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Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Last stop.

Our last stop for our vacation was Shingle Springs. It's always fun to finish up our trip relaxing at Karinne and Mike's. Unfortunately I didn't take a lot of pictures. We had a BBQ and had everyone come down to Karinne's from Yuba City so we could see them. It was great to see Chris, Charlie and even my grandma Virginia came. We had a ton of fun laying by the pool, playing water basketball and playing with the two boys. 

Here is little Caleb eating some avocado. We were skyping with aunt Jen b/c her and Dan weren't able to make it. This was Caleb's face when he saw Jen and Dan on the computer haha so cute!

Swimming time. Cj obviously was freezing, and looks slightly special. I swear he's normal. For the most part. ;)

We had a great time with the family. We even took Andrew down the hill and fed the goats and chickens. It is his FAVORITE to throw rotten tomatoes at the animals. He has a great aim. We are already planning our next California trip next August for our 3 year anniversary! :)

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

San Fran 2012!!

We arrived in SF around 6 o'clock at night. Once we got to Jen's of course we had to go and hang out on her roof. Jen has the coolest house. She lives 1 block from Haight street, the location is perfect. 

The next day Cj and I walked down Haight street to do some shopping. I found 2 new cute dresses at Buffalo exchange. After all of our shopping we had to stop and get some burrito's. These burrito's were huge. As you can see below it was as big as my face. Haha
We love shopping down Haight. They have so many different stores. At the end they have an album store, Amoeba's music. They sell all sorts of music, CD's, albums, poster, you name it! Cj absolutely loves to go there! 

Here is Jen's awesome home, baker blue! We love SF!

Jen took us to this bar that was super funky. It reminded me of Beetlejuice, so I liked it. :)

Later that night we went and waited for Dan to get off work at Gitane. While we were waiting, patiently. Jen took some photo's of Cj and I.

Cj trying to be romantic and kissing me in the alley way. But it just looks like he's trying to attack me. I love him.

The next day was our Alcatraz tour. It was so much fun to go down to the wharf and take the tour. It is a couple bus rides down to where we needed to be so we left early.

This is one of the dresses I got at Buffalo Exchange, only $12.

We took a boat to Alcatraz. When you get there you go through all of the rules ect. Then you are able to walk around on your own. Once you get to the prison they have you put on headphones and listen to all the Alcatraz stories. They had A LOT of people there who weren't from the united states. Cj and I were wanting to take pictures together, but everyone we asked to take our picture didn't speak English or knew what we were saying. The cool thing about the tour is with the headphones you move at your own pace. You can stop at certain area's and pause the audio and walk around. Being inside there was kinda spooky. It was FREEZING in there. I probably should have worn leggings b/c it was really windy outside. I did a Marilyn Monroe a couple times with my dress and gave everyone a little show. :/

The city doesn't seem too far from the prison. There were some places that you could look through holes in the wall just to look at the city. Walking through the prison was kind of eerie. Nobody said anything to one another. They had pictures up of some of the popular prisoners. It was weird to look at the pictures and then go the their cell. They told a really crazy story. One of the was the inmates would go crazy on New Year's Eve b/c they could hear all the sounds of the people and parties reflecting off the water. They would hear music and people having fun. I think that enough would be torture. 

One night we were able to go and visit Dan at the restaurant he works at Gitane. He is training to be a bartender. So he showed us some of his tricks. ;) The drinks turned out yummy.

Alie and Whitney drove up from Yuba City to come and chill with us for a couple hours. Then Brian Cj's brother also drove down from Sacramento. It was his 30th birthday and he wanted to come have dinner with us too!

While we were walking back to our car there was a beautiful rainbow. We miss San Fran already!

Friday, October 5, 2012

Ventura, CA

A couple weeks ago Cj and I took a trip to California. Our first stop was Ventura, to visit Cj's brother. Our whole trip was a whole lot of driving. Cj was great and drove pretty much the whole time.

Our niece Molly just turned two. I was really nervous to see her b/c I wasn't sure if should would be shy, scared or happy that we were visiting her. At first she was a little shy, but she warmed up. She is such a doll.

Coloring before breakfast. She loves to color.

My sister-in-law, Katie made us this amazing breakfast. 

The room that Cj and I were sleeping in, was Molly's play room/New TV room. While I got ready for the day she watched Lilo and Stitch. She seemed more interested in watching me put my make up on though. I watched Lilo and Stitch at least 7 times while we were there for the weekend.

We HAD to go to Trader Joe's. We love that place. I'm excited for them to open one soon in SLC.

Mike and Katie took us to this awesome winery, it's called "The Cave". It was a cool place and it really felt like we were in a cave.

This cheese plate was AMAZING!

After The Cave we went to downtown Ventura to have some dinner. We went to this Indian restaurant. 

The next day we had to go to the beach. The weather was perfect. I could live at the beach.

Katie and I went and spent some girl time and got our nails done. We got the gel nails. I really enjoyed my time with her. I only get to see her once a year for a short time, so the time spent with her is valuable to me.

We had fun in Ventura. I actually even went on a little run while we were there and I could actually breathe. It was so different from Utah running. Thanks Mike and Katie for having us for the weekend. Next stop, San Francisco!! <3