Friday, August 31, 2012

Trip to California!!!

My mom and I decided to head out to California a couple days before my best friends wedding so that we could have a little vacation for just the two of us. We never get away just the two of us anymore so it was really special. We spent time wondering through the shops up and down main street at Seal Beach. We ate all our favorite foods from all over. We sat by the ocean and read our books and talked. It's been a long time since I had laughed as hysterically as I did this past weekend. My mom and I were barely breathing half the time cause we were laughing so hard we couldn't speak. It was fantastic!!! :-) We got to see old friends. We got to travel to our favorite places. We got to see family we haven't seen in awhile. We just had a fantastic time!

Dinner with California friends! - Such a great time!! We miss you ladies!

This is my families favorite beach shop on main street. My mom and I each bought the kids some gifts from here to take back home with us. They were very excited and loved all their little beach treasures! :-)

Me sitting by the seal of Seal Beach. Had to get this shot for my son, cause the last time we took this picture, it was my son that was sitting where I am now. He got a kick out of it.

Mom enjoying the ocean breeze.
Me standing next to the ocean with giddy happiness! I felt like screaming "I'm home!!!!"

This is Fred. :-)
My beautiful mother enjoying a milkshake at Ruby's diner at the end of the seal beach pier.
Mom soaking up the sun and listening to the waves. I've named this picture "Peace".
Me enjoying some peaceful time reading a book and watching the ocean waves crash down in front of me. Couldn't have been a more perfect day!
Went to visit my grandma's grave. We cleaned it, put on some of her favorite flowers, and I took her some sea shells since the ocean was also her favorite place. I felt her spirit there strongly. I shared some words with her and felt her spirit. I cried for a little while cause I miss her so much still. I am so blessed to have had such an incredibly grandma.
My grandma Pratt (dad's side) and my mom. They were always best friends. Not much has changed.

Three beautiful ladies :-) Love you Grandma!!!
I arrived home to a beautiful poster that my kids had put together themselves with daddy's help. We were all so happy to see each other. The kids enjoyed on of the many gifts I gave them in their suckers and my husband looks awfully good in the beanie hat I got him "just another sexy bald guy." :-)


Marilee said...

Looks like a wonderful trip! I'm so glad you two got some time away together. You are special girls. It's always good to see old friends, and also good to get home. Thanks for sharing these great pictures!