Hi everyone! Last Sunday afternoon we returned from our annual vacation in San Diego with my mom, Aunt Corrine, Sister and her three kiddos. It was a good trip; I'm not a "beach" person. Heck, I'm just flat out not a water person... we don't agree. And sand? Don't get me started on sand... that stuff goes everywhere and sticks everywhere! But we have a great little cottage we stay in that's actually on a pier. In fact, it's called Crystal Pier. They're very small inside, but just perfect for what we need for a week. And the beach is about a two minute walk away. Absolutely perfect. The first night we were there, Matt and I were outside on our little patio/deck and felt the earthquake you may have heard about in the news. My mom, Aunt and sister were freaking out... they were on the second floor and felt the shake more than we did.
We had an amazing few days at the beach and also another two days at Sea World. I'm a total sucker for dolphins, seals, orcas, etc... so I'm just going to forewarn you now about the following gratuitous photos... (oh and the post title is a line from, "glee." Sorry, I couldn't help it...)
** I couldn't get all of the photos perfect on the blog with the html. You should be able to click on them and get the full sized version. If you REALLY like the photos, I can send you a link to my zenfolio/San Diego account and give you the password.**
We also ate at Joe's Crab Shack two nights while we were there. We had the MOST awesome waitress named Laura (I think!). Emma just fell in love with her! Laura would get the girls to come dance with her and showed them how to "roll" and do disco fingers. Imagine Emma and Laura's surprise when we sat another one of her tables the second night. Emma jumped out of her chair and ran over to give her a hug. Too cute! Also, Emma, like her mommy, loves ordering from menus. She would politely tell Laura what she wanted and as always, like her mommy, added, "and ketchup, too please." Laura actually brought Emma her own bottle of ketchup. Emma thought was the coolest thing in the world.
Also, if you've been to the Mission Bay area of San Diego you have probably seen or been to Belmont Park. The girls love it here because there's a dinky little arcade and plenty of rides that they can go on.
Well, that's about it, folks! Just wanted to update you all since I hadn't posted for a while. I'm going to try *really* hard to post tomorrow morning!
Have a great day!