Isn't it wonderful when family comes to visit?

Aaron's parents came to stay with us last weekend and we loved having them here!  It was really fun to have our first house guests and forced us to get out and enjoy the area even more.

Mark and Susan got to town on Thursday night and after catching up, we headed over to the Cheesecake Factory for some dessert (Godiva Cheesecake is the best!). 

On Friday, Aaron went to work and I went for a quick substitute teaching interview (and will be starting to sub asap!).  Then Mark, Susan and I drove over to check out downtown Willow Glen, one of my favorite areas.  We ate Mexican food at a restaurant called Aqui and then browsed the shops.  The favorite stop of the afternoon was Powell's Sweet Shoppe, which is a candy lover's dream.  They were playing Willy Wonka and The Chocolate Factory in the store and had every kind of candy and chocolate, even the classics from our childhood. 
We then headed over to Caltrain and rode in to San Francisco (Aaron had to work in the city that day so we thought we would take advantage of him already being there).  It was an adventure navigating Caltrain and Muni (my first Muni experience) but we made it and checked out the Ferry Building and then ate a nice dinner at Boudin's at Fisherman's Wharf.  We were exhausted by the time we rolled in to San Jose again that night. 
On Saturday morning, Mark and Aaron set up the baby's crib!  This crib is incredibly special as it was the crib that Aaron and all his siblings slept in as babies.  Mark and Susan kept it in great shape and are kindly letting us use it for our babies.
After the crib set up, we went down to Santana Row, which is just 5 minutes from us (comparable to Salt Lake's City Creek).  We walked in to the Tesla store and drooled over the cars. McKells know their cars so it was extra fun to be in there with Mark and Susan and dream of driving one of the all-electric cars. 
We then drove up to Palo Alto to drive around Stanford and eat lunch at the Stanford Shopping Mall.  I love that area so much and hope to have more time in the future to walk around Stanford's campus. 
Mark and Susan left Saturday evening and I wish we could have had them stay even longer.  We packed a lot in though and really enjoyed the chance to catch up and spend some one on one time them.   

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