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Home at Last

Did you realize I was gone?  I think I mentioned it in one of the posts…I did my best to keep you all entertained whilst I was away, did it work?  Man, I was so proud of myself for pre-planning all of those posts, even though some of them were re-hashes.  Our fam took an 11 day driving trip from Austin out to the Southern coast in California.  Besides logging 40 hours, adding 3000 miles to our new mini, and ditching our “no eating in the new car” policy, we were able to see a handful of “old” friends, lots and lots of family, the beautiful beach, 7 different hotels (with free wi-fi, breakfast, & pool), and more fast food chains than I can possibly handle (including In-N-Out thrice!).  I also took nigh until a million pictures, AND conducted 2 workshops:  one in Phoenix, AZ and one in Huntington Beach, CA.  Can we all say Zooo–E—Mama?  Ok, maybe I heard the Diary of a Wimpy Kid DVD one too many times (Does that “Loaded Diaper” song get stuck in anyone elses head?) I will leave you today with just a handful of pics I took on my new phone with the Instagram app (It helps take muddy point and shoot pics to a different level with quirky color changes).

Some car driving scenery:

Below:  hubby and I wondered to each other each time we passed this, why they didn’t just curve the road just around this rock mountain instead of cut straight through it?

The little one did decently well, as long as she had her blanky (Waa), her sippy cup (sup), and the Wheels on the Bus DVD (BUSS!!!).  Stickers, her big sister next to her, coloring pages, and other items filled in the gaps.

Our Disneyland first time adventure:

This huge EXXON sign was for sale at one of our gas station stops…I had to take a pic for my dad who works for the company;)

The beach:  Oh…how hubby loves the beach…and I do not so much.

love the texture below of the bubbles in the sand…

me and my baby after a long day…

P.S. We also got OUR family pictures taken, and I met 2 new bloggy friends and took THEIR family pictures.  I just can’t wait to share it all with you…I just need to dump all the images on my computer;)  Be excited.  Be very excited.

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  1. oh, i’m excited. VERY excited! :) glad you made it home safe and sound! it was so fun to see you!

  2. I am in love with Instagram, so much fun and easy! Looks like a fun vacation

  3. Ooh I AM excited! I am glad you are back safe and sane! Family trips are so fun I can’t wait to hear all about it…I am also hoping that there was a little somethin’ somethin’ waiting for you at home from your neglectful friend?

  4. Natalie says:

    Glad you made it home safely, I need a little California right now. I would like to enjoy the outdoors without being abused by it for just an hour or so! :) Love that app on the iphone.

  5. I just love these life captured photos! so glad ya’ll had fun!