BEACH DAY IN CARPENTERIA

August 2014

We finally made it to the beach again this summer.  This time around we were invited by a few close friends of ours.  Being that the weather was perfect and Liam loves the beach, we decided to plan a day in Carpenteria.  We packed up an ice chest full of snacks, beverages,  beach blankets, and chairs.  And, of course, we packed a few beers… because what’s a trip to the beach without a few Coronitas? (insert splash of lime here).

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Such an awesome place to be! Our friends camped in their toy hauler the entire week right by the ocean. Something too consider doing with the kiddos in the future.  We didn’t stay the night, but we did in fact stay to watch the sunset.  We ate BBQ burgers and fries.  So good. So bad.  But definitely worth every bite.  It’s Fall season now and California is still blazing hot.  Maybe another trip to the beach?

Happy Fall!!!

Thanksgiving in Texas

Here’s a recap to our Thanksgiving in Texas.  We started off in San Antonio and stayed there for two days to visit. Then we were off to Corpus Christi to spend the rest of the week with my dad’s side of the family.

I wish I would have taken more photos with everyone, but I think we were just having too much fun!  There is never a dull moment at the Garcia headquarters aka my Aunt Christina’s house.  This is the place where all the family gets together; uncles, aunts, cousins, nieces, nephews on my dad’s side of the family.  On my mom’s side, we get together in San Antonio at my Grandma Beatrice house.  She makes the best oatmeal cookies eva!  Wish we could’ve stayed longer in Texas.  I only get to see them once a year,  so it’s always sad to say goodbye.  Anyways, here are a few photos of our memorable trip!

San Antonio

I took Tim to one of the best Mexican restaurants in Downtown San Antonio.  The place is called Rosario’s.  Enchiladas and margaritas are so delicious!  Wish they had an LA restaurant just as good.

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                                   A delicious jalapeño cucumber margarita!!IMG_0192

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Next stop, the Alamo!  The last time I was here was in 6th grade.  Never once had I thought I’d visit this place again, but Tim was determined to take a tour.  So we decided to make it happen.  It was really cold, but that didn’t stop Liam from having some fun!

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Corpus Christi

IMG_0303Have I mentioned how much Liam LOVES books?  Let’s just put it this is, he prefers his books over his toys.  His cousin Olivia reads one of his new books from Grandpa… One Fish, Two Fish…

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They don’t have ice cream trucks in LA! Liam’s first orange push-up!  He was so excited. 🙂
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Good times at the grocery store.  IMG_0359 IMG_0366 IMG_0381Last day in Corpus we joined the family at my cousin Olivia’s birthday party.  It was held at a huge gym where all the kids could run, jump, and do cartwheels.  What a great way to end our day before our 2 hour drive back to San Antonio.

Grandma and Liam

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The birthday girl!IMG_0409What a stud. He can’t keep the girls away!IMG_0436 My favorite cousin Monica and I.IMG_0441 IMG_0467 IMG_0468 IMG_0469I’m also bummed that I didn’t capture the huge Thanksgiving feast we had.  As always, we had our bellies full and our hearts filled with love.   We are so grateful for family, food, and much more! We also never miss a game of Taboo.  It’s a blast when all of us play while drinking several cocktails.   It was nothing but fun and laughs the whole way through.  Hope everyone enjoyed their Thanksgiving as much as we did!!  🙂