Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Californ-i-a

I had a little bit of down time while the boy is napping so I decided to post a little somethin' somethin' on the blog.  Well I say he is napping, he is in his crib talking, trying to keep from going to sleep. . . We will see how long that lasts.

There are many things I want/need to blog about, but I am not sure where to begin.   Let's see, maybe we should start with our trip out to California to visit our college friends Matt and Sarah Arnett.
Matt and Sarah at Santa Monica Beach
We really had a great time.  To get there we flew, which was interesting with a 5 and 1/2 month old.  The first flight was early so Reid actually ended up sleeping, in a seat that wasn't being used for the first 2 hours.
Reid sleeping 

We got there and started our adventure.  However, I knew Matt and Sarah had a really nice camera, so I just took along our little point and shoot that doesn't take very good pictures, so I have precious little here in Texas to show you.  When I get them from Matt and Sarah however, you can bet there will be more.  Here are just a few things we did and I have pictures for.

The Santa Monica Pier
Reid and Daddy 
It was unusually cold for Cali

Reid being chauffeured to the water

Pretty pier

pretty sunset

We went to a local Farmer's Market and the Rose Bowl (where the longhorns beat USC for the national championship)
Dark picture of me and Reid at the Market

Family at the Market in still cold Cali

Rose Bowl

All in our Longhorn gear

We also went to Hollywood
Reid and Daddy with the hollywood sign to the left in the back ground

Mommy and Reid and Hollywood

The Family

We are pointing to the Hollywood sign. . .you can barely see it
 We went to the Chinese Theater where there were all the handprints of famous people
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Now for those who don't know, I absolutely L-O-V-E(ed) The Wizard of Oz movie when I was little. . . Like had an identity crisis in thinking I was Dorothy.  I would introduce myself as Dorothy Gail from Kansas.  So when we got there there was a mad search for Judy Garland, the actress who played Dorothy.  After consulting a map we finally found her.  It was on of the biggest highlights of the trip for me.

So happy

Like I said, I don't have many pictures with me, we took a bunch, just not with our camera.  Hopefully I will get others up here soon.


4 comments:

Brittney said...

Such great pictures!! It looks like you guys had a wonderful time. We'll be going to San Fran and LA in April/May..I sure hope it warms up a bit!! :) Thanks for sharing with us.

Matt said...

Accept that dropbox referral I sent and we will share the pics! :)

Kristen said...

sweet! Did you send it to mark? I signed up for a drop box account when we got back!

Kristen said...

my dropbox name is kristenclifton08@yahoo.com