Wednesday, April 30, 2014

california beaches

we went to 3 different beaches while we were in California last week! 1 on Sunday night right when we arrived in Anaheim (Huntington), and 2 different beaches in Santa Barbara! 

after 4 days in Disney, we needed a little bit of a break (Disneyland is no "vacation" my friends. in the words of my funny dad "this trip man.... it's beatin the crap outta me. i'm outta shape!" we go hard core... duh!) so we headed down to Santa Barbara where my aunt + uncle + 3 cousins live. they took us to 2 different beaches and even though those were much more windy than the one we went to on Sunday, we had the greatest time. sweatshirts n' all :)

the beaches in Cali... are amazing. (im sure they don't even compare to others... such as Hawaii.) but there are pretty views, pretty palm trees, and pretty piers. just all around pretty. 

 ^^^ all from Huntington beach! pretty huh? called for some amazing pictures. that's for sure.^^^

^^^ and these are from the 2 beaches in Santa Barbara! chilly, but so so fun.^^^

i love this family of mine so much. we had the best laughs and memories on this trip! it was such a perfect get-away right before i leave them for 18 months. we know this might never happen again, so we took full advantage. and that is why it was THE BEST WEEK EVER. i miss it already. 

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

happy ONE YEAR to us

April 23, 2014    that makes one year since Tyler and i became official. officially dating. officially together.

has it really been a year? i can't even believe it. while sometimes i feel like it has flown, at other times i just wish i could go back to the exact moment when Tyler asked me to be his.

even though 6 months were spent together, and 6 were apart, we have grown closer than ever. through letters and emails and voice recordings, we have come to realize how perfect life is because we have each other. yes, we're apart, but hey, distance makes the heart grow fonder. right? and it's all uphill from here! distance really means nothing, when someone means everything. i fall more & more in love with Tyler every single day. he is my favorite person in the whole wide world, and i don't know what i would ever do without him. he's my better half.

this past year has been the very best, all because of him. i will never forget the summer we spent together before his mission. the endless laughs and inside jokes, the vacations, the countless hours we spent on adventures, the surprises (Tyler is real good at those),going on dates, celebrating anniversaries (we love doing that :), spending every waking moment with one another, deep talks, late nights... and it all led up to preparing Tyler for his mission to Arizona.

i love you Tyler Peery, more than you will ever know. 
and i can't wait to wrap you in my arms again, and kiss your face, and hold you... soon. 

1 year down, here's to a million more 

Monday, April 28, 2014

the happiest place on earth

well, im back! back from my favorite place in the whole wide world. after a 2 hour detour and 15 hour drive we made it home. the fam and i had such an awesome time together and we cherished every single minute we had! (seriously though... we did. open to close everyday my friends!)

if anyone knows my family... they know we don't mess around when it comes to Disneyland. we go hardcore! we did 4 days hopping from park to park... running for fast passes (like... FAR) iphone apps telling us the shortest lines, magic morning early birds.... we do it all. we make use of all the time we have in Disneyland! also, at the end of the day (when our feet are about to fall off...) we like to count up all the rides we rode that day! we used to hit some pretty high numbers when we would have to split up (little kids riding littler rides) but now, since quince is old enough we rode everything all together (she rode Screamin for her first time! little cutie!)

monday - 23 rides / tuesday - 35 rides / wednesday - 20 rides / thursday - 27 rides

it was the greatest trip in the world. and here are a million and 1 pictures to prove it :)

if you can't tell by the pictures....we LOVE DISNEYLAND. it was the best little get-away right after i finished finals. being with my family is my favorite thing... then being at our favorite place too??? what could be better! the only thing i thought of was having TYLER there too. he was missed. by me and my fam. (mostly me......) and mickey + minnie are just asking for us to come back in about 2 years!

i love you Disneyland! until next time!