Last Thursday we flew out to California for Grandma's 70th birthday party and to spend New Year's with family.
Our first stop was Palm Desert where my sister, Donna, was renting a condo. We went to the pool, played at the playground and went out to dinner for Donna and Dan's birthdays.
After that we went to the High Desert for Grandma Janet's 70th birthday. Mia got to help blow out the candles. There was quite a bit of spit spray on the cake after that.
Here are my niece and nephew, Dani and Matt.
On New Year's Eve we played BUNCO at Dar's house. Her next door neighbor's granddaughter came over and Mia now had a buddy of her own!
I forgot to mention that one of my favorite Christmas presents was from Mia's birth grandparents. It is a photo album that includes photos of her as a newborn! I treasure it and when the time comes for Mia to know about her origins it will be nice to have something tangible to show her.
On Friday we also learned that our dossier has been translated and sent to China! We're coming, Anna!