Monday, September 7, 2009

Our Visit Up North....

We spent our weekend in beautiful Monterey. I love going to Monterey! It brings back such great memories of my Uncle John. (My Uncle who went to be with the Lord...)
We went to watch his daughter get married.(my cousin) Our whole family went. It's always hard for my grandma (his mom) but we had a wonderful time and made great memories.


We stayed here.....


The Old St. Angela Inn. A cozy little bed and breakfast! The owner is such a sweet lady.(especially for letting us stay with all the kids) If your ever in the area, I highly recommend staying there! The breakfast is amazing and afternoon tea time is a perfect touch to a perfect day.

My grandma and I stayed up late having tea and talking....a memory I will never forget.




we had a room with a beautiful view

of the garden....


and no one fell out! Landen did try to pull a Micheal Jackson with Finley but that's about it.

The brides family and the grooms family rented out the whole inn.


after getting all the kids ready for the wedding...anyone want to guess which kid fell in the koi pond and got soaking wet?

Doing the bride's hair...


Farrah was the happy flower girl


My Uncle and brother were very, very close!
Lauren asked if my brother would walk her down the aisle in her dad's place.

She made a beautiful bride. They are such a cute couple. Her dad would be so proud!
She married a great guy (the youngest of 7 kids) and married into a great family.


Lots of dancing....






Landen had a big crush on the bride!


Pretty Finley sitting in church....


She fell asleep during the reception...


Stinky looked so handsome in his tux....

It was so fun to be around my cute little nephew Colton all weekend too!



The cousins had such a fun time together...

We found our new house...I've always wanted a bright yellow house!
Too bad it wasn't for sale (or in our budget)



One night we went down to Fisherman's Wharf


This is us excited to eat our favorite Clam Chowder out of a sourdough bread bowl.



we even danced to the music from the sidewalk entertainers


The kids enjoyed exploring all the tide pools!!!

We took our time driving down the coast on our way home......


we stopped to admire the shores full of seals...

and stopped at California's best wind surfing spot

So beautiful.....(look close at this picture)


and you can see the kids running off some energy on our long drive....

home.

Now I'm sure you want to go run some energy off after sitting here looking at ALL these pictures...sorry I got carried away:)

6 comments:

Christy said...

Beautiful photo's!! So glad you had a wonderful time and a bit of time away!

Scrapingirl said...

You take beautiful pictures. I'm glad ou had a fun time at the wedding. Who fell in?

Simply Blessed said...

Wow... all I can say is beautiful. EVERYTHING!! Glad you guys had such an amazing time making great family memories!

Lisa said...

Never too many pictures!!

The picture of Farrah at the Warf (by the rail) cracks me up! She is such a ham!

Bianca said...

How fun!!! I loved the cottage :) Now I have a great reference point if I'm in the area.

Rossie said...

What fabulous pictures...you have a beautiful family! Looks like a very special trip!