Thursday, August 19, 2010

Where Have I Been?

For the last week my sister, brother-in-law, and my nephews have been here visiting us. I haven't seen them in almost a year and a half, so it was very special to have them here.

The arrived last Weds evening, and we went to Rubios for dinner. Joyce loves Mexican food, probably because she lived in Mexico for a year in the 1990's.

Andrew, Joyce, and I @ Rubios.

On Thursday we went to the beach in Del Mar. In previous times when they visited us in San Diego, it was always winter. So they weren't used to the beach being crowded with people and not as windy and cool.

When Andrew saw the beach, he was excited and ran ahead of us.

Hmm... which side of the beach would you want to be on? The fun side? Or the party-pooper side?

Alex, Joyce, Xander, and Andrew.

There was also a playground with ocean view.

After we went home, Todd and I worked on making Tuscan Potato Soup for dinner. Todd picked the recipe because he knows how much Joyce loves the Zuppa Toscana at Olive Garden. This recipe is very similar to that soup, except healthier.

Todd was right. Joyce loved it so much she ate three bowls! Feels good to make food that everyone loves.

Over the next few days I'll catch up on all our adventures together the last week.


  1. Looks like you had a great visit! How sweet of Todd to make that soup for your sister! :) Have a great weekend, Christine!

  2.! What cute nephews! cool is that to get to see your sister??!! (and brother-in-law..didn't want to leave him out :D )

    Can't wait to hear about your that you are in the groove with having kids for a week, I'll be checking the flights and we'll talk later...

    I am totally kidding. But..if my youngest shows up, call me in a week. :D

    Have a fabulous weekend!

  3. it looks like you guys had a good time. I am going to have to check out that recipe, b/c I like zuppa toscana too!

  4. Your nephews are ADORABLE!

    They just built a Rubios down the street that I've been wanting to try. I actually just checked out their menu online last night. LOL


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