Monday, April 22, 2013

Hello Monday

Hello Weekend Staycation!
We picked the kids up from school Friday afternoon and instead of going home, surprised them with a little vacation. They were SO surprised and so excited! Since we have not been able to do much this last month because of Katie's surgery, and because she got clearance to go swimming again, we thought it would be fun to have a little weekend away at a local resort. 

We found a great deal online (thanks to my friend Megan who told us about this awesome place and how to get an awesome deal on hotwire. Thanks Megan) and drove fifteen minutes up PCH and were there! We stayed at the Hyatt Resort and Spa in Huntington Beach. I give this place five stars and we will for sure be going back! 
Hello SUPER fun Water Slides  

Hello sweet sisters having so much fun in the pool! 

Hello fun little game room! 
Hello darling resort with all sorts of cute places to sit by the fire and relax 

Hello roasting Smores by the fire 
Hello to using reeces for the chocolate in the middle! 

Hello to Katie sitting up with so much ease and so much better than before the surgery! 
Hello to little or no more back pain.
Hello miracles. 
Hello to sweet Ella 
who said "Thank you for this fun trip" about fifty times! 

Hello to sherbet colored stripes 

Hello Yummy Breakfast at the Sugar Shack 
on Main Street in Huntington Beach 

Hello to even more fun by the pool! 

Hello to officially being those parents who can lounge by the pool and watch their children instead of being in the pool holding their children! 
Hello to three water safe kids! 
Hello to not being able to lounge very long because we get bored and breaking the rules by going down the slide on our stomachs until we got in trouble by the life guard! 

Hello gorgeous afternoon at the beach! 
After we checked out around one, the day was too gorgeous to go home, so we headed to the beach for some more fun in the sun!
Hello Cute surfer husband
This guy got to sneak away for an hour or two and go ride some waves. It was so fun to watch him. 

Hello finding beautiful shells 

Hello to my heart bursting with happiness seeing our Katie girl having so much fun and feeling so great. It is incredible to me what a difference a month makes! She said that this was the best day of 2013 so far! 

Hello to the perfect weekend spent with my very favorite people!

Happy Monday!


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  2. Looks absolutely gorgeous and has me looking up the resort :)


  3. So are you gonna share with us how to get an awesome deal on hotwire...hint hint...great pics

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    XOXO, Mandi @ All My Happy Endings