We had the usual weekend routine. Beach, cook out, fire pit in the back yard, Doug and Brody visited, etc. And, although the boys wanted to plant themselves in the red Adirondack chairs on Sunday, I insisted we go into the city.
First up, Seaport Village for a walk to see the boats, lunch and some shopping. My plan was to shop and buy myself something I wouldn't normally indulge in. Like a pair of shoes or something for the house. Didn't happen. I chickened out. I did buy Lainey a super cute swimsuit. Which, ultimately, kind of feels like it's for me.
The Village was packed with all sorts of kooky tourist-type things to do. Totally our style. (Hush, Cam. We almost went to Old Town!!!!!!!)
Everything is in bloom. Beautiful!
Then, we drove over to the always fabulous Hotel Del Coronado. On our way in, we spotted this:
Obviously, it's a marriage proposal for a couple just entering the hotel. So romantic!
Doug is one of the Delts, remember.......we're starting to call him our "college kid". He's been at our house for the last 4 weekends. Even brings his laundry. He, too, has been bit by the California bug and is ready to leave KC for it. Time will tell!
We sat on the sunset deck and watched the kids play in the sand. Gorgeous views.
Jackie even gave me a kiss. Typically, "Kisses are yuck."
Notice my hair? Blonde! We did highlights and lowlights to blend. Will add to it over the next several appointments to go fully blonde.
Punks made themselves comfortable by the fire pit.
Lainey says we're "sisters" now because of my hair. Jack hates it and thinks all girls should have long hair. Carter said I look like a Japanese anime. I don't know what that is and I'm scared to google it.
Went up to see Kate Morgan's room.......the ghost who haunts the Del.
It was a fun visit. Enjoyed it very much!
And, finally. I have a confession to make.
"My name is Casey and I still use a point-and-shoot camera."
Here's why: I've always been afraid of making the investment. I take my camera everywhere and have been weary of a kid spilling a juice box on it and such. However, when my boss offered to sell me one of hers, I had to go for it. I paid a fraction of the real price (which costs more than my first car, mind you), bought an extra lens and now just need a good case. I'm in love with it. And, I'm terrified of it. No idea where to even start!
Isn't she gorgeous? This one, of course, isn't brand new, but here is the current model.
Oh, hell, I think it is, anyway. I'm pretty much terrified to even pick the thing up, so I'll keep you informed as to what it is once I figure it out myself. :)
First up - try to figure out how to turn it on!
Busy week, folks.
*Mission project due Friday. Carter has to construct an entire Southern California style mission. Not easy.
*Preschool picture day today.
*Volunteer twice at school.
*Work and the usual routine.
*Pa visits on Friday! We can't wait to see him.
Hope yall had a great holiday!