We met some amazing people while living in Hawaii and one couple in particular that will be forever friends, Josh and Hayley Wilbur. Its been over a year since we've seen them, when they came to AZ to visit us; the ball was in our court to go visit them. So we finally made the trek out to Temecula, CA. It was a short trip, but well worth it!
Saturday January 21.
We rented a car and made our way there. We left super early (well super early for us lucky ones that have a toddler likes to sleep in) around 6am on Saturday morning. It just so happened that of course on this particular weekend a cold front moved in so when we got there we spent most of the day inside their apartment chatting and catching up on each others lives. Although we would have loved to seen more Temecula, it was time well spent. That evening they showed us the cute little city they live in. We went to downtown Temecula and walked the main street. And enjoyed a little time at the Sweet Shop, a candy store filled with lots of sugar. :) We headed back to their place for a dance party while fixing dinner. And the rest of the night spent playing games, laughing and talking.
Sunday January 22.
We shouldn't admit to it, but we took into account our 'vacation rules' and skipped out on church on Sunday.
...it was their stake conference.
We decided to spend the day in San Diego. It's only an hour way and Jason hasnt spent much time there. We went to the Mormon Battalion and enjoyed the interactive tour.
Afterward, we headed to Coronado Island. We had to get our toes in the sand and in the water, its been way too long since we've been to the beach! It was Deacons first time at the beach and he was amazed at how the sand felt and loved playing in it. His first step down on the beach he paused and was very curious what he had stepped on.
We headed out before it got too dark so we could stop by the San Diego Temple. I was kind of insistent on going because Jason had never been to it. That temple really is incredible. It is so beautiful! We walked around the grounds for a little bit then headed back up to Temecula for dinner. While the kids went to bed, we stayed up pretty late again, I think because none of us wanted that short vacation to end.
Poor Jason got talked into helping, acting as a soldier in the Mormon Battalion.
What a trooper.
No pun intended.
They have a great outside area for kids to learn what it was like on the trail.
We were busy taking pictures of each other that when we turned around we saw the boys running full speed for the life guard tower.
There was a man on the beach that built this incredible detailed sand castle....
Deacon was insistant on building one of his own.
He wouldn't leave the beach until Daddy helped him make one.
Monday January 23.
We wish we could have stayed another several days, but we had to return back to AZ to get back to 'real life'.
Yep, thats clear evidence of cheetos.
I took his picture....
And then he insisted on taking mine.... "cheese mom"
....and then about 100 more.
Not just of me. But Everything.
Thank you Wilburs for an amazing weekend!
Now the ball's back in your court to come visit us.