My goals for the vacation (b/c even on vacation I have to have goals...) were to play hard, eat good food, and sleep.
|What a beautiful place!|
- Went kayaking with sea lions
- Snorkeled in the c-c-c-cold Pacific water
- Hiked in Torrey Pines State Reserve
- Went to Old Town San Diego
- Visited Balboa Park
- Walked on the beach
- Played tennis
- Took a nap in a hammock (!!!!!!!!)
- Experienced Peter Lik's photography gallery
- Ate reallllllllly good food (fish tacos, homemade biscuits, shredded pork burritos, french toast, churros, etc etc etc).
|I absolutely LOVE the beach|
|La Jolla Pier|
Russ and Katie were such good hosts. They even went above and beyond by renting a wheelchair for Katie b/c her 9-month belly was getting in the way of all of the fun activities we had planned.
Their kids are such dolls and being around them made me really miss MY cute kids. So when it was time for our early-morning flight back to Houston the next day, I was totally ready to jump back into life as Mommy to my three littles.
It was the perfect vacation. Long enough to remember that Rob and I have a lot of fun together, long enough to spend some much-needed, long-overdue sister time with Katie, and long enough to realize how much I love my normal, hum-drum life in exotic Houston. Thanks to Katie & Russ, Mark & Aup, and especially Mom & Dad for the trip!
|My sweet sister|
As a side project, the boys spent their free time playing (and beating) Super Mario Brothers on Russ' old-school Nintendo.
And Katie and I (mostly Katie) worked on a little snuggle-blanket for her baby. It turned out SO cute and I can't wait to snuggle that baby WITH that blanket!
|Katie outlined the elephant in grey and it is even cuter now!|
On our last day in San Diego we rented a car and drove to visit Mark & Aupreille in Temecula. We went to church with them, played with the kids in their beautiful backyard (seriously, this area is SO GORGEOUS), went on an evening walk, and of course played a game or two before heading home.
|Eww. Gross. ;)|
|Heaven on Earth.|