california 2015

As two self-employed people and utter cheap skates with a hint of extreme dental work loathing we rarely make it to the dentist. The cost for the experience just doesn't weigh out. Ha. But, now that our buddy Jimmy is a dentist and we trust him with our lives we decided it would be worth a trip to see him in Newport. Russ spent literally an entire morning on his chair (4 years without a check up you do the math) but somehow I got out with only one cavity. As the girl with several cavities a check-up growing up I was super pleased. Also seeing your friend be amazing at a huge educational undertaking like a dentist really made my heart swell/felt really old.

Jimmy and Elliott. E you're pretty cute.
They (along with Jamie!) showed us some serious good food - Sessions for sandwiches and La Fogata for the best steak fajitas.
Hayes eating a giant side of pot roast. Literally his food tastes have exploded lately. Kid is a true carnivore.
Of course we hit the beach:
skinny little legs! Cal not me.

Collin and his family were already in Newport so we met up with them for a couple beach days

And a day at DisneyLand! we've been dreaming to get them all there together and it was a blast.
Dumbo!  // stroller nap! I'm telling you, we'll nap forever.
Hayes' favorite ride was Autotopia and said that he liked Pirates but his "tummy felt like it was gonna barf." Cal's favorite ride was the Nemo submarine. 

they were so stoked i promise. i've just ruined picture taking for them. 
They passed the vacation baton off to Jenna, who we stayed with for a couple days:

 Spent Mother's Day lounging by the pool:
eating and playing at the park!
And taking a family nap:

I read somewhere that 80% of an adults' childhood memories are away from home and it made me happy. Traveling with kids isn't easy but it is so worth it! Maybe one day we'll want that 10 day beach vacation without kids but right now, we truly love having them along, experiencing new things and making memories side by side.

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