Bali Is Calling Our Names..

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

We are off to this beautiful island this weekend.
8 days in paradise. Just me and my man.
See those little villas on the water up there on the upper left? That's where we are staying all week.
I'm a little giddy about this trip, if you can't tell:)
Why Bali, you ask? ..lots of people have asked us why we chose to go there.
Let me tell you why...yes the plane tickets there are insanely expensive {which is why this is our gift to each other for the next couple of holidays}, but once you get there it is dirt cheap. I'm talking $30 a night to stay, CHEAP food, entertainment, massages etc. It's a surfer's dream {jason is just as giddy as I am but more about those waves;)}, warm water, beautiful beaches, and a culture we have never experienced before. 

Can't wait to just be with my husband for all hours of the day. 

Orange County Fair

Sunday, August 5, 2012

What is summer without a good ol' county fair. 
We met up with our peeps (the Morris's) and had a grand old time.
As much as I love the greasy fair food, the spinning rides, the games, and the hypnotist shows, I think one of my favorite things about the fair is the people watching. It truly brings all the freaks out and it is a sight to behold. But that is why I love America and am grateful for it's diversity.
 Tried my first batch of fried oreos...I'd give them a 6 out of 10.
 And we cant forget Mr. Funnel cake eating contest man. Might of made me gag watching him shove that cake in his face while breaking out in food sweats. I could only handle watching it long enough to take this picture.
Thanks for the fun times OC fair. 
We will see you in all your glory yet again next summer.


Sunday, August 5, 2012

My man's birthday is next weekend, but we are going to our sweet cousin Kaitlin's wedding all day so we decided it would be best to celebrate him a week early. 
We both had never been Parasailing before and I had seen ads for this place really close so I thought that would be fun. Saturday we woke up and went to breakfast at our favorite place M Street Kitchen (the breakfast tacos are foodgasmic..yeah I just said that). I wanted to surprise him and I kept on making him try to guess and he was absolutely clueless. ha! When he finally figured it out he was so excited and had a perma-smile on his cute face (but when does he not?)

 Taking off.
Touchdown in the water: then completely slowed the boat down so that our feet would dip in the water and as soon as we would touch, they went full throttle and we flew back up in the air immediately. Whew! That's when I got butterflies the most.
 This pic is my fav, but the guy zoomed in so much and with an iphone, it is a given that those won't come out clear.

We were surprised at how peaceful and quite it was when you were up there. (800ft)
And I kind of loved doing it over a place where we live because you could see EVERYTHING and knew what you were looking at.

Happy early birthday my love!

Summer Update

Sunday, August 5, 2012

I have no idea who still reads this, but that's ok. I want to document what is going on in our lives for record purposes:)
This summer has been a little different that usual..I won't get into all of it, but basically J's current job owns him and we really only see each other on the weekends. His job pretty much owns him year round, but since it is summer I am THAT much more annoyed about it. That being said, we LIVE for the weekends and try to jam pack those days into non stop summer fun.
Get ready for picture overload.

We had our 2nd annual LeSueur reunion last weekend & it was a blast. 
We camped on the beach at Del Mar in Oceanside and it was picture perfect.
It was so fun..I just wish it was a week long instead of just the weekend. But I'll take what I can get:)
 Nothing like camping on the sand: going to bed and waking up to the sound of waves = heaven.

 I REALLY really love my sisters. They are simply the best.

 It is a blessing and curse that we live so close to this delicious gold mine. 
Next time you're in LA, stop by for a scoop of heaven on a cone.
(a bit pricey, but what in LA isn't these days..sigh)
 Saturdays. Beach. All. Day. Long.
 Growing up we always went to movies and concerts at Mission Viejo Lake. There was nothing more fun than sitting on the grass on a summer night with blankets and food and watching a movie under the stars. I was determined to find the best "movie in the park" vendor and this particular one did not disappoint. A live band started off the night while food trucks were lined up to grab a bite to eat. We love us some food truck street food.
The movie featured was Twilight (I know, I know) but it wasn't bad, it was actually quite comical and we enjoyed the whole thing! (jason really got into it..but don't tell him I said that;)
 Obviously we make our monthly (or more) weekend trips down to our hometowns. 
(FYI people always like to tease us about going down so often, but when both your families are from there, and we both have fairly large families there is ALWAYS something going on especially in the summer..another blessing/curse in our life, but I look at it more as a blessing :)

 This is my pretty friend Courtney. I love when she takes sick days to go to shop and go to the beach with me all day! She's da best.

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