Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Loving California

We had already planned to go to California for Spring Break, so we just extented our trip a little bit for Brandon's grandmothers funeral. The funeral was beautiful and Brandon did an amazing job with the eulogy (he did part of it from Rylie's perspective...I think everyone loved it). The rest of the week was spent enjoying the amazing California weather (seriously...it is trips like this when I realize why a billion people live in Southern California!) and of course, Disneyland! (One note...my camera broke during this trip. Thank goodness for the iphone and its amazing camera!)

We headed to Laguna Beach one afternoon and ate lunch at this great restaurant on the coast (I think it was called Las Brisas). We love walking around the grounds of the Montage Hotel and the weather was so perfect that we actually went down to the beach to see how Rylie would like the sand. She loved it! She is definitely a daddy's girl through and through!







The Montage Hotel area is where we took our maternity pictures, so I had to get one of Rylie with the same purple flowers that we took our photos with almost exactly one year ago. :) You can see the purple flower pic here.



Rylie loves to give kisses right now. Here she is sneaking one in for her Daddy :).



Sleepy girl!



The weather was so great and since Rylie loved Laguna Beach so much, we decided to actually go to the beach later in the week. We headed to Newport for some fun in the sun! :)



I think that Daddy had just as much fun as Rylie did!





Rylie was so funny with the water (which, even with great weather, is still amazingly cold!). She would take off walking with Brandon right for the waves and then as soon as the water hit her feet she would lift them up like she was sitting--she did this probably 50 times!



video

We went to Disneyland a couple of times, but it was spring break, so it was pretty crowded. We didn't really spend a ton of time there this time (the beauty of having a pass!). We also went wine tasting in Temecula...it was so much fun, but no camera=no great pics! It really was the perfect vacation week!

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