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Sunday, April 02, 2017

Max was gone on and off for training, in the months leading up to his departure, but he was able to take a few days off before he left.  We definitely soaked up the time we had with him.  There was lots of coffee, plenty of special treats, visitors from MN, family movies, a beach BBQ, trips to the park, and much snuggling with Daddy.  

Max and Ezra finished the dinosaur that Ezra got for Christmas - it took them weeks of working on it every night after dinner, but it was a great project for them to do together. 

Grandma Judy & Grandpa Tom made a visit out here, and we had a blast visiting Balboa Park, eating tacos, getting projects around the house accomplished, and hanging out together.

It's not very often that Max is able to do anything with the kids at school, but he happened to be off on St. Patrick's day, so got to come to Evie's class to show off the leprechaun trap they made.  And also got to see Eliana's classroom, which was special for her.

There was a lot to get done before he left, with packing and cleaning and putting things in order, but we were able to sneak away for a date night to see Beauty & the Beast (it was fantastic!), and had a few at-home date nights watching Vikings and eating way too much ice cream! He and Emma and I also went on a breakfast date while the older kids were at school - and he claims to have seen some famous actor, although I cannot verify the validity, because apparently I am clueless and didn't notice said famous actor at all! 

The time went much too fast, as always, but I am so thankful to have made some precious memories, save up some fun stories, and soak in the simple moments as a family!

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  1. I am so glad you were able to have that time together! <3



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