Sunday, August 8, 2010

San Fran with the Fam

We love free vacations.  We really do!  Thanks to my parents, we were able to take a mini getaway to Northern California for the weekend.  It wasn't exactly the typical vacation, but we loved it anyway.  First, we trecked the 7 hours up the I-5 where all there is to view is open land of rolling hills {proof that there is still land, but please California, don't develop it with your cookie-cutter housing tracks}.  I have to brag a little here.  I'm pretty sure the hubs and I are official pros of road trips with an infant by now considering our first was 1500 miles with a 3 week old and this last 420 miles with a 7 1/2 month old.  Both successful. 

Our trip was too much fun.  So many things to see, people to hug, laughter to capture, and WAY TOO MANY PICTURES.  So instead of gushing out the details of our little trip, here are just a few of my favorite moments...

{We met up with friends we met through my sister when she was at YWAM and I took a little photoshoot since the family was together for a family reunion- here's all the cousins together}

{Because everyone needs a picture at Fisherman's Warf with Alcatraz in the background}
{Below are pictures of our visit to Lafayette's Resevoire- Absolutely Beautiful}

There are two people who's love drives me crazy, but also has given me hope.  These two were high school sweethearts who never gave up on each other.  They are constantly sweet talking each other, and even though at times I roll my eyes when I catch them making out, their love story inspires me.  No time or distance can keep these two apart and no matter where they are, they can't seem to keep their hands off each other.  These two are my parents.

And this is what makes my world go round.  I get up in the middle of the night for cuddles because my heart cannot get enough of these two faces. 

I had so much fun having the hubs and babe for four days away from work and home and enjoying each other's company.  I just LOVE my little family.  

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  1. Is it creepy that I patiently waited on FB for you to post an update on your blog? Haha! I so wish that I could have taken time off work so we could have went with you guys but I'm glad everyone had a good time. Mom and dads photoshoot= SUPER CUTE, and I'm pretty sure you, Jon and Joss need to take family photos more often and submit them to magazines ;)

  2. So many great shots - I'm a little jealous that you even had to wear a jacket. Looks like a wonderful time.

  3. Beautiful pictures!!! And who doesn't love a free vacation? Especially when you're with your family!

  4. Oh my goodness! Love your pictures! Love your blog! :-) Your processing is fantastic too!

    Thank you for your sweet comment on my blog. That scavenger hunt was so much fun. Have a great week! ;-)

  5. Such fabulous pictures !!! Looks like such a fantastic vacation :)

  6. You have such an adorable family!! Looks like a great trip! San Francisco is definitely on my list of places in the US that I want to visit one day!!