It's amazing how much parts of California remind us of Chile. Even the names. Yep, there's a Santa Cruz in Chile too, folks. We decided when Joe flew into town for his few short days in California, that it was time to head to the coast. It had been quite some time since we'd driven over Highway 17 to stick our toes in the sand.
So, we got the crew together:
that is...after Mom finished up a mean Scramble match against Matt... who had only one wall separating her from him might I add (they've been competing for years-no joke).
The girls paused for a picture (there's always time for one more)
And we were off!
Glad someone was prepared to protect these two cuties as they headed out onto the shore.
What a BEAUTIFUL day!
Strutting his stuff on the beach
Two things Luke loved the most? His "Teenage Minja Minja Tuwtle" glasses and chucking sand into the water. He was in heaven.
Let's talk about true cousin love for just a moment:
she still has no idea what's about to hit her
Here we all are!
So much easier to get family shots when you have plenty of family to take the picture for you!
Thinking they might cause a bit of trouble if not watched carefully
They are loving their own table...
He's loving his own hot chocolate.
It's getting late.
Someone has tired eyes and Joe has a triathlon in the morning after all that he should be getting ready for.
Loved our day together in: