Monday, August 25, 2008

Mixing a little business with pleasure

The downfall of going on vacation is actually having to come home. Last week, Bryan had a conference for work in San Diego, so Mia and I decided to tag along. We were able to stay downtown which was great because there is so much to do. While Bryan was working Mia and I hung out at the pier, went shopping and just relaxed. This is just my kind of vacation.

Every time we are away from home, it seems like Mia does something new. While we were there, Mia started rolling over. She's rolling from her tummy to her back, but can't figure out how to get from her back to her tummy so she gets really frustrated. She's also discovered her curly locks. It cracks me up because she will get a hold of her hair and pull on it....silly girl! Anyway, here are just a few (actually, there's more than "just a few") pictures of the trip.


I was a little worried about how Mia would do on the plane, but she did great (for the most part).


We had a spectacular view from our hotel room. Every night we could see fireworks being launched from the pier (can you see the full moon in the background?).
Our little bathing beauty.
Padres vs. Phillies
Petco Park was located just a few blocks from where we were staying, so we decided to hit a game on Saturday night. I love baseball games, but they do tend to be a little lengthy. We made it until the bottom of the 5th, which I'm surprised Mia lasted that long.

The Gaslamp District had some fun outdoor restaurants. The highlight was getting dessert at the Ghiradelli Ice Cream & Chocolate Shop.....Mmmm!
Coronado Beach
We took a ferry over to Coronado Beach. I expected the water to be nice and warm but it was downright COLD! So, no swimming for us :(
San Diego Zoo
The last day in San Diego we spent at the Zoo. That place is HUGE!! We were there for over 6 hours and still didn't get to see everything.
I have to laugh because I think this little outfit makes Mia look like a boy. I forgot to put a headband on her and everyone who saw her thought she was a boy......sorry Mia!


After spending 7 days in San Diego, we headed to Portland for a few days.....post to follow!!!

18 comments:

Robertson Clan said...

you were an hr away and no calls...that cuts real deep!

Meladie said...

How fun! Can Mia get any cuter??? Seriously, Marcae, she is an absolute doll! She definately takes after her mommy...you look amazing! I hope I look half that good in a few months. You guys have such a cute family...I love to look at all your posts and see what you've been up to. It's so fun being able to keep in touch this way!

Lindsay said...

I am so glad to see you guys happy. You have a beautiful family.

Fritzsche's said...

Oh man I want to go so bad. Looks like you had a good relaxing time. Good for you. Mia is such a doll and becoming quite a chunker. I love it.

katie said...

I have been anxiously awaiting this post. Looks like you had a great time, and you definitely looked fabulous doing it. You look amazing!
There are so many cute pics of Mia, not sure which is my favorite?
Now I am anxiously awaiting the next post.
Can't wait to see you Wednesday!

The Hawaiian Howells said...

that looks like so much fun!!! I want to go to that ZOO so bad. I am glad you went I bet is was so much fun and exciting. IT is always nice to get a trip in before summer is over. love you lots. meg

The Cavalieri Family said...

So fun. If you think it is hard to come home to Utah after a vacation, you should try Henderson in the summer. After our big vacation, Grace got out of the car and said, "It's freaken hot!"
I enjoyed all your pictures, but my favorite was the black and white of Mia and Bryan. The one with Mia in her shorts and swimsuit. So cute.

Jen said...

How fun! I've been waiting for your post on the Hood to Coast event! :)

Miranda said...

What a fun trip and those are such great photos! I can't wait to hear all about it.

Jen Roper said...

What a fun trip. Mia is SOOOO dang cute--love her smile.

Great job on the half marathon--you are amazing.

Great pics, glad to see all is well.

Jamie said...

I'm loving the beach pictures! She is so stinkin' cute!! I'm glad you guys had fun!

Gourley Family said...

What fun! I would never think she looked like a boy-she's the girliest-girl I know. But I would have to admit, the picture could sway me. She is too cute. She has the most beautiful smile, and just is adorable! We went to San Diego the first week of March. The water was cold then, but the pool at the hotel was awesome. They had like 6 different pools. It is so pretty there. Yumm... Ghiradhelli chocolate! San Diego also had this awesome Mexican place, it was in Coronado, a few miles from where we stayed. The zoo is huge. I met Mia was so fun to watch her see the animals.

The Lapuaho's said...

Looks like you guys had a great time. Mia is getting so big and cuter everytime you post pictures!

The Funderburks said...

Such a fun vacay. I love the pic of Mia looking over your shoulder in black and white. Darling.

Angee said...

Great pictures! My favorite is definitely the B&W one of Bryan holding Mia on the beach.

Next time you go to a baseball game, tell Mia she can't wear a headband the opposing team's colors. Or is she a total Phillies fan...

kacee said...

What a fun get-away, we loved San Diego when we went this spring and you have totally made me want to go back!

I can't believe how big Mia is getting! So cute!

Have you ran your race yet?

Brynnly said...

What a fun trip! I love Cali! Mia is so smile and such a happy baby. So cute! Glad you had a good time!

Kit and Kaboodle said...

Looks perfect!