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We’re heading home now from a brief visit to Bakersfield, and I am sad to go. I know many of you might wonder why in the world would I be sad to leave Bakersfield. It’s not because I love cows and oil fields…that’s all fine and dandy, but for me it’s all about the people…Ev’s family, immediate, extended, and honorary make it a special place for me. Our visits seem to fly by now, even when there is no special occasion or reason for our visit we are busy from sun up till long after sun down. This time we had two reasons (not that we need one ). Ev’s birthday and the retirement of a close family friend. Ev’s mom being the awesome lady that she is surprised him with a very Sponge Bob themed party,complete with Sponge Bob pinata. He was pretty darn tickled. He was even able to save almost fully intacted…Sponge Bob had strings on his pants that you pull till his bottom opens. So yeah, all the kids were excitedly gathering candy (sponge bob candy) that fell from his butt ;) On all our visits we try to make it to Church either Wednesday or Sunday.This Sunday Randy (preacher/amazing speaker ) gave a great lesson about as a Christian we can’t just talk the talk, we also have to walk the walk. Not an easy thing to do,but the reward is worth it!Then we got to sit in on Ev’s dad’s class, today we talked about Daniel’s vision of the beasts. Very interesting class, esp because it was taught by my father-in-law. He has an amazing knowledge of history and the bible, which makes for a very well rounded and informative class. We usually go to lunch after church and today was no different. We hit up one of my favorite places in Bakersfield, Roadhouse Grill. Oh, I love that place. Peanuts in the shell that you can just toss on the floor. Their sweet potatoes are to die for and they have bison- score & score! Now we’re on the road and I’m composing this post on my phone with a wordpress application. Technology is pretty awesome! All & all another great trip and I leave looking forward to the next!