Sunday, October 25, 2009

I love So Cal

I didn't mean to post this weeks WW topic yet, so I saved it as a draft and will re-post Monday afternoon.  All of you blogging ladies that follow me on Google Reader got a little sneak peak!!

Anyways, we are back from San Diego and just had a delightful time!  Other than our Hawaii vacation last year, this was my next favorite vacation because we had no agenda, left the resort only for evenings out, and laid by the pool for hours on end. I did not even image the weather being as perfect as it was, and me being so acclimated to Seattle, I didn't even pack shorts.  Yes, I survived with dresses, but seriously .... the weather was just right!

Here are some pictures from the trip.  We stayed at Paradise Point, which is where my parents took our family when I was 12 years old.  44 acres of lush greenery with towering palm trees on San Diego's Mission Bay ... yes please!  Maybe we will have to stop here again in another 12 years.

We went with Gabe's really good friend from work,
David and his girlfriend Kristen.

The four of us could not of had more fun together!!

ahhh Paradise for SURE!



The second day .... we learned real quick where the breakfast place was!  Gabe LOVES breakfast and we all know (read here) I am not a huge morning eater.  But, Barefoot's yummy ciabatta sandwich hit the spot and we'd then just skip lunch!


Headed out to Pacific Beach area of San Diego


The last day ....

Headed to our Balinese Massages .... hands down the best massage I have ever had.  It was their ritual massage, which are based on the traditions of Bali, and a "combination of accupressure, rolling motions, and rhythmic strokes relieving tension and promotes total relaxation."


We needed a workout after nonstop eating and tasty beverages, so we got a killer arm workout by kayaking for an hour in the bay.


It was a blast to just vegg in the middle of the bay and
observe the sail boat classes and huge yachts pass us by!

Off to dinner the last night .... Kristen works at a fine dining restaurant in the greater Seattle area, and I learned not only how to pronounce words I would never know how to say, but to love the tastes of it all while mixing and matching food preparations!  I could eat every meal with her - hah, but it might get me in trouble since she is blessed with a super fast metabolism ;)


Thanks hubby for such a fun and fabulous vacation.  I am already ready for another one .... especially after being shocked by the cool Seattle breeze the second I stepped off the plane!  I luckily get to go back to San Diego next week for work, so I will get to do a few of the touristy things we didn't have time for on this trip.  R&R ;)

Hope everyone has wonderful start to the week ....
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86 comments:

Tatiana said...

This looks amazing! SO glad you got a break and are having lots of fun! I am soo very jealous of you right now!
You guys look beautiful!

♥Aubrey said...

Looks like a lot of F.U.N. was had!!! I'm jealous lady. Look at you guys all tan...off on our little vaca this week :)-
Talk to you soon. Miss ya!

short southern momma said...

I am so jealous girl! Looks like you all had a great time. I have never been on a vacation with another couple before...what fun! Hope you have a great week! = )

Selma said...

I'm so jealous! Who doesn't love SoCal?! I miss it daily! :( Glad to see and read you had a good time! And so jealous again that you'll be going back soon, even though it's for work but you'll be down there! :)

Llama said...

Aw! What a lovely trip! It looks so beautiful there!
You look so fabulous...what the heck do you do to stay in such amazing shape?

Jen said...

Looks like a FABULOUS vacation! Seriously, so fun! You look great!

Jamie said...

Looks like so much fun! You look amazing! Makes me miss my pre-pregnancy body even more! What we do for babies.... LOL hope you have a great week!

Jenn said...

Looks like you guys had a great time! You look BEAUTIFUL in all the pics! CUTE clutch also!

Kelly said...

What fun pictures! Looks like it was a fabulous trip. I miss warm weather so badly already! You should go shopping in LaJolla when you go back this week! What an uh-mazing area!!! :-)

Mrs. Potts said...

What a fabulous vacation! That trip will definitely be on the Potts' family future vacation list.

Raining Pearls said...

What a great trip, you guys look so happy :)

MCW said...

You are so stinkin cute! Your vacation looks fabulous.

Sole Matters said...

you and your hubs are so freakin presh!! i love all of your outfits! Glad you had a fab time in SD!

Kelli Kegley said...

How much fun! I am definitely adding this resort to my list of places to go! Glad you got a vaca!

Ok, if Crossfit gets me in shape like you, I'm there!!!!

Sonja said...

daaang girl! tan tan tan! :)

Glad you had fun! It's gorgeous there! looks so relaxing!

Kassie said...

You look fantastic girl!! And glad you had such a great vacation. I'm so horrible with just relaxing on trips--I have a bad habit of needing schedules and going and doing and seeing, that I have trouble just "being". But this trip might convince me. :)

Natasha said...

looks like an amazing vacation... i am with you on loving southern cali!! san diego is such a beautifu city, too!

