We're home (for now)! I have lots to tell you about our trip to California, but I am going to start with a big highlight for us: the four days Kent and I spent in LA.
Nicholas stayed with his Grammer and Papa. It was hard for me to leave him--like me
crying sobbing as we drove away hard--but I knew he was in good hands, and from the sounds of it, I'm pretty sure he had more fun with them than he ever does at home with us.
The time that Kent and I got to spend with just each other was worth it, and I hope that we can make these kind of trips happen at least every couple of years. For us, it was important.
We stayed in Hermosa Beach, a bit south of LA, because it was much cheaper to get a view like this here than it was in Santa Monica. Hermosa Beach was so fun. Lots of little shops and restaurants and beautiful beach homes all along the streets. And it was nice to be mostly out of the chaos of LA.
We loved our hotel. So much that we would love to go back there if we ever get a chance.
This entire California trip was perfect for getting my "beach time" in for the year.
If I could, I'd spend every weekend at the beach, but since I can't, I try to soak it all in when I can.
Obligatory cheesey "shadow couple" picture.
Our itinerary for this trip was to "sleep when we wanted, eat when we wanted, and do whatever else we felt like."
It couldn't have been more perfect.
We slept in until 8! 8:30 one morning, actually. I haven't slept that late since Nicholas was born.
We ordered room service, a first for both of us. We were so excited about having breakfast delivered right to our room; it was like Christmas morning. Our eyes opened and we jumped up to get the menu and make the call right then and there.
We spent a day at Universal Studios. I think the best part of the park was that we didn't have anyone else to take care of and we could watch the shows, go on the rides, and buy candy just because we felt like it.
We ate breakfast at Back on the Beach Cafe, where we ate together when Kent came to visit me when we were dating: