Sunday, October 21, 2012

So happy to be home!

I don't know if any of you are like me but traveling makes me crazy!  I prefer to be home doing my normal routine.  I am grateful for our quick trip but it was very exhausting.  We rode in 6 planes and had over 5 hours of driving time in our rental car AND we were only there for 4 1/2 days!  YIKES!  We all had a wonderful trip but I do have to say, there's no place like home!  I love California, as I was born and raised there, but I loooooooove Oklahoma and the slow-paced life that I have here.  I told my husband that I think I am now a true country girl.  LOL!

Here are some more highlights of our trip!  I promise that this will be the last of them today.  :)

My 7 year old was so excited to go on a scavenger outdoor adventure!  He earned his "badge" and couldn't stop smiling.

 I usually don't play a lot of games at amusement parks but my oldest 3 children and I couldn't resist playing a couple.  I won this very large Toy Story stuffed animal on the first game I played.  

Since my 5 year old is so into Toy Story, we gave it to him.  He had to take it with him to bed that night.  

 My 5 year old lost his 2nd tooth while in CA and guess what?  The tooth fairy knew where he was!  LOL!  He was so amazed to find a dollar bill under his pillow the next morning.  He is such a cutie!

The main reason we went to California was to visit my in-laws who are serving a full time mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.  We were able to spend an entire evening with them and have a true Family Home Evening.  It was very special.  Don't they look so happy in this picture? 

 Of course, we couldn't leave California without stopping by Randy's Donuts.... TWICE!!!  A good friend told us about it.  Funny how I had never heard of it!  

Okay, I can't believe I'm showing this but it wouldn't be a true Robyn post without an embarrassing video, right?  They were asking for hoola hoop "mommy" volunteers and of course my hand shot straight up!  My husband had left for a few minutes to take one of my boys to the rest room and when he came back, to his surprise I was part of the show!  LOL!  He told me later that he wasn't surprised at all!  He sure knows me!
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17 comments:

  1. How fun Robyn! Looks like a great trip for all of you. Welcome home.

    Leslie

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  2. Robyn, Great pics & video. It was so fun for me to see pics of you guys in a place that I am at A LOT! LOL So excited that you got to visit CA Adventure! Your in-laws are just beaming in that photo. How wonderful that you were able to see them. I agree though, always fun to go away but there is NO place like home. Have a wonderful week!

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  3. It looks like you guys had a fabulous time Robyn!! Great pictures!!!

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  4. Beautiful photos and family, I also love California, well Northern California. I've never been to Oklahoma but it sure looks inviting.

    Hugs, Lori m

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  5. So glad you had a short, but awesome trip. And how special for the kids to see their grandparents. But, I agree there is no place like home! Now, I just need to get off this computer this morning and get to my regular routine! haha Have a great week!

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  6. Sounds like a fun trip and those pictures are pure treasures. So wonderful to share your family memories. Keep up the good work...oh and I have always wanted to go to Randy's donuts! Hope you had one for me!!!!!!

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  7. Thanks for sharing some of your family trip with us. It's good to show our kid we're still cool enough to have Fun. Glad everyone is back safe and sound. Have a Blessed Week! Smooches...

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  8. Looks you guys had a blast! You MIL and FIL are in my home ward I believe. How fun! =)

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  9. So glad you had a fun time! Hmmm...I've never heard of Randy's donuts either! I'll have to check it out!

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  10. I like to stay home when I take time off too, but I think it's great that you're able and willing to take your kids on these fun trips. And then to volunteer like this is just fantastic!

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  11. Looks like you all had a blast! Glad you all made it home safe and sound. And I must say that I agree there's no place like home!

    Malinda

    mindy48656@aol.com

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  12. How fun! I'm so glad that you were able to do that with your family.

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  13. OH Robyn, your trip looked like so much fun but I totally agree I would rather be home in my own routine!! I love the video, you are for sure a fun mom!!! Miss you girl
    Big HUGS
    Cristi

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  14. Robyn, you hoola hoop really well. I use hoola hoop for excercise. I keep it in my Craft room and when my body goes numb from crafting...I pick it up, put on some music and hoop away....ahhh such fun, wakes up the body too...lol. I call it Craftersize.
    Glad you had a great time.
    Take care
    Dee B

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  15. That's a GREAT idea Dee!!

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  16. I enjoyed your posts from your trip, it was like being along!!! I am like you I like to just stick to my normal routine. Thanks for sharing, I love it!!!

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  17. Robyn-you are such a giving person...you are always sending treat bags to someone in their time of need!! I really love your cricut videos. I am not very good on my Expression yet...but am slowly loving it!!! Thanks for showing your pics and video....I think it is great! Glad your family is home safe and sound. Your in-laws look like very nice people, also! Take care....

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