When I knew E and I were going to be apart for five weeks while he stays in Italy, and I had to return home for work - I called up my mom and asked if she wanted to come out and spend a weekend in July. It all worked out last minute, and it was so nice to have her here!
My mom and I are really different - I'm much more similar to my dad [it was funny to hear my mom say "wow, you are your father's daughter" during the trip] but there is something so comforting about having your mama home with you.
Italian-style dinner on Thursday Night (antipasti, primo, secondo, followed by alcohol/espresso)
my grandpa also came out to visit, and he spent most of the weekend with his brother who lives in Inland Empire (about 80 miles from me), but we got together for dinner on Thursday and Sunday
Saturday in Seaport Village
Grandpa and his brother
he is the best.
I'm again reminded of what a blessing it is to have a family like mine.