Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Santa Barbara vs Rexburg....is there EVEN a vs?

Dall and I were able to finally take a MUCH needed vacation this past week, which turned out to be sooooooo fun. We went out to Santa Barbara to visit my sister Susanna and her family. Thankfully she was able to take time out of her crazy busy schedule to have some fun with us. Our first day there we all went out to a little city called Solvang. It's a cool little Danish/Scandinavian town, one of my favorites. By trolly we traveled up and down State St which had a million fun little shops, we went on an amazing sunset sail and saw the sun set into the ocean, so fun. Took many a walk on the beach and actually found a dead sea lion! We weren't sure if it was dead or not so I walked up to it, jumped at it and finally left it alone. But the MOST amazing part about the vacation was probably the food...hands down. Jennifer cooked such amazing meals, and there was the BEST seafood on the harbor and now I'm going through withdrawls being back in Rexburg...cause I could REALLY go for a shrimp cocktail or clam chowder right now. It really was so fun to see Sue, Jennifer, and our cute nieces Cassidy and Ella who are soooo big now! Cassidy is ten and Ella is 5 starting Kindergarten and she has the most attitude I have ever seen a 5 year old possess (sp?), she is so much fun.
It really was great to finally spend some time with my amazing sister and her family, it was much needed.
So now after such a great vacation we are back in Rexburg and wanting even more to leave....even though we know we will miss Rexburg like crazy when it's all said and done.
So Dallin is starting back to school in a couple days, and once again I am so jealous! And he is still an amazing guy...I am lucky.
So other than our amazing vacation, nothing else is really new...so that's it for right now.

Dallin and me in Solvang

Sue, Cassidy, Ella, and me

The dead sea lion

Dallin and I exploring State

Amazing Dal

Cass and me LOVING our yogurtland yogurt...yum!


Stacy K said...

BEAUTIFUL pictures of you, sweet girl! I love you with long hair. I love you with short hair, too, but I think you look super cute in these pix. Also, congrats on your dead sea lion. There's a first for everything, you know. =)

Anonymous said...

So fun! Now I need a vacation TO Rexburg!

Amber Lynn said...

I'm totally from Santa Barbara! well actually closer to Solvang.. but i grew up there.. did you go to the little bread store there? AMAZING...