06 November 2014

California 2014 - We're Home!

We are home!!! The travel day back was rough, because we had late flights, and I wasn't thinking and booked one that had a layover. Not smart. And as if it wasn't annoying enough to have to switch planes, our second flight ended up getting delayed, so we didn't walk in our door until about 1:00am. My poor kiddos. I learned my lesson, though. From now on, I will always, always make sure to get direct flights when traveling with children.

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







 HALLOWEEN NIGHT

NEWPORT BEACH








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 ;-)

11 comments:

Leah D said...

Beautiful pictures as always!

Sarah Halstead said...

Love these photos. Your sisters house is gorgeous. SoCal sounds so good, but I love having fall.

Amanda @ MoveLoveEat.com said...

Looks like an amazing trip. I am jealous of the beautiful looking sunny weather!!

Jessica Carvalho said...

Wow! Beautiful photos!

Kiara Buechler said...

Their house and that beach look amazing.

April Lynn | Our Little Loves said...

holidays will be plenty distracting.

and OMG that pool. Love.

That's so cool that you guys were there for Halloween.

Deidre Miller said...

This already looks like an amazing trip! Cannot wait to see your other posts too.

Erica Bodker said...

Such a cutie!

Elle Vee said...

Looks like you had a great time :)

The pool looks amazing

Whitney Mills said...

Wow beautiful pictures!! Looks like you guys had a lot of fun. I would love to visit that area, I probably would never come back lol.

Lovelyladyjb said...

Looks like it was a lovely time! I'm sorry you had such a rough time getting back and thanks for the tip when it comes to traveling with our little one - we will make sure to be on a direct flight! :)