6.01.2010

we left our hearts in california...

our last few days in southern cal were so dreamy. and to be honest--- the whole trip really was what summer should be all about... sunshine. the beach. good food. family time. exploring.

it was so lovely. we are back home, now. happy to be home, because we love dc...

but.

we love the southern cal. thanks all for an all around charming time.

thursday and friday last week were our last two days with the ben family--- on the beach and at the historic san juan capistrano mission (actually named after an italian saint, sweet!). the mission houses the oldest standing building in california. pretty neat :) read more about the mission here.the mission gardens are reason enough to visit.i was really loving this kite...
ben's cute parents--- and some self portraits... since i was behind the camera at the beach a lot.and one of all of us just before we went our separate ways on friday.
linda (mom), dave (dad), christina (sis-in-law), joe (brother), zach (nephew), me, ben, dan (brother) and katie (sister).

we miss it already!

12 comments:

Anna said...

gorgeous pictures! what an amazing trip :)

our little love nest said...

Beautiful, friend!!! I so want to squishy my toes into some California sand. xo
(Awesome kite photos!!!)

communikate. said...

gosh you two are cute.

glad you had a great time! ;)

Rose Red said...

How fun! What city were you guys in?

Len♥reNeverM♥re said...

I can almost taste the salty air...
FUN*

MyLittlePhotographs said...

Great pictures, I love your outfit!!

Alison said...

sigh, i think i might have left mine there, too.

:D

kELLO! said...

wow.

ahlin said...

i'm glad you had fun! i totally went to the san juan capistrano mission on a field trip in fourth grade. those places are awesome :)

Farah said...

Lovely pictures Em! I adore the Kite one. very beautiful!

Crystal Ball said...

I'm a Cali girl myself but I haven't spent much time in the southern part. It looks so beautiful though. Maybe we should trade places? I'd love to go to DC :)
Haha have a lovely week.

shayna said...

Um, sometimes we really look like sisters.