Thursday, May 17, 2012

California Dreaming

Sorry for the radio silence the past few days! We made a surprise trip to California to celebrate Mother's Day with Scott's lovely mom (who basically saved me after Linc was born).

It was quite a drive with 3 kids- not as bad as I thought it would be but it wasn't quite cake either. (Lunchables are the ULTIMATE travel food, says I)


Trust me, if you've never taken the drive between Utah, through Nevada, & into Northern Cali you haven't missed much. It looks a bit like this:


My handsome husband ordered a Mother's Day corsage for me before we knew we were leaving. But we picked it up early & I wore it pinned to my Foo Fighters t-shirt & rocked it through every pit stop. It was a Happy Mother's Day to me!

We had a lovely time in California- a family hike & a mother's pedicure outing (let's not discuss how I look like a boy).


We even got family pictures- which wasn't as painful as I thought it would be. Here's the whole family, just my fam, & all the cousins together (man, my kids look HUGE & let's not discuss my terrible outfit that makes me look HUGE):


Scott flew out on Sunday so he could get back for work, but the kids & I stayed on to spend more time with the grandparents- thrifting, swimming, & generally have a blast.

I drove back on my own & let me say it wasn't as bad as I thought it would be, but not as easy as I hoped. The kids watched movies, napped, & fought. A lot of all of them.

We even made a pit stop in Grass Valley, CA (my new favorite place). Linc wasn't happy about getting back in the car seat.

I hope everyone had a lovely Mother's Day! I was endlessly grateful to be surrounded by my sweet babies who I adore to the moon & back. (And let's not discuss how many pictures it took to get Syd & Rob looking at the camera together).

9 comments:

stephanie said...

What great family pictures! Love the colors, especially syd's yellow tights!

Kristal said...

Love it! Such a fun weekend, and family pictures did go better than I could have even hoped!

Em and Russ said...

I'm so glad you guys made the trek out there! It was such a great (but short) weekend. Can't wait to see you again in a few weeks!

Debbie / Cranberry Fries said...

Sounds like a fun trip! Traveling with small children though, its such an adventure right? And thats a long trip. I'm impressed!

Susan said...

Such a cute post! :)

Esther Noelle said...

Hmmm... just made a comment and it posted it as anonymous... now it's gone.. dur... Basically you're great! Love all the pictures and you are one great momma!

Cami Walker said...

Next time your in Grass Valley you need to tell me. I'm only about 30 minutes away. I would have loved to see you guys! By the way, it is the most boring drive ever. Seriously.

Katie said...

I love the family pictures....
you look GREAT....
and good for you for road trippin' it with three young kids!

hotpants™ said...

The family photos are great. Glad you had a great Mother's Day.