Monday, July 21, 2008

Laguna Beach

Every summer Tommy's family spends some time at Laguna Beach in California. I have been going to the beach with them every year since we have been married and I look forward to it every time. On July 3rd Tommy's sister and I drove to Vegas where we met up with Tommy's parents and the rest of the family to drive the rest of the way to California. Tommy wasn't able to go with me because of his new job. So I just went with his parents, his sister, and four of his brothers.

Now when most people go on vacation it is all about siteseeing, and doing fun things together. Not at the beach...this was our agenda
1. Sleep in until about 11
2. Eat breakfast
3. Walk down the stairs to the beach
4. Play and lay out on the beach
5. Walk up the stairs for a quick snack for lunch
6. Go back to the beach until about 5
7. Shower
8. Go get something to eat
9. After dinner we play games and watch movies
10. Go to bed and start the same routine over the next day!

Now some might think this would be a boring trip, but for me it is the best. I love the beach and I love the California sun. Some days it is overcast but you can still get good sun on those days. There was one day while we were there that it was downright cold. That day we went shopping, went to Newport and walked around etc.

Since most of you don't know Tommy's family I will give you a quick idea of everyone who went. Tommy's Mom and Dad obviously went. Nate, age 26, he is currently living in CA for Law School. Luckily he was able to take some time away to spend with us. Laura, age 20, we rode down together from Provo. Taylor, age 18, just graduated from high school. Sean, age 15, will be a sophomore in high school this year.

So I was gone a total of 13 days WITHOUT Tommy. I wouldn't recommend that to anyone! I missed him so much and wished everyday that he was having fun at the beach with me, instead of at work. When I walked in the door there was two dozen beautiful red roses on the counter. He is so thoughtful! We decided after this trip that we are not EVER going to be separated that long again. Tommy I love you!



I decided the best way to show you the different events of our trip was with a slideshow. There are just too many fun pictures to only post a few. Enjoy the slideshow!

20 comments:

Lindz said...

What a fun vacation!! Looks like you guys had a blast! That's so great that you get along so well with Tommy's family! And what a great hubbie to welcome you with roses!! =)

Erin said...

That sounds like the perfect vacation! Rest, relax, enjoy. Nice! I admit I'm super jealous!

Jon and Mandy said...

Good times! That sounds like my kind of vacation! I love sleep, sun, games, and food! And I think Tommy earned and now holds the "cassanova" title! :)

The LeRoy's said...

okay I am convinced now that Cory needs to take some lessons from our friend Tommy here! That is so thoughtful that he did that! It's like a movie seen. Although I bet it was like a movie seen when you walked into the bedroom right?!!!!LOL No seriously that is so sweet! by the way I tried calling you guys like 2 times in a row about two days ago. There was this huge spider and Cory was gone and I was so scared because it was staring at me and I called Cory and he told me to put a cup over the top of it and put huge books on top of the cup because spiders have strong backs and can lift the cup up. Little did I no that he was kidding and was laughing with his friend he works with the whole time. seriously though I couldn't sleep I couldn't eat and I really couldn't move. I put the vacuum sucker next to it in case it lifted up the cup and believe me the vacuum was going for almost 2 hours. I tried calling Tommy and no answer. I was cringing inside. Anyway Cory came home the spider was killed and now I am alright! I know, I know...

The LeRoy's said...

sorry about the long story. also I spelled no the wrong way it should have been know. Sorry Mrs. Deaver. I do know how to write!

Rylee said...

I am headed to Mission Beach with my family on saturday, we go every year too and The Deaver's sound a lot like us. Our daily schedule is almost EXACTLY like the one you posted! SO FUN!

The Workman's said...

I'm jealous! It sounds like you had a really fun time. It seems like you were gone forever to us. I bet Tommy was missing you! How was P.F. Changs? We're so proud of you for venturing out! Yeah!!! We hope it was great!

Erin said...

Holly I don't have your email, but I just made our blog private. Send me an email at erinmay10@yahoo.com and I'll make sure you get an invite. Thanks.

IKE said...

We're glad you're back, Holly. We are anxious to hear how P.F. Changs worked out for you the other night... Do tell!

5valadez said...

Looks like you had a blast! This is where I grew up! Only 10 miles away in Laguna Niguel! That picture you took of the house on the hill with Palm Trees..... I remember when they were landscaping that house! Crazy! It was a great place to live and I miss it TONZ! I am glad you had fun. Just curious... did you get a Pinkberry yogurt while you were down? If not, next time GET ONE!!! They are AMAZING and I am sure I will go through withrawls very shortly! It's like nothing you've ever tasted! Next time!

Don and Amy Bennion said...

Don and I were envious of that perfect vacation schedule! It sounds so nice and there is nothing like the beach. Thanks for letting us know about your blog...I'm glad you found us through the May's blog! It's been fun catching up with you and some other blogs of people we know in that ward. Hope Tommy's new job is going well. Say hi to Utah and everyone for us.

Amy

Stewart and Julie Jensen said...

Hey guys,
Go on my blog and link into Kyrsta's she has things a lot more updated than me.
Jewels

Kendal said...

That's sounds like so much fun! I need a vacation, but this summer is just flying by. That is so sweet of Tommy to buy you flowers! What a nice welcome home.
Alissa

Pays said...

Holly,
This is Lori Busath. "How the heck are ya?" I found your blog from Heather's. We have a blog as well. It is payday-pays.blogspot.com Looks like you are doing well! I love seeing your parent's every Sunday.

Amanda said...

That is so awesome that you are so close with Tommy's family. They seem pretty cool from what I've met of them. I will say that we need to be invited to Laguna Beach next year. I'll come along as the family photographer how about that. I'm sure his mom would go for it, right???

Heather Bird said...

Holly,

Wow that looks like a fun vacation even if Tommy wasn't there. You sure soaked in the rays and got a beautiful tan. You better post your trip to San Fran soon.

Tommy, you sure missed her, Roses will definately do the trick!!

The LeRoy's said...

you are the lamest blogger ever! Get crackin' missy!!!

greg & allyson said...

Holly, where are you? Don't tell me you're busy being a teacher or something :)? That's no excuse to put the blog on the back-burner...J/K. I hope you are doing well. I need to come and visit Manila soon.

Kristy said...

Holy cow! Lets take a little longer to blog! My goodness! You know there is a bunch you need to blog about and I fully expect a page of blogs coming soon! Oh P.S. how did you get a hold of the bennions? When I click on it, it's like a family thing. I get so confused with all this blog stuff:)

Chelsi said...

k where's a post!