Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Grandpa and Grandma Visit

Grandpa Ron and Grandma Judi (my parents) came to visit March 16-26.  Most of our time together was spent at a time share in Bass Lake (near Yosemite). 

It's a four hour drive.  We broke it up by stopping at a tiny zoo in Modesto.
Judith stretching her legs at the zoo

Bass Lake had gotten about two feet of snow a couple days before we got there.  All that was left around the condo was a pile in the parking lot from the bulldozer.  Judith climbed on the pile every day, and threw snowballs at Grandpa.

We visited the Mariposa Grove in Yosemite, where there was still a LOT of snow left on the ground.  Daddy and Judith got into their snowsuits.
a really big tree fell over
posing in the snow
I got you Grandma!

On a different day we went down into Yosemite Valley.
A BIIIIIIG waterfall (Yosemite Falls)
Obligatory family photo at the Half Dome Overlook

We spent a final few days at home before Grandpa and Grandma left.
Judith and Grandpa went fishing
Grandma helped Judith do a really big puzzle

And now we've said goodbye :-(.  And we're settling back into routine.

The Joy
Well, of course there's joy visiting with my family.  I love watching Judith interact with my parents, and I like being with them too.  And Yosemite was (is) absolutely beautiful. There were a few trials involved in being away overnight with a three-and-a-half-year-old that still isn't fully potty trained and likes to get up with the sun (the sun was up at 5:30 a.m. in Bass Lake!), but we persevered and enjoyed our time anyway :-).

Joy to you!