Stacie’s parents live north of San Francisco, her brother’s family is in Tokyo, and her sister’s family is in Los Angeles. We meet every year for a family trip at Christmas - usually in the mountains in California or the beach in Hawaii, but once to Belize and once to Korea. Ariel’s family is in the midwest, with his parents in Chicago and his brother’s family in Milwaukee. We travel there to spend time with them.
We are good at keeping friends close, even when they live far away from Los Angeles. One of our friends is an adoptive parent, and twice each year we meet with their family for a vacation - sometimes in Seattle, sometimes Los Angeles, sometimes farther away. We love being part of their lives - one kid is in middle-school and one is in elementary.