Anyway, enough about that!
Overall, our trip to California was amazing!! We stayed at my sister-in-law's house in Ladera Ranch, which is about 20 or so minutes south of Irvine, and about 45 minutes from L.A. It was perfect! The kids got to spend a lot of time with their cousins, but we were close enough to the the beaches and theme parks to fill our days with lots of awesome activities.
I had a separate post for our day at Universal Studios, and will have a separate one for Disneyland as well, since there are just so many awesome photos I want to share. But here are some from throughout the week! :-)
HANGING OUT AROUND THE HOUSE
After spending some time in Southern California, I would be lying if I said it wasn't really tempting to move down there. SO much to do, life would never be dull. And just the fact that you can spend time outdoors year round is such a huge plus. My kids thrive the more they can be outside, so coming back to the grey & rain is kind of hard, honestly. Seattle, you're losing.
But I'm hoping I can just get into the Holiday spirit and snap out of it ;-)