Wednesday, July 20, 2011

My Instagram San Diego

so... i'm gonna vomit pictures all over this blog. be prepared. if you follow me on instagram then you've already seen them. 

if you've been following this blog for any amount of time then you would know that my family spend 4 weeks in our hometown of San Diego, CA. i kept a picture diary via my instagram app on my iphone. here are all the pictures!
 5am in the Grapevine.

 first stop, breakfast in San Clemente. 

 these cups always remind me of the Flinstones. (?) ha!

 second stop, haircuts for the kids! we LOVE Judy, their hair stylist. if you live near Otay Ranch then go to Pigtails and Crewcuts and ask for her, you WILL NOT be disappointed. 

 hair did. 

 third, and most important stop, Pho Hiep Grill. our fav Vietnamese restaurant. ever. ever.

 first beach day! La Jolla Shores. it was freezing.

 mmmKristi. how i miss you so deeply.

 view from outside our room at Pt. Loma Nazarene University.

here are some pics from my day with one of my best friends in the whole wide world, Heather. we went to the Little Italy Farmer's Market.

after that we went to Seaport Village.

 Heather and her husband Aaron are currently making their way via a moving truck to St. Louis. a piece of my heart is going with her.

for Father's Day we attended out previous church that my husband was the worship leader at for almost 2 years. afterwards we enjoyed some froyo and a sweet time with good friends, Matt & Paige. ugh. we miss them. 
 bros & beards. 


 one of the many fathers in my life. 

 more of the same, plus my brother. 

 chicki poops. 
 my sister and my daughter.

 the set for the camp. insane.

 a day with my other best friend in the whole world, Bekah. and a surprise visit from her sister Brandi. i wish i was their sister!!!! 

 Eeek! Bekah just so happened to have a random container of my fav chai mix in her garage (wha!?!?!) and gave it to me! that girl knows how to love me. 

 sweetest sight for my eyes. my baby girl worshiping. 

 Zack and Big A hosing down the students at Rec. 

my nephew graduated from Kinder and we had the privilege of attending. 
 proud cousins.

 proud Tia. 

 proud mommy.

 VITTORIA! i lovs her. deeply. 

 a visit from sweet Kahea. my kindred spirit. 

 and her heart, Hawea. 

my husband and i got a couple of dates in too! so nice to have family around. here are some shots of a date day.

 laughter is the key to my heart. he's the funniest!

my niece turned 10!!! double digits!!!!

church with the O'Meara's.
 kisses for Baby Girl O'Meara.

family beach day!

 she never stops singing. never.

my first born was in the Opener, a play to open the first night of camp. heart. melting.

 visit with my mentor, Melinda. wish upon a star we could be closer! 

playdate at Jackie's house! 

 little a, Ems, and Big A.

one perfect day with my brother. 
 some people say they look alike. 

 some people say we look alike. 

 our Rainbows.
 photo booths with my brother are my fav. 

swappin' it up at Koby's swap meet. 

Aaron, Heather's husband graduated from nursing school... AND passed the board exams!!! graduation party:
 myself, Julie, and Heather. we all worked together prior to children.

 the children. minus one. 
 there he is.

girls night with Nikki, my high school best friend. 
 getting ready.

 drinks at The Pearl in Point Loma. 

 luh-huv her. 

 a night with Leah and her fiance Andy (not pictured)! 
 besties since 6th grade!!!! ( i have a lot of besties... and i love them all so muuuuuuch!)

can't get enough of the beach. 

 beach living.

last visit with Heather and Aaron before they move. {tear}

first trip to Legoland. 
 he just found out. 

 my nieghbor, Stephanie, and he family were there that day too! 

 all tuckered out. 

 little a workin' the keys with Holly. 

 girl night with Holly. such a sweet time.

here are most of our favorite people on staff this summer:
 Joanna & Colin



 Trevor and Sean


and... the long road home. we JUST missed Carmageddon, but still got crazy traffic. for some reason we decided to deviate from our amazing plan of driving through the night and left at 1pm. not wise. it took us 9 (F.) hours to drive home. 9!!!!!
 but i came prepared. a belly full of our fav Pho and a Thai Iced Tea for the road. (actually, if it weren't for the tea i totally would have passed out from the full belly. ha!)

home sweet home. 


  1. You weren't kidding about a plethora of pix, I'll have to revisit this post once my parents leave. LOVE those mugs, they remind me of vanilla beans. MMMM. And, why are you kids so big and old????

  2. Okay I think I know why you think of the Flintstones when you see those mugs. Do you remember when we were kids that Denny's used to give kids Flintstones placemats? I can vividly remember getting one and taking it home. I rarely go to Denny's without feeling the need to sing the theme song. :)

  3. love, love, love all the pics. i need to use my instagram more! glad you are home... i'd love some time with you and your cute fam! we leave for camp on saturday.... ;)

  4. Aww such sweet moments! I'm so glad and thanking God so much that you and you're family had a nice great trip home. Miss you so much and can't wait to see you again soon!

  5. Epic! I loved every one. Thank you for putting that all together. Awesome!


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