San Diego Days 3 & 4

Hi guys!  It has been a busy, but really fun two days in California.  We made our way to Orange County yesterday afternoon. 

Friday morning we woke up bright and early (thanks to the time difference) and I headed to the gym while Jon worked from the hotel.  Here is my sad attempt at taking pictures while running on the treadmill… 

Late Friday afternoon, we started our drive to Orange County.  It was quite a beautiful drive with very scenic views, which made it fly by.  


Driving through Carlsbad.

We switched out our rental car (my husband has been here all week for work) and we got upgraded to a bigger size…. we got this…. 


Lucky us 😉  I will say… the minivan is really spacious… my husband likes it a little too much 🙂

And ofcourse, our daily snapchats from my sister that keep us laughing all day. 

Friday night started with a complimentary happy hour at our hotel.  The glasses were tiny, but I was happy 🙂

The beautiful Christmas tree at our hotel.

We went to a really yummy sushi restaurant for dinner and had plans to go to the ducks game afterwards, but my husband is a little under the weather so we opted for some sleep.  We slept for 10 hours… it was glorious.

Today we woke refreshed and ready for some activity.  We had breakfast at the hotel then headed to a nearby hiking trail for an “easy” hike.  

This was the sign at the beginning of the hike… 


It was a little chilly when we started, but we warmed up pretty quickly and it ended up being perfect weather for a hike.  

We walked and walked and walked some more 😉

The trail is really long and you can actually walk all the way down to Newport Beach… we didn’t quite make it all the way there.

We ended up hiking for 2 hours out and back… needless to say we were pretty exhausted by the end with all the hills!

We definitely do miss the beauty of hills being in Dallas.  

We have some fun plans for tonight so we are resting up at the hotel for now.  I hope you all have a wonderful Saturday!! 

Questions for You: Answer in the comments!

  1. Do you have any fun Saturday plans?
  2. Is the weather nice where you are?
  3. Do you like to hike?




San Diego Days 1 & 2

Good Morning!!!  I am blogging from the beautiful state of Cali today so I can’t complain!  I hope everyone is having a great Friday and has some fun weekend plans ahead!  Now for the good stuff!

When I arrived in San Diego, I was greeted by this lovely message on my phone…. ha! I was really hoping I was not on the wrong flight 😉


My uncle picked me up from the airport and we had time to kill before picking up my aunt from the airport.  We found a cute little cafe by the water for lunch with some pretty great views.  

My aunt and uncle have the cutest boxer named Lucky.  He is quite the handful, but so sweet.  Lucky and I took a lot of walks!  I was missing my pups back home.  

Walking around the neighborhood!

Wednesday night I got to meet my cousin’s baby, Gabe.  He is such a cutie.  He has endless amounts of energy and his laughs are the cutest!

So then this happened…. and I was really excited!! Until I realized it was not the real Carrie Underwood 😦


My sister always sends me so many fun snapchats of the pups while I am away.

On Thursday, my aunt took me to Coronado (one of my favorite places) to have lunch and take a walk along the beach.

Ofcourse, Lucky got to join too 🙂

We forgot where we parked the car, so we got in some extra steps!

We always have the best time with these two!

Thursday night, we attended a work dinner with Jon’s coworkers and today we are off to orange county!

My mom and I are trying to find some cute holiday desserts to bring to a Christmas party.  I think these look soo cute!


My mom wants to make these! So healthy and simple!

grape santas

I found this fun list of healthy holiday treats that you should definitely check out if you need something healthy inspiration for holiday parties!

I am off to go enjoy the beautiful California!! I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

QUESTIONS for YOU: Answer in the comments!!

  1. Do you have any fun weekend plans?
  2. What is your favorite holiday dessert to bring to a party?
  3. Have you ever been to California?