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 Reese...so fun we all got to celebrate with you!



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


A quick visit with my friend, Jen, from college days at BYU....so 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. 

4 comments:

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!

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