Some of you may know that my lovely hubby and I recently celebrated our 15th wedding anniversary. I also had my 36th birthday the same day. I really should have rethought that one. To celebrate we traveled to southern California to visit some good friends of ours who also watched our kids for us so we could have a couple days to ourselves. I really was a great trip and I was sad to leave. Here are some of the highlights.
We broke in our new (used) van. It was so nice to have room for a long trip. The kids all traveled really well especially sammy who was perfectly content to watch movies and suck on his sucker.
Just look at all that room! They could barely reach to hold hands which means less fighting!
One of the days we had without kids Ben took me to the Getty Center. This is a view of LA from the top of one of the Centers buildings. On a fun note it was super windy that day and there were soooo many girls with very short flouncy skirts on. I saw more panties that day than I have in my whole life. My hubby however missed out because he found a quiet corner and snoozed most of the time we were there.
Saw this on on our way to dinner one evening. Umm creepy much?
We walked the Promenade (outdoor shopping center) in Santa Monica our first night away from kids. It was so relaxing and there were tons of street musicians. So fun. Here is a lovely view of the beach just to the north of the pier.
We ate tons of very yummy food.
After our alone time we headed back to Hemet and hung out with our friends and their kids. We drove up to Oak Glen together for some berry picking.
Of course you cant have a trip to California without hittin the beach. I hate the beach. Sharks live nearby. My kids however love it and have absolutely no fear. They caught sand crabs by the dozen and some waves as well.
It was good to get away for a while and relax. Now back to our regularly scheduled programming.