The Golden State

When you’re a military family, it’s something special to go home for a visit. Tim hails from Seattle, which means he loves mountains, hard rock and strong coffee (specifically Starbucks). I am fortunate to call California home, and my soul longs for the beaches and ocean waves of Orange County. During our married life, we’ve spent way more time in Anaheim and I wouldn’t have it any other way. If I could just get Tim’s family to join us down south, it would be practically perfect.


Read about my recent visit to check in on our second daughter Lauren at Azusa Pacific University here: A Leprechaun goes to college

Following are pics from Kristen’s visit in October 2013 

Rietkerk Family visit–Summer 2011