Suburban Princess said...

WW? Why the heck are you on WW?

Looks like an awesome holiday!

Mallory said...

great minds think alike, i have the same peacock dress! looks gorgeous, and glad you had an awesome little vacay :)

Abbie said...

I've never been to Southern California (hell, I've never been anywhere in California!) and it looks absolutely beautiful! Sounds like you guys had a fantastic time and you've got a fantastic tan to accompany it! SO jealous!!!

DeDe said...

I am super jealous! Of course I am now going to plan our next vacation after looking at these pictures.

Candice Pair said...

Gosh all those pictures look amazing! I'm so jealous! I need a vacation asap ha!

♥ sarahbeth. said...

aw your pics are so cute! kent and i are dying to visit so cal! your pics are really putting me in the mood to go plan a trip there! xoxo

Kubin's said...

How fun! LOVE your dress in the last picture!! Too cute!
Christie

PaigeR530 said...

Looks like so much fun! A fall vacation sounds wonderful!

Risa said...

Looks like a lovely time. I wish I were somewhere warm. We got engaged in Laguna Beach. I love warm weather.

BTW where'd you get that cute blue top? TOO CUTE :-)

Susan said...

Oh My! That place looks fabulous! I'm glad the weather was perfect! It looked so relaxing:) Oh how I need some sunshine now!!!

Courtney said...

Awww looks like so much fun!! And you have a killer bikini body (said in a not creepy way =))

Jill said...

San Diego is such a great place! Glad y'all had a nice trip.

The Holmes said...

Looks like you guys had a blast! It makes me want my trip to hurry up and get here!

T-Charry said...

What a BEAUTIFUL & GREAT vacay...I know the massage was HEAVEN!

Laura and Ryan said...

Looks so wonderful! I love not having an agenda and just handing out...what a break from reality!

BTW- I love your Chanel clutch you have in one of the pics of you guys dressed up. So cute!

Mrs. Wife said...

What a fun trip!

Hailey {HRH} said...

i didnt realize what a little hottie you were!!!! looks like a super fun vacay!

Mrs EyeCanSee said...

I love San Diego! Looks like you had a GREAT trip! So jealous of your new tan as I watch what's left of mine fade away!

Kentucky Blonde said...

gorgeous!! i love the fall that kentucky is having right now but that sunshine and pool idea sound amazzzing!!!

Carol said...

What a FUN weekend! You seriously didn't miss anything here in Seattle except a sad Husky loss and lots of rain! Love your pictures and you look lovely as always!

Prouts said...

It looks like you had an amazing time...I'm so jealous of your fun in the sun!

Lauren @ Dreams Take Flight said...

Looks like so much fun! I'm jealous, I miss sunshine and summertime already!

Also you look fabulous! I would like to know your secrets asap!!

Staley Mc said...

It looks like yall had a lot of fun! I'm so jealous I wish I could have a little getaway right now!

Ashley @ Ramirez Family said...

Im glad you had a good time!! You look great in all your pics. xo

mommywonderland said...

Look at your sexyness! Just moved back from WA to San Diego and looking at those pics reminds me why I love living back here with the beauty of the Palms!!!

~KS said...

OMG... this looks amazing!! I love EVERY single one of those pictures- and I have to say, if I looked as AMAZING as you do in a swim suit, I would probably never wear clothes. I would wear my swim suit every where :)
Glad you had fun!!!

Brown Girl said...

Holy cow, you guys look like Ken and Barbie. So perfect and pretty. Ha. Glad you had a wonderful vacation!!

Abby Kreck said...

I hate you right now...I'm sick in bed and haven't been outside! I love you though. Glad you had fun. I love your body. Can I have it? FANX!I'll call you when I can talk a little better. You would make fun of my hoarse and stuffy nose voice :(
P.S should we go there for our
25th birthday trip?!!! Or should we go to nappa?!!

Annie said...

girly i just have to say you are beautiful! you and your hubby are such an adorable couple!!
looks like you all had such a great time! the weather looks perfect!
i am a bit envious of your trip, it's been so gloomy and chilly in MN.
have a great week hun!

Allie said...

My husband and I loved San Diego too!!! It was beautiful and the weather was awesome!!!:)

Liz Rock said...

Amazing! hoe fun! it is always fun traveling with people you enjoy!

Ali said...

I don't think I ever told you this, but I must.

You two are one gorgeous couple! Wow.

Looks like a wonderful little vacation. I love San Diego, there's so much to do there. And so much not to do too - sometimes, relaxing is the best.

Glad you had a great time! :)

Blair said...

Looks like you had lots of fun! You are gorgeous and I loved all of your cute outfits! Smokin' hot! Thanks for sharing these pictures!

Sole Matters said...

i tagged you in my post today!!

A Girl Can Dream said...

