Thursday, September 27, 2012

It Was Labor Day Weekend

We enjoyed the long, Labor day weekend by going to Page, Arizona and playing around in Lake Powell with this whole crew...

Laila loved being with all her Shields cousins- even if she's a bit out numbered!

Michael's family camped out on the beach. What a view!

We didn't get any pictures and I wish we had, but Michael and I totally paddled a kayak out to that rock and back. (it's farther than it looks.) it was so fun to just be with Michael in the sun and in the wonderful Lake Powell water.

We enjoyed playing on the beach, eating, chatting, and of course, the beautiful red rock land.

  We went on a fun, short hike to Horseshoe Bend which was very picturesque and beautiful.

The rest of the weekend, we enjoyed relaxing and playing in the pool at our hotel.
She loves her Daddy and the pool!

We had a lot of fun and were glad we had a great "half way" point to meet up.  And this baby girl cannot wait to have more adventures and see her family again!

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

A Long, Long Time Ago...

We went to San Francisco over our Summer Magic road trip and I would really regret not documenting it.  I LOVE San Francisco.  As we were getting close, I told Michael that I would love to live there for a short little bit because it is such a fun city.  Then as we were driving to the hotel, he gave me this look like 'you want to live here?!' To which I respond that I would like to LIVE here-  not drive or find parking! I guess those more frustrating things are part of the package deal though.

We stayed in the JW Marriott and it is SO nice.  It is right in the middle of everything and Michael (and I) LOVED having access to the concierge lounge where we were treated with hor dourves, breakfast, dessert, and drinks.

We had this beautiful view from our room:

And of course, we loved getting out and seeing the city.  We took a tourist double decker bus around so that we could get to a few more spots than we would have on foot and it was a nice convenience to have while sight seeing with a baby. I LOVE the architecture of the buildings

And of course, my heart leaps for joy at the sight of these iconic buildings...
*Oh how I love Full House*

I was super bummed we didn't get out to Alcatraz this time. But we had a clear view of it. 

Adelaide loves San Francisco too!  She is such a happy baby.

And, of course, we saw and walked across the beautiful Golden Gate.

When we were about to cross, we ran into the Andersons. We were so glad we got to see them.  Talk about incredible timing!

It was short, but our visit to San Fran was sweet.  I cannot wait to go back to the City by the Bay.