Hi from California! As soon as Cam picked us up from the airport we have been house hunting and exploring beautiful Monterey. The mountains and ocean are good for our souls, John Shea is getting stopped everywhere we go by people of all ages saying hi to him and Cam says my native Californian roots are coming out as I’m loving the farmer’s markets, bougainvillea, lemon trees and lavender all over, stopping by the beach multiple times during the day, Trader Joe’s and Spanish architecture and colors. We’re happy to finally be here together (though we’re not here for very long) and most especially, to be getting ready for Croatia! First we need to find a place to live, and then, intensive language classes to become fluent in Serbo-Croat (we hope!).
Sunday was a really good day celebrating our favorite guy’s first Father’s Day. We ate delicious crepes and lattes for a very early breakfast in downtown Monterey, walked the harbor, beach and rec trail, tried out a church, hiked at the top of Jack’s Peak, went to a farmer’s market, devoured some See’s (the best chocolate in all the land!), and spent the rest of the day on a hike in Big Sur, driving the 1, and eating at the cliffside restaurant, Nepenthe’s. Haha… can you tell I planned the day?
Thank you for loving me unconditionally, even when I wake you up multiple times a night, pee all over your clothes and grab tufts of your chest hair, for being silly, rough housing with me, making me laugh, changing my poopy diapers and making Mommy SO happy. You’re my best pal and my hero. Happy Father’s Day.
Love, John Shea