So we had been planning for over a year and a half to do a big fun family vacation to a beach house in California. I think we started planning this before we even moved to Utah. In the beginning of May we left for the trip after so much anticipation. I don't know who was more excited, the adults or kids. We all were in huge need of a get away. We took three cars, Ours, Jason and Jennie's van, and GRANDMA'S CONVERTABLE!! That caused some debate since the convertable couldn't hold much luggage. I thought bringing the convertable was sooo worth it. Grandma fought for it and won! That is something I love about Al, he knew TK was so excited about taking her grandkids for rides in it, that he didn't fight it. Here are some car pics:
When we finally got to the beach house we could not believe our eyes! It was an incredible place. Those with kids stayed on the beach level, the older people stayed on the upper levels. We each had our own bathrooms and plenty of space to relax, run around, make noise, or have privacy. It was ideal. Then there was the ocean view. Holy cow. It was amazing!!
Here is Charlie standingin front of the Beach level window. We were right on the beach!!
The beach had hardly any people on it where we were too. So fabulous!
Josh and the kids instantly fell in love with boogie boarding and body surfing. I was beaming! I didn't want to risk getting too jostled by the waves so I stuck to life guarding and sand crab hunting. I was glad Josh had Bubba to keep him company, though.
Beach belly at 26 weeks. Josh said that I popped out on this trip. I think I agree!!
It was sooo convenient too that the beach house had two hot tubs. One at the beach level, perfect for little ones to warm up in, and one on the roof for older kids to avoid getting splashed.
(I am not really all the way in the tub, just my legs)
The weather was cooler on our first few days. It was still so refreshing and relaxing. Charlie never noticed how hard he was shivering after he got wet!!
I thought it was so fun how we took turns being in charge of meals. Josh and I had a beach day lunch and the departing breakfast. We went low key and set out sandwich fixins and chips and then cereals on our last day. Mike and Ruth were in charge of dinner on Cinco de Mayo. they made us a Mexican Fiesta. Pinata and all!
More to come, stay tuned!