27 August 2012

Oceanside in photos

The second week of August only means one thing... The Skousen's annual trip to Oceanside! We've decided this is our favorite week of the entire year and look forward to it for months and months. This year was especially nice because we took a long break from work, job hunting and "real life" to enjoy the surf and sun. The sun really came out to play for us! It was the hottest week I've ever experienced in Oceanside... Don't worry, we loved it!

Each day in Oceanside consists of the following:

Ryan golfing with his Dad in the early morning (while Shelby sleeps in)
Riding bikes or running on the beach for "exercise"
eating a yummy breakfast  - most likely a donut or two - hence the need for "exercise"
sitting, reading, tanning & playing on the beach
lunch at Johnny Manana's
more beach time
dinner with the family
taking a walk to dairy queen or red cup frozen yogurt
and finally cuddling up in bed to watch the Olympics until we fall asleep

It's basically a dream life.

By the end of the week everyone is ready to get back home to their routine and normal life. Unfortunately, we are never ready. I could totally be a beach bum for the rest of my life.

There is never a shortage of beach games!

smashball champs

very competitive ladder ball games


Ryan in his infamous hat. He found it at Maverick for a whopping $25 and it has been his favorite purchase of the year. We say he looks like "the ultimate tourist." The only thing missing is thick white sunscreen on his nose. No sunburns or skin cancer for this one! 
I love that we can both fit under there!

Now this is the good life!

a burrito from Johnny's and a large Diet Coke... the perfect pair.

We just loved playing with little Ollie and all the other cute babies at the beach. Ryan was in baby heaven and confirmed that he will be the world's cutest dad.

"corn dog picture"

stripes & sprinkles at DQ

One of the many amazing sunsets

Goodnight Oceanside! We miss you dearly. Thanks again to the Skousen clan for an amazing trip! Ryan and I look forward to this week every year to catch up with everyone. We love you all so much. Can't wait until next year!

p.s. last year's Oceanside trip here!

21 August 2012

celebrating three

We celebrated three years of marriage with a little weekend getaway to Las Vegas!

Friday afternoon we drove down to Vegas and checked into our hotel. We stayed at the Westin resort at Lake Las Vegas. Our room had an awesome view of the lake! We went out for a fun dinner and to a totally different restaurant for dessert. I just love that everything stays open late in Vegas!

Saturday was all about relaxing. We decided to spend the day at the pool before a going out for a night on the town. The pool at the Westin is just gorgeous. There was even a DJ there all day Saturday. It was so great to have lunch poolside, listen to great music and be lazy in the sun!

Saturday night we had dinner at one of my favorite restaurants - Maggianno's! We had a great view of the strip while we ate. It was so romantic and just the perfect night!

Happy three years to my adorable husband that I love!
I can't wait for many more years to come!