Sunday, April 5, 2009

Spring Break

This last week, Patrick was on Spring Break from school. It was a much needed break. He had a really tough course load this last quarter on top of having a baby shortly before finals. So, we decided to head out of town for the week and go to one of our favorite places - Solvang. It is a small town near the Central Coast of Southern California.

On Tuesday we drove up to San Luis Obispo to spend the day with our friends John and Amy Brown and their cute family. They have two little boys and a sweet baby girl who was born one week before ours. We hung out, ate lunch, and went on a nature walk. We had a great time with them.

On Wednesday, we hung around town and did some shopping. Later in the day we hiked up to a waterfall that is nearby.

On Thursday, we drove up to San Simeon and did the garden tour at Hearst Castle. This was the only tour that I had not gone on yet. The grounds are beautiful and we could not have asked for better weather that day.

On Friday, we went out to Monty Robert's horse ranch and did a little self guided tour. For those of you who don't know, Monty is also known as "The Horse Whisperer", some of you may have read the book or seen the movie. He has a beautiful ranch and it was a very peaceful place. Later that day we did a little tour of the mission there in Solvang.

A few baby shots... Jasmine all dressed up for a dip in the hot tub. Her cousin Maddie sent her this swimsuit once she grew out of it.

Our big girl sitting up so big and tall... she has changed so much in the last month.

Saturday we headed home. We felt so lucky to be able to enjoy one another's company and go on our first official family vacation. Jasmine did incredibly well and didn't seem to mind being hauled all over one bit. We look forward to more trips like these in the future.


Sarah Rock said...

That trip sounds amazing! I love the coast and San Lou and Solvang. Good job for getting out! It will keep you sane.

Sarah Rock said...

She is so cute! I wish I could hold her.