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[Comments] (1) San Diego: On Saturday, John and I went to San Diego. We left early and went to the temple first. It was a big, beautiful temple, although John said the geometric lines reminded him of waiting in line for Space Mountain. (I told you we go to Disneyland too much.) There were a few people getting married, and a little girl in a fancy dress stomping about and pouting, while her mom tried to take a picture. ("We have to document it, Hannah!")

After the temple, we went to the outlets in Carlsbad. We went in all the shops and saw a few things we liked. We didn't buy much though. The parking lot was crazy!! Apparently, people don't do anything but shop down here. On the drive home, I got to talk to Leonard about various Christmas presents.

[Comments] (2) It's Different: I got a random phone call from Kristen Davis on Saturday. She and her mom and her little baby were in town for a funeral and she remembered that I lived down here, and I'd just emailed her my new phone number. So they came to visit.

Kristen's baby was very cute. She is just 5 weeks old, and her name is Lizzy. I asked Kristen if Lizzy made her miss her kids less and she said, "No, it's different." I told her I understood (although probably no one else ever will). It is different. And now I know that ache will always be there.

It's been almost four years; my kids are all older than my nieces and nephews. But I think they'll always be my babies in my mind.


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