That's Mark's dad. Do you see any family resemblance?
This little guy was such a trouper! He just had his first birthday last week. For some reason my picture of the older kiddo who is one and a half didn't turn out, but scroll down to the bottom of this post to see my other adorable nephew.
I'm the worst pictur taker in the world when it comes to being out and about. If I'm not actually holding my camera (iPhone) I'll forget to take pictures. Be glad I managed to grab these few shots!
The last ride of the day was Goliath. The big kids stood in line for 3 hours!!! to not only ride this coaster, but to sit in the front seat. Mark took video of the ride while in the front seat, and I thought about posting it for you, but then I thought you might want to keep your lunch INSIDE your stomach, so I opted not to. You can thank me later.
Hunger got the best of all of us, and we heade to Chick-Fil-A for dinner. I'd never been before, so it was truly suppose to be a defining moment in my life.
It ended up not being my favorite chicken sandwich. Maybe I got the wrong one. Sorry, southerner friends. I know you guys love this place. But I still think Wendy's Spicy Chicken Sandwich is better. Actually, I don't care for fast food unless it is Chipotle.
Now we must skip ahead to the last day, because apparently Saturday wasn't meant to be remembered with photographs.
We slept in late, opened our Christmas gifts, celebrated Mark's Dad's Academy Award at a lunch celebration, checked out a Belgium Pub with Mark's sister and brother in law, went to bed 30 minutes before midnight on New Years Eve, visited Epicenter Church, and did a workout in the park.
Which brings us to Cheesecake.
One of hundreds of desserts decorating Mark's parents house.
For the last night the girls and guys split up for nights together. The girls got take out from Green Street Cafe and then polished off the cheesecake you see.
The guys had In-and-Out Burgers and played poker and smoked cigars.
And this cute nephew entertained us for a few more moments before the girls called it an early night.
The last day was a day pack up and enjoy the few remaining moments we had with family before departing for Seattle. LA was absolutely wonderful to visit. The weather was perfect with highs in the low 80's each day. It was truly a blessing to spend so much time with Mark's family and I know he appreciated the time with them even more.
I ate with no abandon because vacation calories don't count until you get back home.
We look forward to more time with the LA family in a few months when we head to Utah for skiing!
How was your New Year's Eve?