Birthday Weekend and a Little Vacation

I’m back and I’m one year older! It’s so great sometimes just to get away from the everyday and just get out of town. The hubby and I have been dying to that for awhile. We’ve sat down and made ALL the plans but there never seemed to be a perfect time to just GO. Birthday parties, church, kid sports games all seemed to be filling our schedule faster than we could write each event down. But we finally set a date and headed on a little road trip to one of my favorite places, SoCal. Oh, and it happened to fall on my birthday weekend, so you know I was a happy girl.

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Our really good friend’s happen to live in the Santa Clarita area so we were able to stay with them and catch up on some laughs. It’s so awesome to have friends all over the US. They were more than happy to host all five of us along with their family of six. Four adults vs. 7 kids is always fun and LOUD! We spent a lot of our time at the beach soaking up the sun. My favorite was this one in Malibu. The day was PERFECT. Sunny, breezy and beachy. I miss it already!

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We also spent sometime at this quiet beach a little further north.

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We didn’t do that much sight seeing and touristy things (we plan to do that in July;0) … BUT the hubby let me have at it at all my favorite stores. I stocked up on some goodies for my kitchen and some new things for our bedroom. Can’t wait to show YOU!

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Oh and I ate way to many cupcakes and I’m paying for it now:0)

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So happy to back with you guys! Join me tomorrow as I introduce my 30before30 challenge! It’s going to be a fun year!


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  1. Looks like you had an awesome vacation and birthday weekend! Love all the pictures, I miss the beach! We’ve lived here 3 years almost and haven’t made it to the beach yet. :(

    Can’t wait to read about your 30before30 goals, I’m doing that too on my blog. I’ve gotta get my but in grear though I’m almost 30! yikes!

  2. Your kiddos are gorgeous!!! What a perfect family vacation! Happy you had a very happy birthday :)

  3. Looks like you had a wonderful time!! Beautiful pictures!!

  4. I love socal, too! Best beaches! Your kids are gorgeous!! What a pretty family. Oh, I just want to go back to Cali now… it’s a favorite place of mine and one thing I miss about Phx is being able to drive there.

  5. hmmm…what about after 30?? LOL! GORGEOUS birthday girl! looks like you had a blast and your pictures are just delicious! love them all! happy birthday!



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