Thursday, April 16, 2009

Vacation Part 2

So Vegas was part 1 of our vacation,which was great. Now on to part 2. We left Monday morning after Easter for California with my sis Tina and her family. Being Bry's last week of his official tax season, I planned on going myself with the kids and he would met up with us a few days later. However Jenny, Taylor's girlfriend, came with me. The drive was great with no problems, I was grateful to have Jenny there to help out. She rocks! We arrived to our hotel which was right across from the main gate at Disneyland. We unloaded the car and then headed off to meet up with Kristen and her family. It was a fun night. We met up at Balboa Pier and walked down to the end and ate at Ruby's. Then of course the kids wanted to play in the ocean. It was a hoot watching them. They even thought it was fun when we had to strip them down to their skibbies to rinse them off. Oh the joys of being a kid! It was a great night. I enjoyed catching up with Kristen and watching my kids have a ball in the ocean!
The next morning we headed down to San Diego. On the way down we stopped off at the San Diego Temple. It is so beautiful. Excuse the outfits we were going to go right to the beach but the clouds must not have got the memo!

Since the weather was not really beach weather, we decided to go and walk down Old Town, which was even better because Jenny had never been. We love Old Town we ate there a few different times and love the cute little shops. Our hotel was literally right down the street. We ate, shopped and had a great time even when it started to sprinkle a little.
Addy and Dawson outside of Fred's. Just one of the yummy Mexican Restaurants in Old Town
We headed back to the hotel and climbed in the car and headed to down town San Diego. We shopped some more and went to a movie and dinner. The kids were now tuckered out. Athough Addy and I did find time to go to the hot tub for a minute.
The next day we went to the beach. It was a beautiful day,yet a little windy. The kids didn't seem to mind the wind at first, they just played in the sand and had a great time.

Mission Beach
The wind eventually took it's toll. We ate Mission beach and then headed back to the hotel to play in the pool and hot tub. The kids liked that just as much, although I would have preferred to be at the beach. That night we went to La Jolla beach and just walked around.

La Jolla
The rest of the family showed up that night. We got the awesome news that Eliza was going to be a big sister! YEAH!!!! We all went to bed early that night, we were all way excited to see Tay the next day! I think we all dreamed about..... The Few The Proud The Marines!


Nat Lud said...

Looks like a great trip. We sure missed you guys though! So funny that we hit almost all those same spots just a couple weeks earlier. Looks so fun!

Kelly said...

I love everything about San Diego!! I am a little jealous!

Natalie said...

Fun trip! I love San Diego!

LuDLoW LiFe said...

So jealous! Looks like you had a great time. I love the San Diego Temple, it is so beautiful...

Law Family said...

That looks like fun! We love the ocean, wish we could go more often! It was fun to see your family the other day, the kids are so big!!