7.06.2009

july 4th

On a whim, Sam and I decided to head to California this year to celebrate Independence Day. Our trip was perfectly suited for this holiday because it was our first "independent" trip, just our little family. We stayed in a really nice hotel and had a great time, but we sure learned a lot! Kids need naps! Well our kid does, anyway. We went to Huntington Beach along with billions of other people for the 4th. There was a big parade, and a carnival set up along Main St. It was all lovely, including the 5 mile walk from where we had to park. Luckily Sam's good friend, Chong met up with us at the beach and drove us back to our car at the end of the day. We also visited Downtown Disney for some shopping and were very happy Landon didn't know what he was missing as we posed for pictures outside the gates. It was SO crowded, even if we had planned to enter Disneyland, we wouldn't have. Sam jokes that my favorite part of the trip was the food, and he's probably right! We ate some delicious meals that weekend, but my personal favorite goes to breakfast at Sugar Shack. Landon is such a trooper and whined way less than I did during the drive. I foresee many more family trips in the future!



7 comments:

McKell said...

I like that you updated your freakin blog! I love your sunglasses. My kid needs naps too, she is so much more pleasant when she has LOTS of them!

Melinda said...

Looks like fun. Wish I could of been at the beach this weekend.

Shumway said...

Looks like you guys had some fun!!!

natalli said...

my friend saw sam on the beach..she said he looked lost. and why wasn't i invited?

jenn and cosmo said...

my jealousy sets in... i NEED a cali trip...

The McKnights said...

How fun! I cant wait to go back there in a couple months! Those pic's of Landon on the beach are adorable...good job photographer Amy! Sugar Shack...ha ha I haven't heard of anyone else in a long time who loves to go there! So yummy! We should do lunch! Just cuz Posey's gone doesn't mean we still can't play!:)

jenn and cosmo said...

hey.. do you remember what was in the 'first laid' kit for your sister's bachelorette party? that was such a cute idea and i have one coming up this weekend, so i wanted to look creative by stealing other people's ideas!! email me jenniferawr@gmail.com