Friday, August 19, 2011

california vacation...

we just got home from our last summer vacation!  this vacation was spent with all
 of my siblings and all of the cousins except 3 {tj, taylor {mission}, nick {mission}.  Everyone together
 to celebrate my niece lauren's wedding in San Diego.  we decided to make it 
a Johnson family reunion to top off the wedding week! haha
we had so much fun!!

  we started off in Huntington beach on tuesday playing at the beach and then the pool
 waterslides. the kids loved swimming and playing in the ocean.  
the waves were huge and we just missed the "US OPEN" surfing competition. 
 i also made my family take some family pictures that night on the beach.
 they love it when i do this to them! ~wink wink

 this is now my new favorite so cal hot spot! 
 it's clean and actually the cutest little surf town. 
 i love huntington beach!

the kids love digging for sand crabs... even little miss ivy!

charlee & ivy

boston and hayes had a blast chasing after eachother on the slide. 
 i'm surprised the lifeguard didn't kick them out! 

  a little photo shoot...

cutest little girlies!!

my handsome boys!

then off to our favorite pizza of all time, Roundtable pizza!!  cory teases me because
 my family worships this pizza place so him and boston and all the nieces and 
nephew always tell us it's not even good! haha   it's actually fabulous, or maybe
 it's just when i was little we ate it all the time! 


wednesday we met more of the family and were off to 
bright & early!!

aunt rachel was the favorite, feeding all the kids cotton candy while in line! 

the new ariel ride is darling!! we were so excited to see this new ride and 
the new star tours ride! {which is very awesome} 

we rode the carousel a lot while everyone went on 'screamin'.  

  look!! it's our dad! haha    
cory is not a huge fan of disneyland but i was so proud of him that day! 
he was such a trooper and pulled over a 12 hr day! booyah!   
 i sent him off with the boys to ESPN zone for dinner and games.  he was loving that!


thursday we slept in and then headed to San Diego. When we checked into our hotel in la jolla we saw that the Seattle Seahawks were there for the chargers/seahawks game.
Boston thought that was pretty awesome.  the kids went swimming
while Grandpa Johnson, Darren and I took all the the teenage/ adult cousins {boston included}
 to do baptisms at the San Diego temple.
This was such an awesome experience for the kids to have their own session in the baptistry
 {which was so beautiful} and to have Grandpa there to baptize all of us.  
my dad said to us, this is one of the greatest experiences of his life! :) he is so cute!

grandpa with his grand daughters.  gorgeous girls!!

 me with my dad and brother darren



friday we played at Pacific Beach so the kids could walk on the pier and shop.
 it wasn't our favorite beach, but the kids still had fun!  we stayed here once with all
my sisters on our very first sisters trip and it is definitely sweet spot to be
sleeping over the ocean!

later that night my sisters and i {aka "the aunts"} threw lauren a bridal shower by the poolside. 
 it turned out so nice and she had a gazillion guest show up to support her!  

and then preparing for the big day on saturday... "the wedding"
 {scroll down to next post}


Jenn Granum said...

So many great shots - I love your family pics on the beach. So darling! Miss you and your little stinkers!

{jane} said...

amazing family - amazing family vacation-wedding! you are gorgeous lady.

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