Orange Hill Celebration

On our last full day in our rental home during our DisneyCaliFam Vacation, we spent some time relaxing in the spa in the morning.

When the Minneolas were hanging over the fence onto the property we were staying at, was it okay to pick them? Asking for a friend.

These two shared a muffin treat that was purchased at Disneyland the day before.

During naptime Josh drove some of the gals to Downtown Disney for a little shopping venture. He dropped us off at the Disneyland hotel and then picked us up a couple hours later. We enjoyed walking through the lobby of the hotel to get to the entrance of the shopping area. We had to go through extensive security to get into the area.

The Lego structures at the Lego store were impressive! No Lego purchases on this trip. Everyone made purchases at a couple of the other stores but me.

Josh picked us up where he dropped us off and we went back to get ready for our fancy dinner out at the Orange Hill Restaurant. Did I mention we only had the one vehicle for the twelve of us during our time in Southern California and that Josh was our trusty chauffer back and forth to everywhere?!

The skies were putting on a show of God’s Creation and Glory. The twelve of us arrived in our van at the door of the restaurant in time to further enjoy the sunset and views.

Cheers to our extended family and our three birthday kids, Josh, Dan and Jamie! The Twelve of us enjoyed our food and our time here.

Our grands’ Granny and Granny Great. Granny Great picked up the tab for our drinks. Thank you, Florence!

We’re not in Kansas anymore, Dorothy! Or in Colville. 🙂 Crispy Whole Snapper above and Half-chicken below.

I had the Short Ribs, and most of the rest of us had the Prime Rib.

The Sticky Toffee Pudding was so good. And the restaurant brought out 3 complimentary desserts for the three birthday kids we were celebrating.

I would have said this was the grand finale of our trip but we ended up having another full day of fun our last day before we flew home.

Fast Forward to the present here in Colville, Washington.

We had another light dusting of snow here on Friday and Saturday. Starting Sunday our highs have been below freezing. So far the predictions say we won’t make it above freezing until Thursday, February 2nd.

These are some of our views from our windows!

We finally enjoyed a full day of sunshine on Sunday with clear skies. Hope your week moving into February is a good one.

Airport to Our Vacation Rental

This year we are celebrating all the January birthdays in Southern California…in the rain!

On Friday the thirteenth all ten of our family traveled from Everett Paine Field to John Wayne in Santa Ana, California.

Andrew and Katie brought their special carry-ons, Unicorn and Dinosaurs! wink, wink

Our boys…

At John Wayne airport our 15 passenger van was delivered and we loaded all our bags in and hopped in for our short drive to Orange, California. Sadly Addy is behind my big head so we’ll have to try the van selfie again on one of our many rides in it.

We made it to our home away from home after a very long day of traveling with delays and the grands had a few minutes of calming viewing before they were tucked in for the night.

We checked out the supplies at the VRBO and were reassured we’d have enough peelers!

Saturday morning we enjoyed the spa in the rain.

The spa will definitely be a highlight for the grands. We’ll see if Disneyland can surpass it!

Apologies for not visiting. It’s been nonstop fun and busyness living with ten people including our two grands!