The month of May flew by in a series of birthday celebrations, graduation happenings, visits with both sides of family and the end of school. To cap it off, we were lucky to finish the school year by Memorial Day weekend, so my hubby, kiddo and I promptly left Boulder for some surf, sand and a visit to Disneyland in California.
Three days of beach and nature hikes around Huntington Beach was just what we needed. I’d highly recommend staying at the Shorebreak Hotel in Huntington Beach as a base camp to the area. Not only are they dog-friendly, but it is located right across from miles of clean, wide beach. It’s got a laid-back surfer theme and the service is all top-notch (as is the people watching). From here we explored Seal Beach, the Bolsa Chica Ecological Preserve, Crystal Cove State Park and Newport Beach. In the afternoons, we’d go to the beach and watch the surfers, dig for sand crabs and play. We ate well and enjoyed all the natural beauty. Ahhh bliss.
Then it was on to Mickey. I was SO excited to take my family to Disneyland. Daniel and I had both been to Disney World as kids, but we hadn’t made the pilgrimage with our own child yet. Needless to say, it was a great time. We did Disneyland in one day and then California Adventure the next day. Wham, Bam, Done. We were tired-to-the-bone, but happy.
And because we must have needed more to do…we got a new puppy. Actually, we’d been looking for a while when this little cutie showed up at a local rescue organization. So, we just went for it. He’s a 4-month old Lab mix and I really can’t get over his fuzzy face. Jackson is keeping us very busy with training, teething and playing. Reminds me so much of the toddler years, but of course it’s much easier with a dog. Hats off to all those parents in toddler mode right now. A moment of praise for you!
Lucky for us he’s sleeping through the night and likes his kennel (well mostly). Almost lost one of my shoes yesterday, but he hadn’t really gotten too far, thankfully. Nothing like kids and puppies to keep you on your toes!
Feeling very full and happy. More fashion to come, but I was excited to share the goodness in life with you.