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Some Sun


We snuck off during spring break to California for some sun and family time.  Derek had a bad bout of H1N1 before we were supposed to leave that threatened our departure, but luckily he got well enough in time and I was able to leave the Lysol at home.  And the snow that fell the day we left.  Did I mention we were happy to leave?

Ahhhh San Diego…san diego trip

We were only there a short time but had lots of fun at the zoo.  And I set out on the mission of trying to snap some shots we could use in the nursery.  Now I just really need to sit down and figure out Photoshop.

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san diego trip

san diego trip

san diego trip

san diego trip

And we ate lots of great food.  Derek’s aunt and uncle drove down to take us to a restaurant on Coronado island with great city and bay views.san diego trip

Although I have to admit not being able to drink sucks a lot more when you are on vacation.  See a cool bar that normally you would’ve liked to try?  Or when the flight attendant gives you free drinks to make up kicking you out of your prime seat.  Or…..never mind.  Just trust me.

In spite of my pregnancy induced sober status, we still have a great time.  We then took the train to L.A. to see Derek’s mom, stepdad and brother. 


The train was so much easier than renting a car and sitting in traffic. And for the first half of the trip we were literally right on the water.  The only negative was free wine, See above why that was considered a negative.

While we were in LA we of course had to make an IKEA trip.  I was hoping to find the perfect curtain fabric for the nursery.  While I did not see exactly what I wanted, we of course did not leave empty handed.

Cushion and pillow fabric-san diego trip

A light fixture that is hopefully somehow going to fit in the closest once we figure out how to assemble it-san diego trip

And miscellaneous toys and dog butt hooks-san diego trip

Luckily we did pack an extra duffel bag for all the IKEA goodies.

We also were lucky enough to have a baby shower while we were there and see Derek’s extended family.  Sadly, my camera sat in bag throughout the evening.  I did manage to snap this one though-

san diego trip My brother-in-law cooking bacon on the patio that morning because my mother-in-law did not want the smell in house for the shower. 


Note to self to not to leave the camera away next time.

8 comments on "Some Sun"
  1. Sounds like a great trip! I've never been to California.

    I never could master Photoshop, but I recommend Picnik. ( I know some photo pros will hate me for it, but it's easier to use and there's a free version.

  2. What a great trip, haha on the Ikea light fixture! lol they kill me with their flat boxes that somehow turn into a huge light fixture!!

  3. First of all, I totally wanna visit San Diego. It's on my list.

    Secondly, love the idea of using the photos in the nursery.

    Third, you bought fabric? What happened to the last IKEA fabric? How did Derek like the shrine of love (IKEA)?

    Fourth, I'm totally making my husband cook bacon outside from now on. Honestly, the smell makes me gag.

  4. Looks like a fabulous trip!!

  5. Love San Diego, and the giraffe photo which I think is most nursery appropriate!

  6. Love the idea of animal photos for the nursery!

  7. Sunny California! So jealous. We're about to get more snow!

  8. Looks like a great trip! I love going somewhere warm during the winter!

    I also second the reccomendation for Picnik!