Wednesday, July 25, 2012

I'm Still Here... House Update and Vacation Highlights

Hi everyone!  Wow, has it been a wild ride!  We moved in to our new house on July 11th, also Ava's 7th birthday!  We had just two days to unpack before making our trip to San Francisco, celebrating my cousin getting married!  We enjoyed five days there, trying to cram in as much as we could!  
We went to Roaring Camp in Felton, CA and rode up to Bear Mountain in an old steam train. 
The kids loved it, especially Tyler!  
We experienced The Mystery Spot, a weird place up in the California Redwoods that will mess with your head and your stomach!
Walked the beach in Santa Cruz and rode rides at the 
Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk & Amusement Park...
Took the kids to the Steinhart Aquarium at the Academy of Sciences in San Francisco...
Drove over the Golden Gate Bridge on a beautiful California day!
We did ALOT of sightseeing while we were there.
Here is a roadside view of the ocean in Half Moon Bay, I was not expecting it to be so chilly there!
100 degree weather in Arkansas... 50's and 60's in CA!
I turned around and had this view...  Just breathtaking!  
On our last night there, we enjoyed dinner with family in Mill Valley.  It was fun catching up and talking about the beautiful wedding, Congratulations to Danielle and Michael!  
It was one of the most elegant weddings I've ever been to!  

So now that we're home from our much needed vacation... let me just say... much progress has been made!    A part of me was glad to be home, after all, it's fun to "play house," especially when it's a new one!  All of the boxes are emptied, broken down and almost everything is in it's place... for now.  I've been shuffling things around quite a bit, which is the fun part, right?  Finding just the right place for everything.  I have more storage than I know what to do with.  There are several cabinets that are still empty, give it time, they'll be full before I know it!

As far as a new email address goes, this blog is still linked to my old one in Texas.  I'm currently working on getting things updated, so if I don't get to your message, I'm not ignoring you!  For those of you that have had to make updates due to a move, any advice for making those changes would be much appreciated!

Hope all is well with everyone!  I've missed you and have a lot of catching up to do here in blogland!

Pictures are courtesy of the locations website:
Roaring Camp Railroads
Steinhart Aquarium
The Mystery Spot
Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk & Amusement Park  

1 comment:

Angie said...

How beautiful! It looks like y'all had a wonderful time. Looking forward to you "coming back". :) I am sure you are having so much fun with your new house.

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