We planned in a couple extra days to meet up with Trevor's brother and family who recently moved to Southern California. We drove about and hour and half south to Oceanside beach to play for the day. Ahhh the joy of SoCal beach living in October!
We grabbed yummy fish tacos at a local shop and headed down to have some fun with these cute cousins!
Sand, sand everywhere...you just embrace it!
We borrowed all of their sand toys and beach gear (thanks for hauling it all out for us Onjali!). The kids had a blast on the boogie board....too cold for me though!
Since we are at the beach we figured it was a perfect spot for a photo-op for the school reflections contest.
This shot that Carson snapped and edited made it to the district finals!
So fun seeing Todd...we haven't seen him for a few years actually! Just like old times!
And I always love hanging with Onjali. See her cute baby bump? (yah, no.). We can't wait for baby boy to arrive in March!
We stayed all the way until sunset and then headed down to their cute house for dinner. So glad we were able to connect with them! We miss them!
We had a half of a day before we needed to head to LAX for our flight, so we stopped at Manhattan Beach on our way for a Cafe Rio lunch and to walk around a bit. What a gorgeous beach...REALLY makes you want to live there. We even met up with some life long fiends the Goodwins who just happened to be at the beach that day too. Small world!
It's always tough going back home to the chaos that ensues from being gone for a week. But, family vacations don't happen by accident, sometimes you have to force the plans together. And you never regret it. One for the books! Such a fun week!