Tuesday, June 19, 2012

recap of our visit back to orange county, ca

After 3 weeks in southern California, Bryan flew to Maine for work and I finally booked myself a return flight to North Carolina. I'm so sad to be leaving Orange County, but I'm not going to lie... I can't wait to get back to my house! Cali has been in California since Easter, so it's time to bring my Carolina girl back home and get back into the swing of things in the south. 

Laguna Beach, CA

my little swimmer

getting sun in my parents backyard

Dinner at Las Brisas - Laguna Beach

BBQ with the parents

 Little stinker-face apparently like's In and Out

In and Out - Double double animal and protein style. Is there any other way?


My parents afternoon ritual - boozin' in the spa!

Most random homemade dinner ever


Tuba time for Calz

Monkey Balls at Sushi Laguna - Laguna Beach - best sushi restaurant in the country

Devil Roll - Sushi Laguna - Laguna Beach - best roll you'll ever eat!

Sunset and dolphin watching - Laguna Beach

Angels vs. Mariners baseball game - Anaheim - Go Angels!

Someone loves running through the sand like a crazy lady!

Yardhouse and Wine Depot with the newly engaged couple - We actually stayed out to midnight and didn't want to go home!

Our weeks back home were so relaxing, yet filled with the perfect amount of family and friend time. Father's Day was a day of answered prayers. Truly. Answered. Prayers.

 Back home to Charlotte I go...


  1. this post makes me miss you guys. :(

  2. I love this post! I am headed out to San Diego over Labor Day and CAN'T WAIT! Your pictures make me that much more excited! We're flying into John Wayne airport in OC and driving down the PCH to San Diego. And your sweet pup Cali, she's sooo adorable!

  3. This is a great post. Love the afternoon ritual of boozing in the spa, Laguna, Cali in tuba and all the rest.
    I'm actually making my way back to Cali and the OC 4th of July weekend. :-)

  4. Great post! Sounds like you had such a fun time! I love the picture on the beach. I wouldn't mind going there right now. And your hair looks really pretty in the last picture.


  5. Your pup sneaking a fry is too cute!! And the beach looks fab....looks like you both had a fab time!

  6. you know what... I'm glad I didn't grow up in SoCal because I never would have left my parents house. And something tells me that developmentally that's not normal. oh wait... I still live at home...


    Cali is the cutest thing... as are you and Bryan and your families!

    But seriously... welcome back to the East Coast : )


  7. Can I move in with your parents? Laguna Beach looks amazeballs. I want to live there. And I lol'd at your tweet about your parents getting toasty in the hot tub. Please let me have that life when I am their age. PRETTY PLEASE!

  8. I love your California pics! But taking the cake are Cali sneaking the In & Out fry and your dad all bundled up but still enjoying a glass of red outdoors. Those gloves are killing me.

    Killing me!

  9. Gorgeous pictures!!! They make me want to visit CA badly!! That sushi restaurant looks amazing and Cali is adorable sneaking those fries!

  10. looks like you had an amazing time here in California :) especially being that OC is your hometown :)
    that photo of you on the beach is gorgeous!!

  11. My mouth is watering for that sushi! Looks like y'all had a blast!

  12. Awww i love this post so much ...all of it! My favorite part has to be your adorable parents still showing off their romance. Soooo stinkin cute. Take me with you next time! After these pics and my brothers pics I am dying to visit southern California. It looks too good to be true :-)

  13. Awww i love this post so much ...all of it! My favorite part has to be your adorable parents still showing off their romance. Soooo stinkin cute. Take me with you next time! After these pics and my brothers pics I am dying to visit southern California. It looks too good to be true :-)

  14. Amazing pictures!! Hope you enjoyed!!

    Kisses :)

    Eyes of zodiac

  15. Ummmmmmmmm truly answered prayers on Father's Day!?!?!? We will be chatting bc my mind is spinning in one direction, but I'm guessing it's not at all about what I'm hoping for :) Regardless, good to hear.

    Love all the pics and I about died seeing Cal's swim since I've never seen her do that before. Sneaking In & Out!?!? Hilarz. Can't wait to see you guys.

  16. This post makes me smile. Looks like a fab vacation. I absolutely love the picture of your dog trying to eat that french fry. PRECIOUS!!

  17. Your parents look like the most fun parents EVER! And lil diva Cali looks like she had a great vacation!

  18. Gorgeous pictures!! Love the one of your pup sneaking a fry, ha!

  19. you are SO GORG - I think it everytime I read your blog!! and that Sushi looks sooo delish!! love all the pics!

  20. Seriously, OC looks amazing! I want to go there so badly now haha. Gorgeous pictures!

  21. What kind of pup is Cali? So, so cute! I want one :)

    Looks like an amazing time in the OC!!

  22. Your trip looks amazing. Sun, water and time with friends and family. Love it! I have never been to California, but am dying to visit!! Your post is making me want to book my flight now. Glad you had fun! :)

  23. I NEED the blue dress you are wearing in the first pic. Where is it from.

    Your "vacation" home looks like so much fun. Glad you got to enjoy some down time.

  24. looks like y'all had a great time! all of the food looks delicious - and the pic of your dog stealing a french fry made me laugh :)

    - lauren

  25. I love your pup stealing a fry!!

  26. I've been wanting to try Las Brisas for so long, but can NEVER remember to get down there!

    I now know what's for dinner! That's what our hamburgers..all about! ;)

    YAY! Go Angels!! I like that shirt..is it a Victoria's Secret one??

  27. Seriously... Cali can not get any cuter! LOL Love the pics! Especially her stealing a french fry! Sneaky little thing! :)


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