I am so thankful my parents were able to fly into Los Angeles for the long Easter weekend. They were with us for a good five days and it was absolutely perfect. The last time both of them were out here together was last February and Zeke and I had only been living here for about two months, so we didn't really know our way around, nor did we have our favorite restaurants and must see places to go see and do.
This time was a little more different filled with so many places to explore and things to eat and I was so excited to show my parents around Los Angeles. There are two things I love to be in life. 1.) A tourist 2.) A tour guide.
My dad had some business to take care of while out here which is nice that he's got to do that because it brings him across the US more often than not and its such a blessing to even be able to randomly grab supper with him one night out of the week he is here. I feel so blessed to be able to see my parents as much as I do since moving out here. That was one of my greatest concerns with the move to Los Angeles. I mean, it's not a cakewalk flying from coast to coast!
They do love it out here though, and luckily for them, a visit out here can somewhat count as a vacation due to the warm weather and sunshine year round in Los Angeles. And we've got some perks living on the bluffs of Santa Monica that overlook the Pacific so they LOVE coming this way.
We kept busy all week and weekend, eating our way through each meal, treating ourselves to Sweet Rose Creamery just about every night, shopping, going to the Getty Villa in Malibu, taking late afternoon drives through the neighborhoods of Brentwood, Pacific Palisades and Beverly Hills picking out our favorite homes, spying on the celebrities and getting lost off Sunset Boulevard. We spent a day riding beach cruisers down the boardwalk towards Venice, parked and grabbed some sandwiches and coca-colas, and the weekends were spent basking in the sun & watching March Madness. It was an all around party. I love that Zeke loves spending time with my parents too. We all just had so much fun enjoying each others company and I feel complete when my parents are with me.
The weather was perfect & I couldn't have asked for a better Easter weekend. I am so grateful to my Savior & Heavenly Father for blessing me with the most outstanding parents I could have ever been given. They are truly incredible human beings who I strive to be like each and every day. I don't know what I have done to have been giving such amazing blessings. I am a lucky one and I can't wait to see them at home in June.