Sister Rounds

Sister Rounds
California Arcadia

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Thankful For My Blessings

I'm thankful to be in Alhambra, CA.  💥

I'm thankful for this special time of year.  👍

I'm thankful for supportive family who come to visit me.  😁💕

My life is FILLED with a multiplicity of blessings. Two of my great blessings came during Thanksgiving time to visit and we made such awesome memories! While Jaimie and Trever were here we filled each day with adventures of every sort. We went to the LA temple directly from the airport after picking them up.

From there we popped right over to Santa Monica Pier and the ocean for sea breeze and salty lips!
It was a fun afternoon walking the pier and catching up on all the news from home.

Two Lovebirds relishing the sun, sand, and waves. Something that isn't done much at home...

The next day found us in Trever's element at the Nethercutt Museum of vintage cars. It's one of the premier classic car collections in the country, and he was more than thrilled to spend the day there. There was also a time-period restored Pullman train car as part of the collection that we visited. It was awesome. The best part was sharing the day with 2 of my sweet blessings...

Vintage car junkies

We also went to a fun place to eat called The Crunchy Crab. Trever ordered a half-pound of saucy, full-bodied shrimp. The server promptly covered our table in paper and brought him a bib and plastic gloves to eat it, while Jaimie ordered  a tilapia plate. She just wasn't expecting to get the entire fish on her plate, including head, fins, and tail!

Fed and...happy?!?!

Happy Thanksgiving Day! made up our next day together, along with several others, including missionaries and neighbors. Even so, we first made a quick escape in the early morning to check out Santa Anita Park, the professional horse racetrack and enjoy breakfast overlooking the beautiful track and horse training. 

Step right up and place your bets on the winning horse!
Evening was reserved for a houseful of blessings in the form of missionaries, good neighbors, and family. Together with Trever's and Jaimie's consistent and willing help, we enjoyed a bounteous Thanksgiving meal that missionaries "gobbled" right down! It was a beautiful day, FULL of countless blessings all day long. As is customary, we ended this wonderful day with a famous family photo.

Thanksgiving, 2016 Famous Family Photo

Although the final day of the Waite's Thanksgiving holiday had arrived, we still eagerly utilized the morning before the Great LAX Trek to do something super cool and memorable by hastening to the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach. While there, we saw wondrous creatures of all sorts, and Trever and Jaimie loved the sea life adventure in all its variety.

Trever found a friendly stingray who loved his stroking😀

 We took a walk around the harbor outside for one last ocean view before heading back to Rocky Mountain snow. The lighthouse was sitting atop a hill in blue-sky splendor.

What blessings filled this year's Thanksgiving time! 

       and memories
                 and family 
                           and friends 
                                     and good food 
                                                  and perfect weather
                                                              and ocean time
                                                                           and great adventures
                                                                                         and I'm thankful for my blessings.

1 comment:

  1. What an amazing trip this was! Leading up to the trip I was remembering the good times we had the year before and now we have two trips with completely different memories to last us a lifetime! Still can not wait to make more memories with you back at home!