Pismo Beach - June 5, 2010

Our bible study group has been wanting to visit our Pismo Beach home. I was concerned that we won't be able to squeeze it into our very busy summer schedule. But we were able to make it happen this past weekend. It was short but a lot of fun.

My mom and I left for Pismo Friday afternoon so we can prepare the house. Isabella still had her final Saturday SFBallet class. It was our first time being away from each other (we kept calling and texting each other until bedtime:) Russ took her to SFBallet on Saturday together with Ian and Immanuel and they all drove straight to Pismo after class.

The bible study group arrived around 11am. Only 5 of them could make it: Gabby, Fe, Nita, Vicky and Cesar. After lunch and a short rest, we headed for the beach.

Then Russ and the kids arrived and met up with us at Shell Beach around 3pm. They started playing touch football while we started the barbecue. It was a sight to behold for a mom like me. It always melts my heart when I see them having fun together. Truly a wonderful blessing I am so grateful for.

After chowing down grilled steak and fish, we headed to the beach where the boys went surfing and bodyboarding.

While Isabella entertained herself dancing on the soft beach sand.

All in all it was a wonderful and blessed day.

The following day, Sunday, our bible study group left early around 7:30am as they were worried about the dogs they left home alone:). After they left we started preparing to spend the remaining time for another blessed family bonding. We headed to Port San Luis in Avila Beach but not before a quick stop at Isabella's CDMA dance teacher, Ms. Kathy's, home at Shell Beach. Ms. Kathy and her garage is a huge part of Isabella as a dancer. It is where she started the beginnings of her journey toward her passion for dance. Ms. Kathy was the first one to recognize and encourage her talent. Isabella trained with Ms. Kathy for two and a half years, the first year in the garage.

here's an old photo with Isabella (the smallest one) training/stretching in Ms. Kathy's garage.

After a wonderful "catch up" talk, we were off to Port San Luis where the boys tried to go fishing.

While Russ and I savored our blessed family togetherness .

The weather was too hot so the fishing escapade didn't last long and we ended up spending time over lunch at this "hole in the wall" place on the port. All in all, it was another blessed family time.

And oh my mom had fun picking some rock crabs...one of her faves.

My mom loves the sea...sea food, sea activities (i.e. boating, fishing, etc.) Last week, she and dad Dennis caught this sea creature. My mom wished it was something they could eat but they ended up putting it back in the ocean as they didn't know what it was.

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