Sunday, April 3, 2011


it's about time eh?  we've only been home for 2 weeks now...  since the last post i have been avoiding my computer and catching up more neglected things - organization, cleaning, housekeeping all things that took a backseat to the wedding.  i have been a complete spring cleaning nut!  but clearing the clutter feels so refreshing, just what i needed :)  almost feels as good as the oceanside sea breeze... haha not even close.
 (our patio view!)
 (the harbor)
 (the first day there, had to walk down and get our toes wet)

we went to california for a our wonderful honeymoon !!!  it was the best week ever.  no work, no school, newlywedded right next to the oceanside beach :)  We stayed in mom and dad's timeshare which jared and i agreed was bigger than our first apartment!  haha we could have lived there easily.  it would have been so easy.  seriously.  we felt so lucky to have a great place - close to the harbor, beach, public transport, grocery store, did i mention the beach?! 

fountain in front of the Santa Fe train station

we flew into SanDiego wich was about 40 miles south of oceanside where we stayed.  it was fun finding our way around without a rental;  we caught a city bus to the train station and road the "coaster" train north.  It was a gorgeous train ride - we sat in the upper level of the train and watched the ocean out of one side and the rolling, lush, green hills & homes out of the other side.  (amazing sights for a couple of coloradans!)


we walked all over, saw lots of gorgeous sights, enjoyed the sunsets, played some basketball (in spirit of march madness and filling out our brackets), ate delicious bbq, had a blast at sea world, relaxed in the hot tub, visited the san diego museum of modern art, indulged in local cuisine, adventured across uncharted beach! and possibly took more pictures than (jared thought) was necessary lol 

 the lighthouse in the harbor lit up :) what's the deal with light houses?
 on our way to the grocery store walking on the highway overpass
 dunkin it!

 like a stud.
 sunset!  the boats on the water were beautiful.

 the sea lion show at seaworld
 sharks!  couldn't believe how many they would put in those tanks together. 

 getting sunburned waiting for the shamoo show. 
 thought we were in the splashzone, turned out we didn't get wet at all :( 
 the sea lions were comedians, def. my fav!
 crazy big waves,  we watched surfers take them on!

 crossed a river to get back to the resort!

 and climb these huge rocks. 
 our last night we went out for fancy italian :)
 our server gave us newlywed tiramisou!

 museum visit on our way back to the airport
 jared got to see a real space invader!!!

as sad as i was to leave Cali, i knew we were coming home to our babes!!   i was glad they didn't miss us at all - they were happy as could be at grandma butler's hanging out with uncle bandit. 

It was an amazing trip, and i think i fell in love with california.  maybe one day we'll go back :)  

i'll be back soon with jared's track meet pics!  goodnight, hugs & love xoxo

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