At the end of the day it's your family that matters. In that I include those extended members and longtime close friends that have always been there for you and who you have also always been there for as well. As we grow older we find that relationships when we were young aren't always the same as we age but while that can be painful it also makes us appreciate and enjoy the ones that stand the test of time and in my case, distance.
It was so great on this last trip to California to be able to spend time with friends and family that mean so much to me and my family. Some of them I didn't get to actually visit with, or not as much as we wanted, or maybe we didn't get any pictures but we still were able to touch base again and that is nice as well. Here are just a few pictures of my time in California.