We then went downtown to the Harbor where Brad, Steve and Lauren rented kayaks. I would normally love doing this, but wasn't feeling that great today. So while they kayaked, Lorelie, Ashlee and I took a nap on the beach (I got a little sun burn) and built a sand castle.
After that we headed home. Once again my dad had BBQed for us. So everyone had a great lunch and then Lorelie & Ashlee headed back to UT, Steve headed back to San Francisco, and Brad & Lauren headed back to Newport Beach. So now it is just back to me and my family. I fly back to Provo tomorrow and Jamie drives back to Arizona tomorrow as well.
The weekend was a blast. I love my home of Santa Barbara. I love my family and spending time with them whenever I can, and I am blessed with many good friends. It was SO great to be able to spend time with Steve & Brad this weekend. We have been best friends for 6 years and I don't get to see them very often anymore, so it was really a treat. So glad they were willing to drive and come visit me. I am also so glad my parents don't mind having a packed house. Over the years, my parents have downgraded in size on the house. This weekend we had my parents in their room, my sister and her two kids in another room, me and Ashlee & Lorelie in another room and Steve was on an air mattress in the study! That is 7 adults & 2 kids in a 3 bedroom house. It was a blast, but I always love a party. :o)