Anyway, Bakersfield. It's great.
Moving on...I love my friends. I love that I got to take a one week trip with Jonah to see everything I just listed. I love that people are so kind and willing to see us. I love the time we spent there. I love the food we ate. I love the late nights my sisters and I sat up laughing our heads off and scheming and chatting each other up. I love that I got to show my cute baby off and just be there. What a dream! I love that even when this magical week came to an end it wasn't all sad, because I had Thomas, Ambrose, Asher, and Hawaii to come back to. Life is so very good sometimes.
Here's some images from the week - (not pictured: My sisters. They DO NOT like their pictures taken. At all. :) I have provided a group shot that hangs in my parents home just in case you wonder what they look like when we all get dressed up in semi-coordinating attire and stand really close together and feel stressed out that our kids will be the one picking their nose or grabbing their privates in the family photo. You're welcome!)
(See here's the very photo I promised you. Aren't they lovely?!)