Enjoying the World Series of Beach Volleyball in Long Beach

Boy do I love beach volleyball. Shortly after moving to California 10 years ago, Theresa and I took a beginners beach volleyball class. After that I was addicted and I’ve been playing as much as possible.
The great part about living where we do is that we get some great opportunities to see professional beach volleyball players show us what they can do.

The World Series of Beach Volleyball WSOBV came nearby to Long Beach July 22-27. Theresa, Ian, my niece Aubrey who is visiting and I all went out to watch them on Saturday July 26. Even better? General Admission is completely free! We get to see these former Olympic Gold medal athletes and don’t have to pay a dime!

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Belmont Shore Stroll and Savor July 2014

In what is becoming a yearly tradition, Theresa and I met up with Jacob for the Belmont Shore Stroll and Savor on Thursday July 17th. Our group is a little bit larger this year than usual though. We’ve got Ian in tow of course, plus we’ve got Rita and her two kids visiting from Michigan.

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Celebrating Amy's birthday, Birthday Oreos, and flying back home – Day 6

After visiting T’s grandma a little earlier today, we’re driving towards the St. Louis airport. We leave tomorrow, but tonight we’re staying with T’s sister’s in-laws.
Amy happens to be celebrating a special birthday (we won’t say which one) and we’re going to go out to dinner to celebrate. 

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Ian's first plane flight and our Mississippi Visit – Day 1

Who’s ready for a trip?
Theresa and I have taken a few car trips with Ian. Even a few long ones like a 7 hour drive to Yosemite. Today though we’re stepping it up. Ian is going to be taking his very first plane flight ever. We’re taking a week off work to go to Mississippi to see my Grandma and other family then we’re headed to Missouri to see Theresa’s Grandma.

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