Monday, August 20, 2018

Northern California Recap Part 3: Santa Cruz

Morning Foxy Friends! Today I'm bringing you the last installment of our long weekend a couple of weeks ago. If you missed it, we went to Monterey and then San Francisco to visit some friends. The last leg of our trip we went to visit my aunt and uncle in Aptos. They have the cutest house over looking the ocean. My cousins kid happened to be visiting at the same time, so it was fun for her to get some time with her grandparents (my aunt and uncle), and for all the kids to get to play together.

We got there about noon and headed straight for Santa Cruz boardwalk. I had no idea there was a real boardwalk with games and rides and the whole nine yards. So fun! We bought the $40 unlimited ride bracelet ( we just had to ride 8 rides to make it worth it).

Corndogs were a must when at the boardwalk.

It was pretty much the perfect day, not too hot or cold.

Baby Fox and well call her M, got to go on the sky buckets alone! They felt so big kid.

Meanwhile Mini Fox and I went on the Carousel, which had a fun game where you grabbed rings and tried to throw them in a clown mouth, all while riding the horses...super fun, we went on it 3 times in a row.

The bigger kids joined us for times 2 and 3.

My aunt bought them all cotton candy...spoiled!

The girls rode this a million times.

While boy rode the bumper cars. Getting our bracelet money worth.

Then we all went on it.

Mr. got bored and took a chair down by the beach, the kids wanted to go out and play in the sand.

We were about to leave thinking there weren't too many more rides, but then we found out the other side was full of  the small kids rides!

We headed back to the house for some pizza and the kids went in the spa...looks at this view from their deck.

Lots of talking and catching up and the kids had a blast. They set up a kids room downstairs with bunk beds for the kids.

We had such a blast on our trip and were so sad to see it end! Until next time! We're currently in I'll see you on Wednesday!

Friday, August 17, 2018

Friday Favorites #175

Happy Friday! As you read this I'm probably driving towards Yosemite. We're splitting up the drive time, since we live so far from Yosemite, we don't want to waste one of our camping days driving, so we split it up so we can arrive bright and early on our first camping day. Anyway....let's get onto Friday favorites.

In case you missed it this week, I actually recapped our vacation last week.

Monday: Northern California Recap Part 1
Tuesday: Northern Califonria Recap Part 2: San Fransisco
Wednesday: Soon To Be Favorite Fall Outfit

Friday We finally went school shopping, it was a tough decision.

Darn this picture turned out blurry, hate when that happens.

Then my brother came to town and we picked up Baby Fox from coding camp.

Then Mr. and my brother and the kids headed to the movies to see the new Teen Titans Go movie. I stayed home and returned a bunch of stuff...then my parents came over for dinner, they made tacos they were delicious. Saturday Mr., my brother and the kids walked down to the local Starbucks.

These kids are part monkey.

Afterwards, my brother and I took Baby Fox to Sparring class. There were a ton of kids there.

Then we came home and went swimming!

Then some BBQ steaks for dinner.

It was national s'mores day on Friday, so we had to celebrate (got too late to do it on the actual day).

Monday the kids were super lucky and a family friend took them to Disneyland! They had a blast.

They decided to stay for fireworks, which meant that Mr. and I got an unexpected date night! We made it down to Laguna Beach just in time for the sunset.

Perfect way to end the day.

I really want to buy know me and tulle skirts...for the price, I think I HAVE to have it.

This song is really old, but I just really like it. So beautiful.

This was an interesting watch about a girl who trained as an elite gymnasts, Olympic hopeful, but ultimately decided she wanted to find the love of the sport again.

I think Ariana Grande is so talented, I love when she does singing things like this to show off her talent. Confession time: I saw Titanic twice in the theaters when it came out, own the movie and watch it every time it comes on TV whether I have time for it or not. When I first got my iPod Touch (yep dating myself here), I put Titanic on it as my first movie to watch while working out...yep crying on the treadmill, even though I've seen this movie 500 times! Note to self, don't watch sad movies while working out.

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