Friday, September 19, 2014

Wedding, Family, Sun, Sand, SAN DIEGO 2014 {Part 2--the VAY CAY}

 What could have been an extreamly picture heavy blog post about the amazing week we had in California won't be (or at least a lot less photos!) I forgot my extra battery in my DSLR and so I was running low on batteries and decided to iPhone it for the majority of the vacation. Well, when we got home, my iPhone got deleted! Luckily I had posted a collage or more everyday on Instagram. Those pictures in all their poor quality glory are all I have left of the majority of our vacation. So thankful we have those! And in reality, less is more...right?!?!
Sunday was Father's day. We went to church and then headed to La Jolla Caves for a relaxing day digging in the sand.
Monday we went to Old Town San Diego and loved it! Especially the Mormon Battalion site. 

We then headed to Coronado island to hit the beach with my sisters and cousins!!
We spent the majority of the week with my sister Nicole and her family. It was really nice for the kids to have cousins around. Makes me wish we lived near cousins. I really had it good growing up just a couple hours away from cousins and feel really bad for my kids. At lease when we do get together with cousins, my brothers and sisters have produced some really awesome off-spring and we always have a good time!

Tuesday we headed to the USS Midway. I am sure that Josh would have loved to have spent all day there without the rest of us! We learned a lot--I got a little claustrophobic by the end though! I was not cut out for long term sea life. 

We decided to take the PCH 1 home and enjoyed driving along the beautiful little towns. 
That night we hit the beach near us and enjoyed watching the sun set. So much fun!

Wednesday was Legoland and boy did we have a ton of fun. I thought I had another collage, but can't seem to find it. 

The thing about Legoland though is that it isn't open very long. Find discounts if you can--it was the only thing that made it worth the cost. 
That night we headed to the beach again with my sister and her family
Thursday we woke up early and headed to Point Loma--here I brought my real camera and here comes the picture overload!
Point Loma was my homeschool dream come true. We went to the tide pools where we could actually see the sea creatures we had only studied in books. I only wished that we had brought our nature journals and could have made a day out of it. So neat!

She is so dang cute!

As much as I love the ocean, this was my happy place on the coast. It kinda made me homesick for my garden back home. 


So this bench made me laugh out loud! I thought that it must be SUPER expensive to live there. I was then informed that O.B. stands for Ocean Beach and she just happens to work in both places .
Friday I got to spend time with this dear friend of mine. Inga and I have been friends since my freshman year of college. We lived together off and on all of our single years. She watched my kids while we were at my brother's wedding and then we went swimming, and had dinner with her the following Friday. We were both pregnant and I loved chatting with her husband about gardening. I LOVE this woman!
Saturday we went to Mission Beach Harbor on our way home. It was so beautiful!
Such a great trip! Exactly what I needed before the third trimester of this pregnancy hit! Oh how I long for the days of that kind of endurance and comfortability (made up word!) (which wasn't much compared to normal!)

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