We left this morning for California for Uncle Bob's funeral. It's great to be heading out to California again, but unfortunately, not for this reason. It will be nice to see everyone again. It's sad that we don't get to see all of our cousins very often. I guess all of our lives have just taken us all in different directions over the years.
As we drove across the desert, the flowers were so beautiful. I couldn't stop taking pictures of them. Every time I thought I'd seen a huge chunk of flowers and taken its picture, I'd see another group of the same flowers and would take another picture! These ended up being some of my favorites.
We arrived in the early afternoon and found out that Auntie Tia and the girls had just gone to the salon for some haircuts, so Lisa, Katie, Amanda, and I headed down to the shop to surprise them. Sherry tried on this wild hat. It was a "red hat society" hat and was quite the flashy little hat on her.
Auntie's hair ended up very cute on her. I was not used to seeing her like this and she looked so much like Mamo in this picture. She looked relieved of her stress that she'd had over the last 10 years taking care of both Wendy and Uncle Bob. I wondered how she would do after all, her kids left. I'm sure it would be very, very hard.