Sunday, August 02, 2009

Day 9

***Hello, again friends. A quick travel update - we're back home after many hours on the road and a super fun drive cross country. I'll keep posting in order....so on with Day 9.....stay tuned for the rest!

Wednesday took us out to La Jolla Shores for some more beach time and another shot at Lainey ruining her suit. But, look at that cute punkin....so worth it.













More uses for a pricey stroller....beach driving ability, shade and a snuggly seat for two after a shower!


Our beach baby, back at the condo...sweet and clean.




We took the kids out to Coronado Island that evening for some pictures on the beach and a visit at the Hotel Del. A photographer came out the week prior to take some long-awaited family pictures.....which I am happy with.....yet, do believe we captured some special moments, too. A sampling of our collection:





















We started these pictures from vacation on our first trip to California in 2003.





Look who found a choo-choo track in the sand. This one will forever stick in my memory....such a sweet little boy.





The parents.







Love the couple on the rocks making out in the back of the pic. I'll crop that part out before printing, but had to share it with you. Nice.

Walked into the Del Coronado for a glass of wine and some snacks for the kids. They were showing Robots over the beach pool, so everyone found something to love!

I am in love with the hotel itself.....such history.....so many, many stories. I would love to know them all.

14 comments:

Angry Julie Monday said...

Love the pictures....

The couple making out...priceless...

I love that Hotel. We had a sorority Foudner's Day once there.

The Soladay Family said...

What beautiful pictures and memories to last a lifetime!

Coco said...

You did a fabulous job, Case! Those turned out amazing.

You can't crop the couple making out, that is too priceless. You need to send that to a magazine or something. SO funny.

starnes family said...

OMG! Awkwardfamilyphotos.com. I'm going to do it. Thanks, Coco!

If the shoe FITZ said...

I love San Diego and the Hotel Del!
Looks like such a fun trip.

Kari J said...

It looks like you guys had an amazing family vacation. As much as I "hated" it as a kid, I will confess now that I loved them... You're kids will thank you for these memories!

Anonymous said...

What a Trip ! It was with great fun and a huge amount of jealousy that we followed your every move.
So Glad we got a little bit of your time in Dallas.....it was so great having you here. Hope to get to KC sometime in Sept.

Love to you all,
Pa

Donatelli98 said...

Great pics - especially the one with the couple in the back!

Deelsu said...

Love that hotel too! Always so windy out there though!

My fav is the one with the couple in the back! they look like they're about to fall off! LOL!!

Monica Clift said...

Glad you guys are home safe and sound! I LOVE the pic with the make-out couple....kinda shows the progression of life all in one photo...don't you think?

The Lenzers said...

what a beautiful family!! and come on, keep the PDA couple-too funny

FROGGITY! said...

I JUST CAN'T STAND IT!!! They are so cute! Lainey + sufboard = DARLING!!!

That's it, Casey. Someday your little lady and my little lady are going to be LSU surf girls. Haha!!

GREAT trip.

(lol about the awkward family moments! haha!)

merrilee said...

Love these pics. I especially love the ones of Jack and his adorable belt! He looks SO happy in these photos and you can just see his happy little spirit. Also love the one of Blake swinging Lainey in the air. What a gorgeous family!!

Malinda said...

Great photos! I can clone the make-out couple out of the photo if you want me to. Just email it to me and I will make them disappear.