Saturday, January 29, 2011

{Girls Weekend in San Diego}

My mom channels some serious awesome-ness on a regular basis.  But she came through extra big time this month!! She treated me, my three sisters and my sister-in-law to a girls weekend in San Diego last weekend.  Our first trip together...just girls!  We have talked about doing it for awhile and what better time to head for the sun??  It was an awesome retreat after the chaos of Christmas/New Years...and so nice to sneak away from the the kids too. I mean, I love them and all, but a few days away does a momma good!

We loved our adjoining hotel rooms, oohing and ahhing over the two newborns in tow, staying up late, getting up early, shopping, eating out, movies, the SUN...ah, heaven.

We took every advantage to sit in the sun...being in 70 degrees felt like a heat wave compared to Seattle.

Mill and I split the crab pot at Joe's Crab shack. Delish.
So nice to have the trolley right outside our hotel. 

A day visit to Old Town and the Mormon Battalion.
 The only shot of all us together since one of us was usually taking the pictures!

 Beck and I relaxing at the Mormon Battalion. 
Pedicures and manicures for my sister's 30th birthday! Happy Birthday fun we all got to celebrate with you!

A day at the pool.  70ish degree weather was plenty warm to lay in the favorite thing to do even with that growing belly!

A quick visit with my friend, Jen, from college days at fun to catch up with her!

Admiring our tropical surroundings and figuring out why people will pay the highest combined tax rates in the nation to live here!

Soaking in these two newborns.  So fun to be the auntie.  They are the sweetest!

It was a blast.  One of those trips where being back in reality hits so hard!  All the kudos to my Mom for making it happen.  We all can't ever seem to get enough 'Mom' time. Love you mom! And a shout out to my Dad too...after all he paid for it, and we didn't even get to see him...thanks Dad! Such a treat! And thanks to the hubster for taking a day off work and the weekend to be Mr. Mom (and being so happy to do it!) and my sweet friends for taking the kids on one day too.  I feel rejuvenated, yet ready to go again already. 


Erica 11:22 PM  

Yay! I'm so glad to see pictures!!! It looks like it was a great trip...and the SUN...SO JEALOUS!

Looks like it was a fantastic weekend; great post Shell!!

Becca, Bryce, Ty and Caden 1:04 PM  

Great post! Makes me miss it - it was such a fun trip!

SuburbiaMom 5:36 PM  

Fun! Can't believe I ever moved away....

Love the picture of all your beautiful pedicured feet :).

Onjali P. 10:25 PM  

That looked like a fun time!

Email Me

Blog Archive

Our {business}

Why I {Blog}

My little blog is a family journal. I include things on here I want to remember years and years from now. So when I post a zillion is because I want to have it for my posterity. So please forgive the often posted-picture overload.

Currently I am trying to focus on my photography skills...reading, reading, reading, and taking pictures when I can. Then edit, read, read, read some more. I finally feel like I have a basic understanding of exposure...hooray! I updated my blog template so I can display larger photos because...aren't pictures better than anything I have to say anyway?

More about me here.

Looking For Something?

Avoiding {Illiteracy}

  • Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis
  • The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
  • Persuasion by Jane Austen
  • Chocolat by Joanne Harris
  • The Squires Tale by Gerald Morris
  • David Copperfield by Charles Dickens
  • Watership Down by Richard Adams
  • Crossing to Safety by Wallace Stegner
  • The Color of Water by James McBride
  • I Am a Mother by Jane Clayson Johnson
  • Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
  • The Tempest by William Shakespeare
  • The Witch of Blackbird Pond & The Bronze Bow by Elizabeth George Speare
  • Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky
  • Twilight by Stephenie Meyer
  • Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
  • Freakonomics by Steven Levitt & Stephen Dubner
  • Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling
  • Undaunted Courage by Stephen E. Ambrose
  • Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes