San Diego – Del Mar

Sunset in Del Mar

Saturday we got rain, thunder & lighting and hail. It was enough to clear the air thank goodness! My sanity needed the break. Far too much smoke with the fires in California and Oregon. Watched Christopher Robin under the stars wrapped up in blankets and wearing sweatshirts. S’mores and a fire made it a very nice evening. God’s Grace comes in a twinkling star and a blue sky.

Soooo very cute!

Early morning sex to start the Sabbath 😂. Made some breakfast and finished packing. Church at home this week and a follow up interview with the Stake President from months ago during the pre-COVID days. Thought he had forgotten about us until the Executive Secretary called a couple weeks ago to schedule. Was not expecting that! Going to take a bit to get our minds to grasp the new callings.

Arrived Sunday evening at Keith’s parents for a late dinner. Caught them up on the news and they shared some good thoughts. Stayed the night in Provo with the kids at the Condo. Made some changes this week as Keith wants to be home Sunday. It is Keith’s Birthday Week so I’m just rolling with it. Excited for time in San Diego.

Monday morning on the road after the kids left for classes at BYU. Stayed the night in St. George to break up the drive. First time staying at the property there. Always thought it funny they call this area Snow Canyon. Rarely have seen snow here. Unsurprisingly it was 95 this afternoon and so we enjoyed time in the Pool until a flash lighting & thunder storm came through. It was so sudden it was crazy. Enjoyed a nice bubble bath in the tub and the kids watched a movie the theater.

Not particularly a fan of California but San Diego is cool. Staying in Del Mar and it is beautiful. Torrey Pines to the South, Coronado close by. Resort is stunning and the Del Mar Village will be fun. Yes things are not normal with COVID. The Spa was not offering full services, restaurants and shops were not as busy and they only had maybe a third of the guests. Found out today the BYU vs Troy game Saturday has decided no fans will attend. Another blow to the week. This girl was not happy as Saturday is Keith’s birthday and attending the game was a BIG deal. Spent the evening relaxing. Had a salad then some grilled fish tacos for dinner. It felt really good to sleep after the drive. Bed was amazing.

Up early Wednesday to try out the Fitness Center. Breakfast with our hosts followed by the Resort Tour. Kids had schoolwork but got some pool time with Keith in the afternoon. I enjoyed a couple hours in the Spa. Dinner with our hosts again but very informal. Nice to make connections and get to know each other. New York Strip was delicious. Surprised Keith with a night of fun behind closed doors after the boys were asleep. There was a lot of tongue, some pink lingerie he hadn’t seen in awhile and I was very, very wet. He slept well!

Keith was up before me Thursday morning. They had an early tee time at Torrey Pines Golf Course. I was told it’s home to the 2021 US Open and a pretty awesome course. Two courses from what Keith said. A North and a South. They played the North one. The less challenging one 😂.

Torrey Pines North Course 16

The boys and I booked tennis 🎾 lessons. They play a fair amount of racquetball and it was fun learning some new skills for Tennis. Very different games. Burgers and Rootbeer Floats for lunch then spent a couple hours on the Beach. Wrapped up at the Del Mar Village for some shopping. Souvenirs!

Del Mar Beach

Exit meeting over breakfast Friday and on the road soon after. Decided to drive all day back to Provo. Looooong drive. I had planned a surprise birthday party with Keith’s family in Utah on Saturday morning. Thankfully everyone was able to make Friday night. His mother called him as we were passing Payson and asked if we were in Provo yet, he says close. She then tells him that his father wasn’t feeling well and asked if he would mind coming by to give him a blessing. Now you have to understand his mother cannot lie. I was amazed she pulled it off. Truly! Everyone had parked around the corner so he was totally unsuspecting. Priceless to surprise him, never easy. Enjoyed some of his favorite chocolate cake with cold milk. Precious time seeing everyone.

Slept in Saturday morning. Dropped by to have breakfast with his parents before heading home to Idaho Falls. She made his favorite breakfast casseroles.

BYU vs Troy football game and a second surprise birthday party coming up tonight. Anna planned this one so I am excited to see what she put together. Told her I didn’t want to know when she was sharing ideas. Will be nice to be home for a few days. Wrap up end of month for dōTERRA then off to Hawaii on October 1st.

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