Wednesday, January 4, 2012


My mom was able to reserve some cottages on the beach in Coronado for a few days and all of my sisters and their families met up so we could spend some time together before Winter break came to an end!  We had such a great time and it was hard to believe that we were hanging out at the beach in January - the weather was beautiful!  Nothing beats 
Christmas time in San Diego with our mid-70 degree temps!
 The places we stayed in were literally right on the beach and the kids loved playing games in the sand and being by the water - collecting sea shells and chasing seagulls!

 One of the best days was when The Sandcastle Man came to the beach. My parents hired him to spend three hours with the kids, teaching them how to properly build a sandcastle. He brought all the supplies and than we split them up into groups and they made their own sand creations.
The pictures don't even do justice for how cool their castles looked!

 That night everyone went out to eat at Fandango's mexican restaurant....

 and than we walked to Hotel Del to see the lights!

The kids loved playing games together at night!

 The adults got to go bike riding around the island and we had fun popping wheelies, no hands and basically acting like Goonies on bikes!

 Coronado sure is beautiful!

The adults also snuck away the last night and went to a strip club - a steak strip club I might add - where you cook and grill your own meat!

 We played telephone while we waited for the food....

 We also took "couples" shots!

 The food was amazing!

Thank you mom and dad for such an amazing trip! 
I already wish we were back there soaking in the sun and relaxing together!


tammy said...

Looks fabulous! How fun to have everyone together.

Julie said...

What a great trip. I miss Coronado really bad, it's beautiful there! What a fun family get-together.
PS: Loved your Christmas card too!

dave said...

How fun was that! That picture of you and your sisters with your dad is BEAUTIFUL!!! You all need to frame that and put it somewhere!! What a fun week. Love your guts!

dave said...

Sorry it's Jamie but Dave is logged in!

Diane Riding said...

I've said it before, but being with everyone, on a beautiful beach, darling cottages, gorgeous weather, having ALL 28 of us dad and my idea of what HEAVEN must be like!! We loved every minute of every day and can't wait to do it again. Thank you for capturing so much of what it was all about, honey! Love you 28 soooo much!!!! x0x00x0x

Vanessa said...

I have said it before and I will say it again...I covet your life.

Mark and Meghan said...

love love love!! miss miss miss miss!!!