Sunday, June 7, 2009

my vacation story in photos

once of my favorite sites, i heart faces, is having a fun category this week- a vacation story in photos! this week it is not a contest but just a fun way to share & blog about some of our best memories. since i never got a chance to blog about our trip back home to california last fall, i figured this the perfect opportunity! i hope you enjoy, feel free to leave comments or check out the i heart faces site for other awesome vacations! *warning: this post contains many pictures, which is why i made several of them into collages. clicking on any picture will make it larger

last fall my parents flew sean & i out to california for a 4 week long visit. for those of you who don't know i was born & raised in cali but my husband & i moved our family to alabama in dec of 2006. i was about 20 weeks pregnant with nolan and literally found out we were having a boy 2 days before we left! dathan was not able to go but ended up surprising me half way through the trip & joining us! it was one of the best surprises of my life, i had NO CLUE it was coming!

so the trip started out with a visit to the pumpkin patch (it actually almost burned down a couple years ago in one of the infamous "california wildfires" but they were able to restore a lot of it!)
and what is a trip to the pumpkin patch without a happy dance in the dirt/hay??


my dad is a california highway patrolman, or chp. we had a little "field trip" one day where sean & my best friend lyndsey's daughter kaylie got to look at the car. sean LOVED it. he's such a boy.halloween also came & went while we were in cali. so sean dressed up as a puppy and we headed off to my home church for their family festival. sean had a blast "playing" all the carnival games to get his candy.

dathan came mid-way through the trip. right after he got there we went with my parents & took sean to make his first build a bearand then probably the best part of the trip- DISNEYLAND!!!!! it was sean's first time and he had a blast! this first picture is probably one of my favorite pictures of sean ever!and i cannot forget that my good friend amanda took me to go see carrie underwood in concert! we had SO much fun and carrie was amazing live!! if you look very closely behind us, you can see her on stage ;)

it was such a fun trip! we have to make the most of our time with my parents since we all live so far away. sean still remembers and talks about his trip on the airplane to see memaw, papa, & disneyland in california :)

15 comments:

Hans and Shinta viĆ° Neyst said...

I love the pics! Especially the one of your boy dancing in the hay! =)

Emily said...

What a fun trip. We actually lived out in Southern California for a few years before moving to TN. This makes me miss it. We still have family there and friends from our old church home. Looking at your pictures makes me want to go visit soon.
BTW: I love your son's hair in the Disney pics...too cute and so styling.

Foursons said...

What a great trip, and I love the Pumpkin Patch dance! Thanks for visiting my blog...and commenting!

April said...

Hi Erica!
Thanks so much for stopping by today! I really enjoyed all of your pictures. I've always wanted to visit California. We used to live in Madison, AL, right outside of Huntsville. Ever heard of it? I really miss the area.

Enjoy the rest of your day!

kimberlysayre said...

It seems like I just saw these pictures of FB. Man, time is flying! I love, love, love that picture of Sean at Disneyland! He looks SO cute!

Puna said...

That little man is adorable!

Herb of Grace said...

Your little boy is a bundlefull of CUTE! And that means a lot coming from me, 'cause mine is super cute too, so you see, there's competition :)

Becca said...

Adorable! :-) I love these -- great shots! thanks for sharing

Suki said...

Your little man is so adorable. He looks like he had so much fun!

PamperingBeki said...

Gorgeous!! I love seeing your family pictures.

And anything Disney makes me happy.

Stephanie @ BizzieMommy said...

Looks like you had a great vacation. Your son is cute. How do you like Albama?

Mandi said...

Looks like a great trip home! I bet it's hard to be away from family!

Billykidd said...

That would be a great surprise indeed! What fun photos you captured and great wonderful memories you made. I, too, love that cute little picture of Sean. What a cutie!

McFadden Family said...

Disneyland! Awww, California our beautiful home state. Looks like you all had a wonderful time. I had thought about posting about our trip to Disneyland, but thought pool photos were much less Cliche since we live in the Disney State. lol. :0)

Carol said...

Beautiful beautiful faces! Truly God's Fingerprints!!