30 June 2008
Oh! I almost forgot... don't call or text our cell phones unless it's an emergency; the international rates are crazy! We'll check e-mail every day, so that's the best way to keep in touch.
29 June 2008
We drove from Sacramento to the South Bay this morning without a single bathroom, food, or gas stop. It was a mellow drive; we talked and listened to music the whole way, and the kids never took off their headphones long enough to bug each other.
We had dinner at Vince's Spaghetti with the Aguileras. We don't see them often enough. Jesse is as sweet as ever, and Brandon and Michael have mysteriously grown into handsome young men. Brandon will always be eight years old in my mind. I just can't fathom that he's seventeen and taller than I am! Emily is the absolute spitting image of Amy now. I always hoped Caroline and Emily would be great friends like their moms, and my wish came true. They adore each other!
After we said our goodbyes to the Aguileras, Steve and I took the kids for a walk through the old neighborhood. It's a perfect night. Steve and I are watching the waves, Daniel is building a mound of sand, and Caroline's reading the latest Warriors book and missing Emily.
Amy, I love you hugely!
28 June 2008
23 June 2008
18 June 2008
I'm not averse to going - in fact, I'm still very much looking forward to the trip. But it will be interesting to see just how vigilant we need to be, and how much that vigilance detracts from our overall enjoyment of this vacation.
13 June 2008
So we're getting close.