Northern California Trip

I realize that I did not follow through with my promise of posting one post a day till the end of June. My apologies. My excuse is that we went on a road trip to Northern California to have quality family time. The trip was a blast, filled with lots of loved ones, memories and adventures. And we got to put our “new” 2001 Toyota Camry to the test! I hope this GIANT post will make it up to you. (A BIG thanks to all who made our awesome trip possible by hosting us along the way!)

Our New Family Car (don’t worry orange Volvo fans; it replaced my two door Acura Integra “Mr. Green”. Sad face.) that took us on the road trip!

First stop, Aunt Amy and Uncle Al

The most awesome highchair ever.

The view from their home in San Miguel

Next stop Aunt Debi and Uncle Stu

Then we spent some time with my sister Suzanne and her awesome husband and family. Look at my sis rockin’ the two baby thing like a pro!

This is the super cute (cousin) Gianna. This is my favorite pic of the whole trip!

At first Gianna wasn’t sure about Dayla but it didn’t take too long for her to fall for Dayla’s winning smile. They we so cute, following each other everywhere.

This is Gianna’s new baby brother Dominic. He’s 3 months old.

With Gianna’s help Dayla realized for the first time that the baby in the mirror was HER! And we got it on film. It was an awesome moment of crazy excitement.

We got to see even more cousins! Madeleine was so cute; she was SO excited to “feed the baby”.

…and Matthew wanted to play with “the baby from the computer”. Apparently Dayla’s blog has made her famous in some circles!

Last stop was my parents. I totally neglected to get a picture of them, but I will share a few others of my favorites with you. This is a pic of the beautiful house that I was blessed to grow up in. I am at a point now in my life, with a new family and thinking of houses for “one day”, that I feel I can really appreciate it. It really was an amazing house!

This hill is right behind my house. Although I have NO intention of leaving the perfect setting of San Diego, I sure do miss the golden hills and oak trees of Northern California.

and for those of you who can’t get enough pics you can find more pictures of our awesome road trip here:

7 thoughts on “Northern California Trip”

  1. Are those clouds and rainbow STILL painted on that wall? I think that was painted around the time you were born.

  2. Ahh- those were beautiful pics! I am so blessed to have such a beautiful family- and such a talented sister and brother in law to capture amazing moments. Does make me really homesick seeing the pics- but excited to show them off out here!

  3. Dayla is one “go with the flow” baby. All those adults & cousins that she let hold her. What a champ!

  4. While searching on the internet at work, this page popped up. This is the first time I have heard of another Dayla with this spelling, thought it was very cool. Very cute little girl. Tell Dayla that Dayla from FT. LEONARD WOOD, MO says HI!

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