We got in late and then forgot some baggage on the airport bus that took us to our van when we got to San Fransisco, so it took us quite a while to get from the airport to where my mom lives in San Jose. We crashed almost as soon as we got there. The next morning, we woke to the sounds of my mom's city chickens and a very loud Mocking Bird outside our window. I went out first thing to get pictures of the flowers in my moms beautiful English garden.
We hadn't seen my mom for 5 years, but the kids and I communicate with her quite a bit so they kind of knew their way around and were very comfortable with her dog Ali.
While we were there, we celebrated my mom's 65th birthday and I made her a gift to go with her beautiful gardens:
It was a wonderful visit!