For all of my family members who are freezing in the state of Utah: I want you to know that it has been so beautiful here in California the last week! I am so glad that Mom and Dad are down here and not up in the freezing cold and icey roads. The Hicks are coming this week and we are very excited about that. We love seeing family members. Now that the time is getting closer to return home I am realizing how beautiful it is here. Isn't that the way that it always is? Grandma and Grandpa have been riding their bike more and Noah loves to pick flowers, from where I am not sure, and bring them home for Grandma and Mom.