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Gramma and Bopa Visit San Diego

For the last two weeks, we have had some very special guests staying at our house giving us all kinds of love and affection.  Eva's Grandma and Grandpa Nevins!  As soon as they arrived, we were busy as ever, enjoying all that San Diego had to offer. 

We started the visit off by going to Seaworld.  We enjoyed an entire day of rides, sea life, shows, and quality time with the family.  My favorite part?  Waiting over an hour to get just 5 seconds of water-gun time to spray the heck out of everyone as they rode by in the Shipwreck Rapids.  I couldn't have done it without my sidekicks, Merrick, Eva, and Grandma...

(Pic was taken right before they got soaked by yours truly.  Notice the hands up in the air, appearing so happy to be dry?  I wish I had the after pic, haha)

The first weekend that Mom and Dad were here, they spent lots of time trying to break Eva of her shyness and show her how much they loved her.  It didn't take much time at all and she was constantly asking "Where's Bopa?  Gramma?" any time they left the room.  So, the name Bopa stuck and that was what we called Dad for the remainder of the visit. 

Bopa shared his breakfast with Eva...

Gramma shared some lounge time before breakfast...

The first weekend they were here was Bopa's 70th birthday...what a special birthday to be able to share with us!  We went out to eat at Brigantine, where Heather got to wait on us and assist in singing Happy Birthday...

Then we followed up the next day with a day of BBQing at the house, and of course, more cake and candles!!

Last week, we visited the San Diego Zoo Safari Park...

Dana took Mom, Dad, and Heather on a Gaslamp District Segway Tour...

Then, on Friday, it was time to celebrate Dana's 35th birthday!  We started the morning by showering daddy with fun gifts to open from the family...

And in one of those gift boxes were new board shorts and tank to wear to spend the day at Knott's Soak City!  We rented a cabana and invited everyone to come out and celebrate.  It turned out to be the perfect day and the best birthday Dana has had in a long time.  The thrill of the water slides, surrounded by family, and a few tastey beers is all it took to make my man the happiest birthday boy ever! 

Here's the group at our cabana at the end of the day...

After all the birthday celebrations were done, we were left with just 2 shorts days before Gramma and Bopa would have to depart back to Michigan.  Before they left, we insisted on taking them to our favorite BBQ, Phil's BBQ....

And while it was a short amount time, it was long enough for Eva to embrace her loving grandparents and soak up as much of their love as she could possibly fit into one trip.  With a tear in my eye thinking about all the memories that were created in the last two weeks, I will end with my absolute favorite picture.  This just says it all...

Missing you already, Gramma and Bopa.

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