29 August 2011

park city

As one last hurrah before the end of summer, the Mosleys came up for a week long getaway in Park City.
It had been way too long since we have all been together for a family vacation. This trip was perfect and so needed. We were tucked away in the most beautiful condo for the week. It made me ache to live near them so much.

Park City is one of our absolute favorite places to be. Being in the mountains gave us the perfect excuse to relax and just hang out. We ate a lot of good food, spent time in the great outdoors, played games, talked and enjoyed quality time together.

Highlights of the trip:
sequence, scrabble and golf
fly fishing at the ranch
many trips to Whole Foods
shopping at the outlets
Red Rock
mountain biking
dinner with friends
playing with my puppy
coconut lime cupcakes
lounging at the pool
Big Brother
Loco Lizard
jogging the trails

After dinner on Main St.

We took a lovely hike to Stewart Falls one afternoon. We started at Aspen Grove and made a loop all the way back to Sundance.

we even brought the pup along!

Another day was spent mountain biking. We had the greatest time! It made me really want to invest in a pair of mountain bikes for Me&Ry to ride around in Utah... 

I am so thankful my family was able to get away from it all and spend a glorious week in the mountains. I'm really hoping we can make trips like this one a more regular thing.
We love you guys and miss you already!

28 August 2011

one great day

After our trip in Oceanside we headed up to see our friends Karly and James before we left to come home. We just love every second we get with these two! We only had one day together so we made sure to make the most of it.

The boys headed out to the golf course first thing in the morning while the girls went to take a spin class.
Karly lives right by the most amazing spinning and yoga studio... I was in heaven! They have huge doors that open up to make you feel like you are outside. Smelling the ocean air in the morning while working out is the coolest thing!
Once the class started I realized this place is actually more like hell. While the class was amazing, I truly almost died. I consider myself an advanced spinner and I have NEVER been to a class that hard. I was sweating from head to toe. The area around my bike looked like a block of ice had melted during the 45 minute class... gross. 

It was great to start the day off right with a little exercise! After the class we met up with the boys at our all time favorite place Banzai Bowl for some breakfast. A-MAZ-ING. We are obsessed with their acai bowls and crave them every single day. Too bad nowhere compares to Banzai...

In the afternoon we got ready to do a little browsing at South Coast Plaza... best mall ever.

For dinner we ate at the always amazing True Food.

That night we went to the Orange County Fair! I just love the fair. I have begged Ryan ever since we have been dating/married to take me to the fair! So much great food, rides, games and people watching! Of course the ferris wheel was my favorite part... the best place to cuddle, smooch and be in love. 

So basically it was the best day ever. All our days in California seem to be that way. Karly and James thank you again for opening your home to us! Don't worry we can't stay away from California for too long.. we'll be back!

21 August 2011

annual Oceanside trip

We had the best time at the annual Skousen vacation in Oceanside, California. The family condos on the beach are one of our favorite places to be. We were so excited that we got to be there for the entire week this year! We spent our time relaxing on the beach, reading good books, eating, chatting, riding bikes and hanging out. There was a lot of smashball, volleyball, boogie boarding and beach activity. We ordered food from our favorite Mexican food joint Johnny Manana's and ate on the beach.
We took nightly walks along the water.
We got so sunburned that we have sworn off tanning forever!
Overall we had a week full of lazy days which is just the way we like it.

the view from our condo

We were able to attend the San Diego Temple early one morning.

We were given tickets to Pageant of the Masters in Laguna Beach. It was such a fun night and a very cool show! We loved it!

Thanks to all the Skousens for such a fun week! We had the greatest time with parents, grandparents, sisters, cousins, aunts and uncles!
We love you all.. Can't wait until next year!

18 August 2011

on the road again...

This summer has been amazing to say the very least... We have logged countless hours on the road going from one vacation to the next. I haven't fully unpacked since New York! We are so lucky that our families take great vacations and we have friends to visit in fun places! We have been soaking up every single second of it.

The first week of August my cousin Alexandra got married! We were so excited to go down to Arizona to be a part of the big event. It was so amazing to be home and see all the friends and family we've been missing.
Oh yeah... and eat at all our favorite places.

The wedding was absolutely gorgeous. We are just so happy for these two!

I even chopped 8 inches off my hair and got braces!
Let's just say it was an eventful week...

cousins and the ones we love!

We have really missed everyone in Arizona and loved seeing everyone! 
We can't wait to go back soon...