San Diego Trip

A couple weeks ago we found out that Brett got a new job!  

We are so excited about it, and feel so blessed that he found something.  I have to brag for a minute...

Brett has been looking for a better job more related to the direction he wants to take his career.  He has been looking for over a year now, and it was very discouraging at times.  We just had to keep reminding ourselves that this is a hard time for everyone to find a job, not just us.  But he never gave up and always was diligent in applying for jobs and looking into different options.  After lots of praying, applications, and interviews, he finally landed something that he is excited about!  He is also thinking about starting a Master's program soon.  But more on that another time.  

To celebrate, we decided to spend the long weekend in San Diego.  I have a really cool uncle, named David, who is an attorney in San Diego (he is also an author, he wrote this book.  It's awesome, check it out!  You can even get it on Kindle).  His family lives here in Mesa still, so he comes home nearly every weekend to spend time with them.  He gave us an offer we couldn't turn down...a weekend to stay in his vacant apartment.  

Since he lives there on his own during the week, we refer to it as the "bachelor pad".  It is literally across the street from the ocean, and tucked away in a quaint little part of La Jolla.  Not a pot or pan is stocked in his cupboards, but he is fully equipped with surf boards, boogie boards, beach chairs, and cable TV.

He gave us some great restaurant recommendations, so we had a blast walking around the little shops, lounging at the beach, and taking lots of naps.  Since this time of year is "off-season" we just felt like locals.  For some reason, this trip was exactly what we needed!  A low key, relaxing, fun time, just as our small little family.      

Sleeping in and lots of naps were had.  We pretty much just co-sleep/use the car seat for Landon's sleeping while out of town.  

Loved wearing the Moby wrap with Landon while we walked around and explored this pocket of La Jolla.  

Landon would even take little naps in it while we were out and about...

For lunch one day, we ate at the Cheese Shop--super delicious sandwiches.  It was full of vintage candy, and even popular Canadian novelty sodas and candy.  Brett enjoyed looking through stuff and telling me things about the different Canadian items.

 About to brave the cool California waters and skim board...

 At Piatti, an Italian restaurant that was seriously delicious.  I could have eaten their bread with oil and balsamic all day long.  It was embarrassing how many baskets of bread we asked for... 

And then it was time to head home.  We have a good little traveler.  We love having the mirror on the back seat, so we can see what he's up to during the long drive.   

1 comment:

  1. Great photos! Glad you had fun! Any time you want to crash, it's yours!