Love Overflowing

What I did on my summer vacation

Vacations…never long enough are they? We have had our vacation planned since January!! Let me tell you, it took a long darn time to get here! So much had happened since now and then too! Luckily, we were able to keep our vacation plans and go on a much needed vacation.

Beautiful San Diego. Where there is so much to do and the weather is supposed to be wonderful??? Well, there was so much to do and it was beautiful but the weather….The weather was unusually HOT!!! I think I actually missed the St. Louis weather! It was nice and cool while we were gone. We sweated like crazy while on vacation but that was ok. It was nice pool and beach weather!

We didn’t get to do everything that we wanted to do. I don’t think there is any way possible to do that unless you have two weeks there! We just took things at our own pace and saw what we wanted to see. There were no hard set itineraries. We had a few places that we really wanted to go and we still didn’t get to do all of those but that’s ok. Just means we’ll have stuff to do when (if) we ever make it out there again!

We did get to hit Sea World. Emily was in LOVE! She loved watching all the whales, dolphins and sea lions. She laughed like crazy when she watched the shows, especially the funny sea lion show. She got to enjoy some time in the Sesame Street section as well. Stephen won “Daddy of the Year” award by taking her on some of the rides. We spent a good deal of time there but still didn’t get to see everything we wanted to see. We actually could have went back another day but never had the time. It was a great time. Hot but good. I was the only one that got burnt. We do think the heat was too much for Emily though as she got sick at dinner. That was one of the deciding factors as whether or not to go to Disneyland. We didn’t.

We also spent some time on Coronado, the Gaslamp Quarter, and malls. We got to visit with Stephen’s friends and their daughter. Emily was in HEAVEN! The next day we heard all about Ava and how she scared her. It was a good visit. We went to Old Town and visited with some of my friends. That needs a post of its own really. Emily also got to experience the ocean and the beach! She was like a kid in a candy store! The smile on her face stretched from ear to ear! I loved seeing her have so much fun and be so happy.

I know we did so much more than that. I just can’t seem to remember it all right now. I do know that all of us had a wonderful time. It was sad to come home but good at the same time. Emily did an amazing time on the airplane as well, both ways. The only time we had a meltdown was when we landed and had to wait for everyone to get off of the plane before us. She had no patience because she knew that Grandma and Papa were waiting for her!

I will post a few pictures but you can find the rest in my Picasa album, linked on the right side of the page.

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