Busy Busy Bee Leads to …Stay-cation!

April was busy.  Busy busy.  From Easter, to birthday parties, to family in town,  to lots of work for both Daniel and I, it was a busy month.  Though I will say, Daniel and I both felt it was the kind of busy that neither of us could complain about; the kind of busy that makes you realize how blessed you are.  When you have a month jam packed with family and friends and births and celebrations, you realize just how much you have to be thankful for.  And we are.

But suffice to say, that busy-ness also leads to exhaustion. So when we saw the whirlwind of April approaching, we made a fast decision to do a vacation in May…and as soon as possible. So thanks to Grandma and Papa taking our sweet little Dayla for a few days (yes, we know we are blessed that they do this for us!  THANK YOU to Grandma and Papa!) we were able to unwind on a “stay-cation” in the most fabulous of ways!

We will have to catch up on blog posts from April very soon, but for now thought it would be fun to share our escapades from our vacation right here in San Diego. (Hey, when you live in an awesome city, why travel, right?)

We started off the vacation living up the life of not having a child in tow.  I got a (much needed and wanted) haircut and Daniel got to go to a meeting for work at the best steak house in town.  The next three days though was nothing but jammed packed with fun, good (no GREAT) eating, movies, and relaxation. It was an AWESOME vacation.

Since most of our adventures consisted of eating and movie going and sitting by the pool, not many pictures were taken. But on day 2 of our vacation, we had decided to be tourists in our own city, so as every good tourist does, we took pictures! I have been dying to go on the “Old Town Trolley Tour” of San Diego, really be a tourist in my own town, so that is what we did on Day 2.  It was great!  I wouldn’t recommend it for a 10 year resident (as we ruined a lot of the guides “San Diego trivia” since we knew most of it), but if you are new to town, or visiting, TOTALLY worth it.


We started in Old Town, enjoying a cup of coffee at a historic building that now hosts a very cute coffee house called “The Living Room”

Then we jumped on the “Old Town Trolley Tours” with nerdy orange circle stickers and all. I decided to go dorky and turn these pictures into “sepia” to get you in the mood.


We jumped off the trolley at Coronado and found a spot on the island we had never been before! What a beautiful view of our beloved city…



And of course we made time to stop at the famed, Il Fornaio restuarant where we enjoyed a VERY yummy lunch.  Sometimes you find the most scrumptious light for photography in the most random of places. I love these next portraits of us…


The view from our table….just another day in the San Diego harbor…GIANT military ships.

And because it is easy to snag a good picture of my handsome man…

And that was pretty much it. The next two days consisted of more yummy restaurants, two fun movies, margaritas by the pool, and more lounging around then any parent ever gets to do. Thanks again Grandma and Papa! I know our little girl loved being with you as much as we loved our stay-cation!

3 thoughts on “Busy Busy Bee Leads to …Stay-cation!”

  1. I love these pictures! I love all of your photo shoot pictures but I also really love your everyday pictures. I miss them…do more please!! G, your eyes and hair look beautiful in the picture of you sipping wine!

  2. your haircut is awesome!! i love the layers!

    sounds like the perfect time…rest and relaxing with the person you love!

  3. We had a blast with Dayla, so I guess it was definitely a WIN/WIN situation! Let’s do it again soon.

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