we have finally made it to california!! a month ago when we scheduled this i thought it would never come and now that we are here it doesn't seem real. this trip has been such a light at the end of the tunnel since vaughan had his surgery 4 weeks ago. then the last week with his midterms and grandpa passing, it seemed like it was all catching up on us. my brother in law's mum and her husband have a house up here in laguna. for years she's been telling us to come visit and stay in their new (old) house whenever we wanted. so i finally took her up on her offer and the timing couldn't have been better!
we left monday morning and when we arrived we planned on taking a taxi to their home since her and her husband, david, wouldn't be around. but when we got down the escalators our names were on a sign and she called to let us know they had arranged for a driver instead. then we get to the house and you guys, it is the cutest old beach house right on thelia street which is less than a mile away from the center of laguna beach. we couldn't have been more spoiled.
since we got in at 12 in the afternoon we decided to walk around and hit the beach. we went to eat at BJ's pizza and it's one of my all time favorites. then we got vaughan a swimsuit at Hobies? (i can't remember the name but i'll get back to you on it because it is such a great surf shop with lots of stuff for a good price) and found some stuffed animals for baby k's nursery in some other shops along the way.
we also went to see some family friends for a bbq dinner birthday party later in newport. rio, the birthday girl, has been in love with vaughan since she was like 3 years old haha like she got our engagement picture we sent them (two years ago) and made a decoration out of it for her door nob. and she still has it! and when our aunty asked her what she wanted for her birthday she said to see vaughan. so it was perfect timing that we happened to be here. it was a surprise to her that we were coming so when we opened the door she almost died! then when we had to leave after dinner she started crying. i had to reassure her that we'd see her again while we were here haha i didn't want her to hate me for taking her man away.
even though vaughan and i planned this as a "baby moon" we've actually been hanging out with family since we got here. my brother in law had to make a quick trip for a car show so we invited him to bring some of this kids and hang out for a while longer. so today vaughan and i took beckham and bella to the beach while he worked. we then convinced my dad to bring my brothers and hang out too haha so they are coming tomorrow and we're all going to disneyland. all last minute but we wouldn't have it any other way :)