A few weeks ago, Tony and I had the chance to drive an hour and a half south to spend the weekend with his parents in Carlsbad, California. Although they live in Michigan, they were visiting good family friends in Carlsbad and we were able to hang out with all of them… and also, get away from this concrete jungle otherwise known as Pasadena.
I forgot how therapeutic it is to be able to see the stars… roll down your windows without inhaling smog…and hear birds instead of trucks outside your window. Also, it was incredibly fun to hang out with Tony’s family and family friends in such a peaceful environment. We were spoiled with amazing food and great company!
It was an absolute gorgeous day on Sunday as we walked along the beach…
Our amazing host Carol (left) with our awesome family:
In trying to break out of the honeymoon habit, aka, only have individual pictures of each of us on a trip – I handed the camera to my father-in-law to snap a quick picture or two.
I laugh at this picture because this is what we did when we were told to kiss… (and its NOT that we don’t LOVE kissing…cause we do!) Hey us, Zoolander called…. he wants his 2001 look back!!
I am so incredibly blessed to be in love and married to the most amazing man I know… I quick grabbed this shot and to me, it just captures the ‘depth’ to my husband.
Okay, if you know me – you will laugh… if you don’t, you will scratch your head… because you see, I grew up in a family who ONLY had Boston Terrier dogs… in fact, it is somewhat of a legacy… my Dad had two growing up… my Grandpa had Boston Terriers throughout his life…and my Great Grandpa Conner actually showed his Boston Terriers in a traveling circus… isn’t that fun? Now, Boston Terriers are in the homes of my cousins, my brother and sister-in-law, my aunt and uncle, my parents, and maybe… someday us since I have now had 7 years to work on Tony’s attitude towards Boston Terriers. All that to say, you maybe understand why I started laughing and had to grab a picture when we were walking in downtown Carlsbad and I saw this generator.
All peaceful, relaxing weekends must come to a close… and as we made the trip back to LA, I was amazed at how all the rain had brought out the rich colors of the landscape. I know that technically this isn’t the best picture… but I love how it shows movement… and captures the mood of saying goodbye to family and a wonderful weekend away from school and work life.