Friday, April 30, 2010

Post Ragnar...Much Needed R & R !!

After Ragnar was over and everyone else came home, Brandon and I got to stay in California for an extra 4 days. Thanks to our AWESOME friends Richard and Cherilyn who were willing to stay with our kids for an entire week and to my awesome brother, Jake, for letting us use his time share in Oceanside, we got some much needed one on one time and lots of R & R!! I always LOVE spending time with just my hubby and am so grateful that I am married to such an amazing man who always puts my needs above his. It was SOOOOO nice to have NO plans and to just do whatever we felt like doing. It was an extra treat too since it was over my birthday weekend!! Here are some of the highlights...

#2. SLEPT ALL NIGHT...with NO kids crawling in bed with us!!
#3. Watched 3 movies at the local theatre!
#4. Ate a LOT of GOOD FOOD!
#5. FINALLY did a session at the San Diego Temple...I can check that off my bucket list!!
#6. Toured the USS Midway...if you are ever in San Diego this is a must!
#7. Hung out on the beach!
#8. Visited Coronado Island
#9. Just hung out on the couch of the condo and did nothing!
#10. Spent 4 incredible days with my best friend!!!

On the Beach just down from the Condo

My hubby is like a little boy...always exploring!

Just chillen while my hubby explored the rocks!

A starfish that my hubby found in the rocks

Us outside the San Diego Temple...The last thing my mom said to me was 'don't forget your recommend!' And what did I go off and forget...yep...My recommend! After some phone calls and research they decided to let me in anyway:)

Brandon on the USS Midway

Brandon was being naughty so I put him in the Brig!

My Hot Honey by some airplanes

Out on the flight deck of the USS Midway

Outside the USS Midway

Coronado Island...I LOVE this place!!

Our last breakfast in Oceanside was out on the Oceanside Pier!!

BIG THANKS again to Richard and Cherilyn for babysitting our hellions...we couldn't ask for better friends!! To Jami for watching our #1 Hellion...I couldn't ask for a better sister!! To Carly for keeping Miles at night...I have been blessed with AMAZING nieces who are always so willing to bail out their Aunt Tiff! And to Jake for letting us use your time are definitely my favorite brother named Jake!!!


Dawna Greer said...

If anyone deserves a little R&R, you two do! You're amazing with your sweet family but a little break now and again helps to appreciate them more. Looks like you had a much needed memory making vacation in California.

troy and melani said...

Looks like you guys had a great get away! I truly believe its so important for parents to get away from everything to keep the marriage healthy!! I LOVE San Diego!! So jealous! Troy and I went there for our honeymoon a LOT of years ago!!

Deni said...

You my friend are a beautiful woman!! I am so glad you were able to get away.

Shawna said...

Looks like you had a great time! Glad somebody got to enjoy the beach in CA - we didn't have time!

KaNdRa and JaReD said...

What a great time! I love thoe kind of vacations where there are no plans. That is true R&R. Dang...back to the grind:(