Over the weekend, we had the shortest trip back to our hometown. It’s always a bittersweet feeling when we go there. I miss it, I love it, but then I don’t. Maybe it’s my family and friends out there whom I miss the most. But I know I couldn’t ever move back or would have never stayed. Santa Maria will always be my home, but at heart.
It was so good to see a lot of my family. My cousins Junior and his Fam, Rowena and her kids, from Oxnard were all in Santa Maria, too. Such a nice mini fam reunion. We celebrated my Aunt’s birthday. Not to mention, my cousin Jr. made some of his hella bomb.com tri tip BBQ. Seeing all the little ones in family every few months make them seem like they are growing way too fast. It saddens me, realizing I don’t get to see them as they evolve.
Seeing my Grandma is one of the best parts about these trips. My Grandparents on my Dad’s side too. They are some of the precious people in my life. I wish we had more time to spend with them this time. Especially because it won’t be a while before I get to see them again.
The main reason for last weekend’s trip home was to attend my best friend’s son’s baptism. We are one of the chosen godparent couples, therefore, it was a must to be present. It was a beautiful ceremony, as it was a reception. Her decors were really cute. She had a custom candy bar buffet as well as a photo booth.
Our route to Santa Maria from Vegas, has been through the LA area lately. Taking the 166 Bakersfield route makes my kids queasy. The LA route is a little longer considering the added traffic and our many stops. LA is my second most favorite areas because I lived there for College. Passing through there is always nice because we stop to eat at the places I miss. This time, as always, we stopped and had dinner at Roscoes Chicken & Waffles on our way to SM. this was Isaiah’s request. Of course we had to have Lette Macarons and Pinkberry as well. He absolutely loves these places. On our way back to Vegas, we stopped and had dinner at Max of Manila. Which, I wish we had here in Vegas.
Although it was a short getaway, it was a success. Time to unpack our suitcases!