Thursday, May 28, 2009

Summer lovin' :-D

Brandon and I are loving California and married life! We just went to northern California for Memorial Day weekend to see Brandon's Grandma. (She couldn't make it to the wedding or the receptions, so we went up to see her.) She is really fantastic, and has a wonderfully great personality. I like her a lot. :)

She also has a large pool and an almond orchard outside the back yard. (The almonds go to the "Diamond" company.) She also has blackberries, peaches, lemons, strawberries, and cherries. The cherries were just like the ones in Shoshone, as were the strawberries. The lemons were wonderfully tasty, too- we're planning another trip up there to pick peaches later on in the summer.

After spending Friday, Saturday, and Sunday in Durham (where Grandma lives), we left early Monday morning. We stopped in the old part of Sacramento to eat, shop, and look around. It happened to be the Jazz fest that weekend, and so their was amazing music wafting through the air. I think my favorite song was done by one of the big bands- "Rubber Ducky" is always a crowd pleaser. ;-)

After we finished out sandwiches and salt water taffies, (It was amazing- the store had TONS of flavors of taffies, and you can pick them out individually because each flavor is in a big barrel.), we went to visit the old cemetary there. Brandon's mom, Charisse, found some family names there, and we took pictures of some of the relatives, including Josiah Howell.

Besides trips around California, I'm substitute teaching and Brandon is working at the Base. Now that's school's ending, however, I need to get another job. I will be looking around some more- the never ending job search is great fun!!! :-P

Any ways, those are the updates. The weather is good, work is great, and we're enjoying life.

~ Christina and Brandon


  1. I'm glad you go to see Grandma Mac... I've only had the chance to go out there once myself- and it wasn't under pleasant circumstances [we drove out there quite unexpectedly when Grandpa was dying]. Someday I hope to get the chance to go out there and just visit!

  2. So jealous... I want to go pick peaches at Gramma's!