Hey Friends! Yes, I'm still alive! Sorry for the lack of posting lately.....if you follow me on Instagram then you know we've been in California visiting friends and family! We made it out of Michigan just in time to miss two big snow storms (YES!!!) so our trip was timed just right. We still don't have internet at our new house (FYI, if you are building a new home sometimes getting internet and cable hooked up can take 6 months. It sure would have been nice if someone told us that, you know, 6 months ago. So fingers crossed we get hooked up soon because I'm missing important things like blogging and Fuller House.)
Anyway, as most of you know I grew up in Southern California so we go back to visit whenever we have an excuse...and this time it was one of my childhood bestie's wedding! Rebecca (the bride), Erika, and I have been friends since we were 5 years old. Rebecca's dress was amazing and she looked stunning. Each bridesmaid got to choose their own gold gown which was so much fun! I got mine from Rent the Runway and was so happy when it arrived to our hotel and actually fit! Talk about stress! The wedding was GORGEOUS and I got absolutely zero photos thanks to being super tired from traveling with kids and having to leave the reception for an hour to tend to not one but two screaming children. So...that was fun? Regardless Jon and I had a great time celebrating the newlyweds. I'll post pics once I get them from the bride....because I'm sure they are epic!
After the wedding we hopped on over to see my family and attend a baby shower for my cousin's wife, Megean. Here she is with the soon to be Grandma (and my Aunt) Donna.
And my cousin John with Sadie! This was the first time my family got to meet her, so it was extra sweet.
During our trip we also visited my childhood home, which my mom still owns.
Isn't it the cutest house ever? We LOVE our old house so much and miss it like crazy.
Towards the end of the trip we spent the afternoon with my Uncle Dennis, Aunt Ginny, and Aunt Donna at the beach. Hudson's little mind was blown. He had a blast running in and out of the freezing cold water and collecting seashells with my aunt. Sadie even got in on the fun with my uncle, who is such an amazing grandpa!
It was so fun seeing my family love on my kids.
We had such a fun time...but we were ready to be home! Traveling with two little kids is no joke. We also took Hudson to Disneyland AND California Adventure....because we are crazy?....but that deserves it's own post so I'll share all about our fun later in the week!