Wednesday, August 6, 2008 found us packing our bags to head up the coast to Laguna Niguel where we are now enjoying the hospitality of my big sister at the Casa de Messick. The kids immediately jumped in the gigantic pool and were in seventh heaven.
Parker and Hailey got to meet Snoopy!!
Friday, August 8, 2008 was the end of the trip for Elissa's boyfriend, Zach. He had to head home to Utah to move into his apartment in preparation for college at the end of the month. We dropped him off at the Santa Ana airport then headed up the freeway to Westminster for a day with Rich's dad and step-mom. Grandpa Joe and Grandma Sharon were great to put up with all the kids. We had fun playing in the backyard and looking at pictures of family members that we don't get to see very often. After a nice dinner to celebrate Rich's and my birthday, we headed home to my sisters to get some sleep!! It was a great visit and we're grateful for the times we get to share with family. Thanks grandpa and grandma, for everything. We love you so much! We miss you when we're so far away, we look forward to seeing you again in October ,when you come up for Rich's Navy Retirement Ceremony!