Thursday, May 16, 2013

My Dreams Came True

This last weekend Clint, Ainsley and I packed up and left for California. 
It was a trip well deserved. 
We were celebrating Clint's graduation, my graduation, our anniversary, Mother's Day, and overall just still being alive after this past year or so. 
Spending all day with my two favorite people was a dream come true! 
We stayed with my sister and her family which was awesome since we miss the heck out of them since they moved a year and a half ago.
We ate lots of good food, played on the beach, played at the park, had a bonfire on the beach, and my sister and I even got to go shopping without any kids for the first time (that I can remember) in over five years! 

We only took some photos at the beach, so feast yer eyes!
(we also watched Brave)
 Clint and Josh suiting up for surfing....and an adorable little girl...and boy!
 Jenna and Josh making eyes at each other

 Max wanted to surf with the big boys!
 Poor little guy
 This picture makes me laugh. He's so cute!
 My hottie sister and Ainsley
 The waves weren't great but the boys did good!
 Me and Ainsley just chilled on the beach and mostly tried not to get sunburned! We were successful! I love my little beach baby. It was so fun to have her along on this trip.
 Just the coolest family ever. If you don't have red hair in your family I feel bad for you.
 Just the cutest baby ever mad chillin on the beach!
 My sister watched Ainsley for a few hours so Clint and I could walk along the beach together and browse some shops. I can't believe how lucky I am so have such a kick butt husband! He's also easy on the eyes, eh?
My cute family! I finally broke down and bought some pants that fit (as my Mother's Day gift to myself!) and as you can see by the big stain on them, motherhood has already taken their toll on them. But man, I wish I would have done this sooner. Even though I don't love how I look in them, it feels SO nice to have pants that fit! I finally feel like I have an outfit that I don't look frumpy in. It was a good investment!

We had such a great time. I'm a big believer that vacations and doing fun, quality things together is an investment into the family relationships. After such a hard year, it was so nice to get to spend time enjoying my family and doing fun things together. I'm so blessed to be a wife and mother to these two. I wouldn't have it any other way! 


katilda said...

I love your pants and your whole outfit and your hair and everything! Man the beach is the best.

Courtney B said...

What a perfect vacation! You two (three) MORE than deserved this! And it sounds like it was just PERFECT!
Ainsley's shirt in the beach pictures is way too cute!

Mikelle Jade said...

Wow! Living the dream! and hey, I'm glad you spoiled yourself with new pants. it's amazing what the body changes and hormones do to us emotionally! We NEED new clothes sometimes! and I think you look great in them personally! and Happy belated Mother's Day!

karajean said...

I'm so happy to hear you had a great time. You totally deserve it. I also hope that things get a little less crazy now that Clint is done with school (for now?).