Monday, September 14, 2009

Santa Barbara anniversary trip

About two weeks ago we drove up the coast to Santa Barbara to celebrate our 7th anniversary. Our true anniversary is on August 24th of course, but we've learned that everything is always booked or at the highest summer prices so we decided to postpone our trip until early September.

This year was MUCH BETTER than last year! What made the difference? Three simple words- double room suite. I don't think we should ever take a vacation again without just forking over the extra money for a two room suite. For starters, Jason and I were not forced to go to sleep at 8:00pm to accommodate the kiddos (or have the kids stay up until 10:30pm to accommodate us.) And when Nattie needed to take a nap in the afternoon I wasn't practically killing myself trying to keep Fran and Adam quiet so that she could sleep. It made the whole trip so much better. Yay!

We did a lot of things this time too. We went to the zoo, went hiking with Steve, Vangie, and Eleni and had two barbeques at their home. We went to the beach together and on the final day Vangie showed us this park that has a wonderfully large wooden play structure that the community assembled. We'll spend more time there for sure next time.

Happy anniversary to my wonderful Jason. I love you and I love our family!


Iris said...

That is a great idea: the double room!!

Great pics and memories! Happy anniversary.

Therese said...

Looks like a fun trip! You look super cute Jamie!