quick trip

we went down south this past weekend. it was very last minute, to say the least. we had planned on going down on wednesday, but as of tuesday night sean canceled it because of work stuff. i sent out emails to our friends and family we were hoping to see, to let them know our plans had changed and we wouldn’t be coming down after all. well…. on wednesday sean had some opportunities come up for work down south so at 7:30pm, after the kids were all in bed, he says, “let’s go!”. normally i’d be a little peeved of the last minute-ness of this, but i really wanted to see everyone, so i jumped on it. we were all packed and in the car by 9pm! we hadn’t even called our friends, the damato’s, that we stay with down there to let them know we were coming (i know – we’re such terrible friends! i was mortified to be doing this to them!).
they were very sweet and had our room ready when we got there. the next morning we decided to a quick trip with kim (our hostess!) and her son tyler to disneyland. we call him tyler boy – he was born one month after gracie, so they are very good friends. and sean has known kim and her family i think since birth. they are just like family – we love them so much!

it was a very quick trip that consisted of a few rides, lots of snacks, big sneezes causing snot all over the girls’ shirts (can you see it in the pic? nice!), lily kicking off her flip flops before we even got into the park (as in: “ma’am, she’ll have to put her shoes on before she can go on any rides”. “WHAT?!? she doesn’t have her shoes on?!?”), buying obnoxious-but-still-kinda-cute minnie mouse flip flops, and rushing home.

uncle vito, aunt turkey, and baby isaiah made a cameo appearance at disneyland. they were so sweet to drive all that way from san diego to visit with us for such a short amount of time! thanks guys! and this was isaiah’s first d-land trip!

we got to spend some sweet time with family. sean and i even got to go out with the “adults” while his nieces watched our kids – thanks amber and ash!

silas and isaiah got re-acquainted. silas was amazed at how isaiah’s cheeks have filled out!

since sean was working almost the whole time we were down there, i was without a car most of the time. there was a fun park down the street from the damato’s house. can’t you just hear gracie shouting, “WOOHOO!”? so could all the neighbors!

tyler is very advanced in all things athletic, so he was showing gracie how to skateboard on a ramp. he was very sweet and protective with her (he is in the running with a couple other select young men to be chosen as her future husband!).

you can just barely see how excited she was!
then they just sat and hung out on the skate board and giggled and played. such good times!

so it was a crazy trip, frustrating and fun, and we’ll be doing it all again soon. soon, as in this friday! we’re headed back down for more work for sean for the better part of next week! we’re hoping to see more family and friends that we don’t get to connect with as often. i’m really looking forward to it!

-lindsey

Comments

  1. 1
    Joyful Weddings & Events says:

    so many cute moments there! I love the one of silas and isaiah!

    gracie looks so old in the pic on the swing! And how about those skateboarding pictures for the wedding slideshow?

    It was so much fun getting to see you guys! and i’m so excited to see you again next week!

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    Joyful Weddings & Events says:

    so many cute moments there! I love the one of silas and isaiah!

    gracie looks so old in the pic on the swing! And how about those skateboarding pictures for the wedding slideshow?

    It was so much fun getting to see you guys! and i’m so excited to see you again next week!

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    Kristen says:

    I can’t believe you got packed so quickly – amazing!

    Looks like a fun time and off you go again for some more fun – enjoy the time with your friends and family!

  4. 4

    Yippee we loved seeing so much of you and can’t wait to see you all agian!!! XOXO

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    Sara Gibson says:

    Hi, you don’t know me, but I found your blog on Lisa Leonards and I think you are so talented! I have been looking for a cape template or pattern for awhile and when I came across yours I was thrilled. I made them yesterday and they turned out darling! Thanks for sharing your talents. My boys are little superhero’s now. :)

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    Carrie Haughey says:

    aw, does that mean no Silas in the nursery on Sunday? bummer!!

    Looks like you all had fun!

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    Anonymous says:

    I too found your blog through the very talented Lisa Leonards. I love your blog! I couldnt wait to see the playroom remodel…came out awesome. Would love to see more of what you sew..something I am aspiring to do. I have two children of my own…how do you make having 3 look so easy?! BTW-I know its been said before but truly your chilren are stunning.

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    unfinished says:

    what great friends and family photos. check out sara gibson’s blog (fourth one is these comments)and look at the rotating headliner. super way to share more photos with us nana’s and gramp’s and other fam too.

    see you next weekend! mom

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