It rained like a mutha all around Southern Cali today! Staying in would have been the more logical choice except Aric, Ashlyn, and I were invited to check out Brian and Grace's new house.

Aric, Ashlyn, and I stopped off in Rowland Heights to have lunch with my mother-in-law on the way. Traffic was pretty bad due to the weather. People completely forget how to drive normal when it rains. =/ Aric told me that on his way home from class today, he witnessed an overzealous driver take an onramp too fast and that car ended up spinning out and hitting the wall. *Zoiks!* =O

Brian and Grace recently moved to Stevenson Ranch. It's pretty far North of LA (by Six Flaggs Magic Mountain). Because of the rain and horrible Saturday traffic, it took us nearly two and a half hours to get to Brian and Grace's! I dozed off at one point and woke up when we got there. I sleepily asked Aric, "Are we in San Jose yet?" It felt like a long road trip...most of our afternoon was spent in the car.
But the sight of Brian and Grace's new digs was well worth it! I know Brian and Grace get so much heat from our friends about moving so far, but their new home is amazingly beautiful (and HUGE)!

We had dinner at Wood Ranch BBQ and spent the whole evening hanging out with them. Ashlyn had a fun time terrorizing Brian and Grace's dog, Furby.
When we initially got there, the pooch was excitedly running around, barking, and anxious to sniff the baby....and Ashlyn was totally freaked out! But once Furby lost interest, it was Ashlyn who excitedly squealed and chased the dog around. hehehe

Grace's belly doesn't look too much bigger than when I saw her last. She looks great!...peaceful and glowing! I can't wait until the day their baby is born!....just another month or so. WOW!

We left Brian and Grace's a little after 11pm. By the time we got on the freeway, the rain had miraculously stopped and we made it back in an hour. Aric must've been hauling ass because Brian and Grace live exactly 75 miles away.
Ashlyn slept on the whole ride home, but had a tougher time going back to sleep after we got home. Aric and I took turns trying to get her to go back to sleep...but she wouldn't stop crying. =(

*YAWN!* I'm pooped!...whatta long day! =)

Pictures from today:

Ashlyn watches as Brian and Aric play around on their PDAs


Furby and Ashlyn

Ashlyn and Daddy


Grace, Furby, and Brian

me and Aric

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