So glad you enjoyed SD...we have a lot of people coming out for our wedding in July and since I've never played tourist here, please let me know what your favorite things to do/see are...they are all excited and asking already! =) Cute pics!!

A Girl Can Dream said...

So glad you enjoyed SD...we have a lot of people coming out for our wedding in July and since I've never played tourist here, please let me know what your favorite things to do/see are...they are all excited and asking already! =) Cute pics!!

MissJody said...

Life would be good:

If I could only look like you in a bathing suit.

I'm glad you had a great time. :)

Leigh said...

Hey Lady! I always hear great things about San Diego...but after seeing your pictures I am sold! ha!! Oh & how bad I would love a massage right about now! Glad you and the hubs had a good time!! Have a GREAT Monday!!

Marian said...

Sounds like an amazing vacation pretty lady. Tres jealous!!

xoxo

Kristina and TJ said...

That sounds like my kind of vacation. It looks like an amazing resort! I might have to put that one on my list to visit. I'm glad y'all had a great time. You looked so cute in your pictures. Now, I'm super jealous you are going back next week.

katie + bret said...

FUN! Super fun! You guys are some pretty people, just FYI.

Allison said...

What fun! You have some great pictures too. I'd love to go their on a trip. I just need someone to accompany me!

Thanks so much for the sweet comment btw! You're great!

Ashley @ KiwisandCocktails said...

How Fun!! Looks like you all had an amazing time! You look great in all the photos!!

Jane said...

SD looked like so much fun! I live so close yet do not go enough. Hmmm. Maybe soon :)

perfectly paisley said...

Looks like you had a really great time! Glad the weather was great!

Christa said...

You are too cute! Loved all the pictures! Glad ya'll had such a great time! :)

Amber said...

Awww I'm super jealous! Looks like an amazing time! Y'all are all so cute :-)

The SSS Sophisticate said...

Looks like you guys had a great time! Welcome home!

Kari said...

how fun! love all of your outfits ps- i did snag a pair of revas :)

Kristin said...

What gorgeous pictures! You are in killer shape lady!

Brittany Ann said...

How fun! What a gorgeous getaway!

Crazy Shenanigans said...

Wow! That place looks so great and really fun! Glad you had a great time!

Elizabeth Marie said...

You are the cutest thing ever!!! I'm so glad you guys had a good time! I adore your dress in the last picture! XOXO!

Love Lace said...

All your outfits are so cute!! Looks like such a beautiful place! Glad it was nice and relaxing!!!

Perfectly Pleasant said...

Y'all are just too cute! Looks like an awesome time!

defining amy said...

wow. i'm so glad you got such a nice getaway. it looks beautiful, and you look so happy. yay!!

OceanDreams said...

You were just around the corner from me, such a small world. Looks like you had an amazing time and you look just lovely - I love all of your outfits. Thanks for your sweet comment today on my blog, glad you shared my definition of love with your hubs! Have a great week love, xoxo!

Teresa said...

Kelsey!
So happy you shared your trip!
Looks like you and San Diego were a perfect match! I know you brought a sun-kissed glow back to Seattle! I'm missing that SUNNY glow look!
XXOOXX

Sweet Simplicity said...

How fun! I need a vacation asap! :)

Andee Layne said...

great photos! I live in OC...Great blog! Please check out my fashion and lifestyle blog www.andeelayne.blogspot.com . Follow mine as I will yours xo

Elle Squared said...

Isn't it beautiful here? Just when I get wishing I lived somewhere else, I realize that the short time we have here in So Cal should be enjoyed! :)

Iva said...

you two are so cute!! :) glad you had such a great time!!

Jax said...

AWESOME photos!! And PS.. If I do crossfit, can I look like you in a bikini?! :) And love you in your cute dress like the one I have, too! So adorable on you!!! (love the colorful one, too!!!) I'm dying for a massage and a warm vacation...and and and.. I'm pretty much drooling about your vacation right now! haha! So glad you had fun, pretty girl! :)

Life at the White House said...

Okay - a few things.

1.) You are adorable!!! You and the hubby are a seriously beautiful couple.

2.) Is that a Coach clutch I see???? I *NEED* it....is it new by any chance? Must google that now!

3.) Glad you had a blast - what great pictures!!!!!

Neha said...

Great pictures and feel good to come across your blog...you have another lady in your circle now... an Indian :)))

Leah said...

What a fun, fun vacation! I love your pictures! I want to go now. =)

Have a great day!

HaNgiN' wiTh tHe BrAdfORdS said...

I WANNA GO!!!

ps- good luck with studying up on your new drug!! i know (from b's experience) how that goes!!

saltsays said...

What a great recap! I lived in SoCal for 3 years and your pictures make me miss it!

Megan said...

All of your outfits are so cute! Looks like such a fun trip!

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