ok, i've never seen your blog before! and i can't believe you have a baby now! you'r family looks so perfect!

  3. Where in Northern Cali did you grow up? I grew up in Modesto, I miss California, all my aunts/uncles were down in SoCal so i loved going all over California all the time, haha! I definitely need to visit my family more, being in Utah and my hubby deploying so much i should take more advantage of not being alone and go snuggle with my Cali family. ;) I just read back all the way thru ur Christmas posts, ha! You have such a cute family, baby Jake is so adorable, what a ham!! I love it!! Great smile, like his parents! And how sweet was his blessing and that so many friends and family could be there. I wish I would've recorded my hubby blessing each of our 4 girls cuz those are such sweet words and memories.
    You look amazing too!!! I'm still trying to work off the baby chub and my last baby is 2 yrs old, lol!!
    Perhaps if I had a coyote chasing me that would give me some motivation, ahahaha! Love your blog!



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