Tuesday, August 23, 2011

I'm Back

I am so. be. hind.  The month of August has been a bit of a whirlwind with vacation, then home for a couple of days, then we headed to Scottsdale, AZ for my brother's wedding.  On top of it all, I am EXHAUSTED and in those last few weeks of yuckiness in my pregnancy before hopefully turning a corner very soon;)  This week, Cooper started Kindergarten, so needless to say, I have a lot of catching up to do!

Here are a few pics from our vacation in Carmel.  We have had the absolute privilege and blessing of having some time away a few different times to a beautiful home owned by some precious friends.  They graciously allow us to stay in their home just a few feet from the beach.  We relaxed, ate, slept, and hung out.  It was absolutely wonderful!

Sawyer's first trip to the beach...

Somebody was SUPER excited to get to the beach and hit the water.  It was quite chilly though;)

My blue-eyed boy:)

We went to the Monterey Aquarium one morning and it is always so much fun to see Cooper explore!  It's a really cool place with lots to learn about the ocean and it's sea life!  Check out how huge this kelp tank is!  

Watching the Kelp Forrest feeding time:)

The diver feeding the fish that live in the kelp forrest.

Day two: Sandcastle making 
(they were a little pitiful, but Coop had fun!) 

Just a little ways down the beach...Pebble Beach golf course!  It's absolutely beautiful!

The sand angel seemed like a good idea at first, but someone was not very happy about rinsing off in the freezing ocean!

We went to a fun park in Monterey the last day and got the wiggles out:)

And this was the note we ended on...Cooper was throwing a big fit here, but we said snap the picture anyways....memories, right?!??


  1. What a great family time! Makes me want to go to the ocean!
    :) Jamie

  2. Look at your cute baby bump!! Great pictures. Looks like a fun time. I love the beach.

  3. Your pictures make me miss Monterey! It's so beautiful there!

  4. looks like a fun trip! and i think we all have pictures like the last one ;) memories indeed!!

  5. cute pictures and sweet family! looks like a fun summer. I hope you're feeling better soon- I haven't seen you in awhile. I think we must miss each other every week! :)