I dunno that I can say enough about how much I loved my weekend in Irvine. Let me try to list all my favorite moments in order of date.
-Eating In-N-Out as soon as I got to Irvine.
-Having all the Kroliks, the Gustafsons, and the Stanleys meet Elijah.
-The look on Sharon’s face when she came back into the office.
-The scream Julie made when she saw us in her house.
-Being able to walk around in my t-shirt, capris and tevas.
-Spelling athlete in the boggle game with Lexi & Cindy.
-Elijah in the swing at the park.
-Showing up at Jen’s house and having her say she had wanted me to be her surprise.
-The big smile on Cate’s face when she saw me through Jen’s window.
-Asking Jen & Greg, and Cate & Kaisara to be Elijah’s godparents.
-The parking lot standoff between me & Ashley, and the laughter that ensued.
-Seeing the few familiar faces at church on Sunday, and the picture I took of Chuck & Elijah.
-Having Lexi help me at Color Me Mine, and Cindy’s gift (I can’t wait to get it in the mail).
-Amy babysitting Elijah.
-Watching Kevin & Elijah bonding.
-Making Lexi & Ali laugh; “give it to me, give it to me”.
-Coldstone with Ali.
-Poker with Kevin, Jake, Ali & Cindy.
-Seeing Elijah climb the staircase.
-The deep talk with Lexi on the way to L.A.
-In-N-Out before the airport.
I had the best time, I love the Kroliks. Despite what Alec says, I am family to them. They love us, and you never met nicer people. Jake, Cindy, Ali (Kevin), Ashley (Chris), Amy, Alexis, Alyssa, Alec & Abbie. It was a great weekend. Do I want to move back there? Naw, I love having my own house, and I couldn’t have that there. The goal is to get them all here, or at least to get them to visit frequently.
I’ll close with a quote from She’s All That, for Lexi & Ali.
Zach Siler: Brock Hudson? What kind of a name is that?
Taylor Vaughan: What kind of a name is “Zach?” OK, Brock is from “The Real World.”
Zach Siler: What, Resceda?
Taylor Vaughan: No, like the TV show. “Real World LA”, second season, hello!
Zach Siler: The dyslexic volleyball guy? They kicked him out of the house.