Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Cali + lots of pictures, for once

Last week, Dan was able to travel to California for a business trip. Thanks to Southwest, I was able to tag along for a "babymoon" of sorts. Highlights included: Attending the beautiful Newport Beach temple.



Seeing dear friends Max & Collin, and their beautiful boys. Attending Disneyland with them was a particular treat.


The bump on Max is sweet little tiny Samuel. I loved when people kept staring at her and saying, "Is that a baby in there??" Yes, yes that is a baby. No, it is not some extraordinarily abnormal growth.



Going to Diddy Riese. Dan ate 3 ice cream sandwiches.


Attending an amazing jazz concert in the park in Coronado.



Eating delicious breakfasts in our adorable B&B and managing some pretty great dinners, too.


Attending a phenomenal concert in Balboa Park with the world's largest outdoor organ.


Seeing my delightful cousins.



Attending the San Diego temple and visiting beautiful La Jolla.




All in all, it was a delightful and relaxing trip, aside from the harrowing trip home...I hate airports. It's also good to be back and to have license to make things like this:


Yes, the ice cream was also homemade, and yes, despite its ease, I did inexplicably feel like a domestic goddess, thank you for asking.

Needless to say, we're excited to spend the rest of the summer exploring and staycationing in DC.

7 comments:

Morgan said...

Babymoon... ha! Love it!

Maxine Parrish said...

Bullet points for bullet points!

* Is that scrambled eggs with the ice cream and strawberries? It can't possibly be, but I can't think of anything else right now. Or maybe cauliflower...

* Your quiche looks oh, so delectable. Really. I want to go to there.

* We had an amazing time with you guys, too! We're so glad you were able to visit during your trip. Here's to hoping we get a little vacation out to your neck of the woods sometime in the not-too-distant future.

Natasha said...

Wow what a great trip. It looks like so much fun. :) Don't you love the Newport Beach Temple. It was the first small temple I had been to and I could not believe how small it really was, but gorgeous. :) Glad you guys got a fun trip in before the baby. :) Trips just get more fun from here on out...just extra bodies. :)

preethi said...

Max - nope, it's shortcake. :) Eggs certainly would've been interesting! Also the tart is phenomenal and also easy. In case you're interested: http://www.davidlebovitz.com/archives/2010/05/french_tomato_tart_recipe.html

Whitney said...

Shut up when were you in Disneyland?!!! We just went last week too!!! WHY DIDN'T I KNOW YOU WERE THERE?!!!

natalie said...

You must immediately give me the recipe for that strawberry shortcake and ice cream picture. I want it. Oh goodness.

preethi said...

Natalie - they were pretty awesome, I must say. Let me know if you make them!

Strawberry shortcakes: http://smittenkitchen.com/2009/05/strawberry-shortcakes/

Strawberry ice cream: http://prudencepennywise.blogspot.com/2008/08/tuesdays-with-dorie-strawberry-white.html