Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Our first family vacation

We decided that it was time to take our first family vacation to Monterey/Carmel/Big Sur a few weekends ago. I learned a few important lessons:
1. When you bring kids with you...especially when you have a 2yr old and a 7 month old, it WONT really be a vacation.
2. Naps are crucial to happiness
3. Eating too many carmeled apples will make you sick, even if they are the tastiest thing you have ever had
4. If you stay up late enough, you will laugh harder than you ever have before.
5. If you have a child sleeping in the bathroom (in a pack and play) you will inevitably have to use the bathroom every few hours!

We really had so much fun. We got to go to the Monterey Bay aquarium and see sharks (Ty's favorite), run 6 miles up and down the coast, see the ocean from our balcony and watch the otters splash around, get a massage and facial at the spa (THANK YOU Scotty), find a secluded beach up in Big Sur and play in the water and watch the water splash up on the rocks, eat some delicious seafood, take a bike ride with the kids around Monterey, and see some of the prettiest sights I have ever seen! I have to say though, one of my favorite parts was getting to be with Scotty all day long! It was so fun to be together and laugh and play....it felt like we were dating again...and then the kids would cry and we would be brought back to reality! It was awesome!


  1. Yea! I'm so excited for your blog!! I love seeing those pictures of the cubs. They are so cute! I am so surprised by how different Cam and Ty look from each other. Also, I love that first picture. Ty looks so excited to be with his brother and Cam is just thinking "hmmm . . . this flower looks tasty . . . " So cute.

  2. Yea for your blog!! I agree with Courtney and Sam, Ty and Cam look so DIFFERENT!! They really are so cute and we can't wait til we get to see them again! I can see how Cam and Lyla would look similar. Send over those pictures when Cam was Lyla's age (the ones you talked about). Anyway, sounds like your vacation was a blast! We love you guys!

  3. YAY! i'm so glad you have a blog. love you guys. gotta run back to the kiddos. Just wanted to tell you how glad I am to see this thing. :)

  4. Rach, I'm so happy that you have a blog! I think these are some of the first pictures I've ever seen of Cam. Such a cutie! And Ty is looking as cute as ever... and so much like his dad. I'm coming to San Francisco in a few weeks, maybe we can get together.

  5. jared and i had a similar hotel experience where ben slept in a pack and play that we put in the bathroom. i had to go to the bathroom twice that night and instead of "risking it" and waking up my baby i opted to go use the bathroom in the hotel exercise room. pretty awesome!