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Our San Diego Adventure

22 Sep

I’m ready to head back to San Diego right now!  I can not wait to go back.  It is such a beautiful city.  It is full of hills and mountains.  It’s just amazing!  The beach……WOW!  BEAUTIFUL!  Soft sand, clear blue water, the perfect amount of clouds to block the sun.  AMAZING!  The drive wasn’t so bad either.  I would do it again in a heartbeat!  The San Diego Zoo was INCREDIBLE!  Now I understand why it’s so highly rated and famous.  It is beautifully laid out.  There are many levels and hills to walk up.  Many of the exhibits have multiple animals instead of just the “monkeys”.  Like, the chimpanzees share an area with ducks and otters.  Alice had a wonderful time at the zoo.  She was so happy.  She was so happy the whole stay in San Diego.  I can’t wait to take her again.  This time we will have to visit Sea World!  She just loved the beach.  She keeps seeing her beach pictures cycle on the screen saver and she excitedly starts singing “beach beach beach”.  Speaking of pictures, these here are a few of my favorites. 

David and Alice looking out over the Pacific Ocean for the very first time.
My sweet Alie and my sweet hubby David!
It was surprisingly cold. She looks a little cold here.
My brother Jaddy, his wife Julie and their son, my sweet little nephew Jayden.
Jaddy and Jayden
I love this picture of Julie and Jayden. My brother took this one.
She loves her nephew!!
My cutie pahtootie nephew Jayden!!
All of us at the famous San Diego Zoo!!
Thumbs up Chimp!!
Alie and Jayden hangout with the chimps!
I found a Longhorn fossil in Cali!
Alie loved the elephants. I think when I was little they we’re my favorite too!
She’s like “Whoa, I can touch it!!”
She had too much fun at the petting zoo!
She kissed this goat. KISSED!!! I know! I was so horrified I didn’t get a pic of it!! lol
Petting an owl
My family walking the boardwalk at Mission Beach
My sweet Alie Marie playing in the sand at Mission Beach
My favorite pic of the trip!
BEAUTIFUL Mission Beach San Diego California
Mission Beach
Alie and I with our toesies in the water!
We have matching polish! How cute are we?
Alie Marie
My sweety girl
David and Alice

It was so wonderful watching my family on the beach!
Jayden getting his toesies in the water. He didn’t like it too much. It was COLD!!
You can see Alie’s happy face as my brother throws her up into the air!
Jaddy, Julie and Jayden
Daddy and Alice playing!
She loved the soft sand!
My precious Alie!

Playing in the sand. 

Mission Beach

Look at that BEAUTIFUL sunset!

David caught this one of Alie dancing in her car seat on the ride back home. 

Yup…we’re back home! Sheesh!

I hope you enjoyed them. I have a recipe ready to go for tomorrow, so make sure you stop by! 


We’re Back!!

20 Sep

I just wanted to give a quick hello and tell y’all that we are back.  We had a WONDERFUL and AMAZING time.  I have a gazillion pics to go through, along with a TON of things to get done around the house.  Thanks for all the well wishes while we were away.  My sweet baby blanket art was also featured while we were away….TWICE!! 🙂  I was featured at Crystal’s Craft Spot and Sew Can Do!  Thanks so much for the features!  I am going to leave y’all with my favorite pic of the trip.  Remember I still have a ton of them to go through, so don’t fear more are on their way. 
This is Alie on Mission Beach in San Diego. 

Out of Office Reply

15 Sep

I wanted to explain an upcoming hiatus.  My husband, daughter, brother, sister in law, sweet little nephew and myself are going to San Diego for a much needed vacation.  This will be our, as in myself, David, Alice, and sweet little Jayden’s first time visiting California and the Pacific Ocean. 

I can’t tell y’all how excited we are.  My hubs and I are beach bums.  100% total beach bums.  In the 12 years we have been together I would say we’ve spent more than 1/2 of it at the beach.  We LOVE the beach.  We would drive out to the coast for Birthdays, Anniversary’s, Daddy’s Day, Mommy’s Day, Holidays, TGIF Day, Secretary Day, Love Your Mailman Day, International Day for the Preservation of The Ozone Layer, Elephant Appreciation Day!!  We would drive out just because we had nothing better to do! 
Galveston Texas

Galveston Sunset. These buildings were destroyed during Hurricane Ike.

Galveston Texas

Corpus Christi Texas
Gulf of Mexico
Kemah Texas

Kemah Boardwalk
My Super Handsome Hubby in Galveston!

Me in Galveston

So, this little vacation we are going on is monumental.  It will be Alie’s first time at the beach!  We took her while she was still in the womb.  My picture on the side bar called The Hubby and I, I was 8 months pregnant, that is when we took her!  This will also be our first time seeing the Pacific but also the ocean in general.  We’ve always only seen the Gulf.  I am so excited!!  I will take tons of picture for y’all too. 

If you stop by to check out the Terrifically Tasteful Thursday  recipe go check out….

 It’s a wonderful blog full of awesome recipes, sweet kitchens 
and great giveaways!!!  I’ll see everyone next Monday!! 🙂