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Wednesday, June 5, 2013

California Called

I’ll be honest.  
There have been times it’s been hard for me to get away from home; times I wasn’t quite ready for a trip; for vacation.  “I just need to finish this” or “I haven’t had time to pack.”  There’s always a messy house to clean and undone errands, but let me tell you – this time around I was ready to go and get out of town. 

The kids have been great and finished the school year strong, but it’s been so busy.  The last few weeks, I feel my mothering has been a lot of “Put your shoes away” and “Finish your homework.”  I haven’t done much “Get over here and give me a hug” or “My, you’re a handsome fellow.” 

So, off we went to our favorite Newport, CA.  
This is my favorite vacation spot ever.  
I know just were the Trader Joes is and the best place to thrift.  Laguna Beach is down the street (this year we spotted a pair of pilot whales) and I love playing in the water with my babes.
The counselor brought the bogey board for the kids, I had to remind him.
I think the counselor would drive to California just for his favorite doughnuts from Seaside Café.  He likes the raspberry filled glazed best.
Eden looks more and more like a super model.  
Did you know she’s 75% for height and 25% for weight in her age bracket?  
Yeah, she’s my runway model in training. She loved the sand, hated the water.
We hit Knotts Berry Farm.  
I think Eden had more fun exiting the ferris wheel then riding it.
And she was horrified of Snoopy and the gang.
and she was a little freaked out when the boys were digging for sand crabs later at the beach.
These kids of mine are so much fun to hang out with (and I really like that tall guy next to me too).
I'm not sure I've ever had a more relaxing trip.  I'm at a fun stage of mothering; with a great teenager leading the pack for his younger brothers and a little girl who's getting more independent each day.
Now that were back home it feels like we never left.  So happy I have some beautiful pictures to remind me we were really there.

1 comment:

  1. Glad you had fun!! You guys deserved the much needed vacation!