Monday, March 12, 2012

Spring Break Recap via Instagram!

Wow, changing time zones + daylight savings + an 8 am this morning makes for one very tired me.
However, I'm so excited to share with you about my spring break! I had such a wonderful time and wish it hadn't gone by so fast!
I want to thank Steph (The Sweet Life) and Jess (Just Rainbows and Butterflies) for their California advice before my trip! Y'all gave me some great ideas as far as where to go and what to do! I wish my trip had been longer so I could get in everything I wanted to do - and so we could have met up! I swear it flew by!

That's the first thing I learned: there is plenty to do in San Francisco!
If you ever make the trip, make sure you have several days to spend out there!

If you follow me on instagram some of these are repeats, but lots are new!

Leaving VA

Flying from Dallas to San Fran was gorgeous.

The first night we were there - awoken at 5:30 am by an earthquake! Seriously, that was not how I wanted to be welcomed to California. For Californians it was probably nothing but for this east coast girl it was scary!

First thing's!

The weather on the first day was such a tease...the rest of the time I was BUNDLED up!

Me and my boy after the double header

Sea lions at Pier 39

Freakin' scary seagulls - and Alcatraz in the background.
This is from our boat tour of the bay.

Of course it was foggy! The Golden Gate Bridge was still beautiful!

We went underneath the bridge on the boat and then back to Pier 39.

Lunch at Hard Rock

Yummy drinks - we are on vacation, after all!

The Wharf was so fun to walk around!

YUM! Crab and corn bisque in a sourdough breadbowl...holy smokes.
Love this place & the sourdough animal loaves!

We visited here at least three times, once for sundaes!

Cable Car Ride

Got off at Lombard Street

Crossing the Golden Gate Bridge

Took an awesome walk through Muir Woods!

Standing in a tree, no biggie.

Stopped at Muir Beach Overlook - amazing!

First time at the Pacific

The west coast is just beautiful!

Steven had games all the way until Saturday but we flew back to Dulles on Thursday and headed to Norfolk on Friday.
I stopped at the Premium Outlets in Williamsburg and got a pair of norts for $5 (no joke) and some adorable chino crops at J. Crew in a periwinkle color. I can't wait to wear them :)

I searched for Ocean Palm to celebrate Lunch with Lilly!
They ran out of the free frog rings, but I did get lip gloss!
I bought an organizational bin to hold scarves, another market tote and the reusable sandwich/snack bag for the summer :)
We had dinner at one of our favorite restaurants - Dockside - for James' last hoorah before he left on Sunday. Drinks and laughs all around!

Our Nan (Dad's mom) came with us.

The ice cream cake we got at Harris Teeter & I somewhat struggled to write on...and yes, that is supposed to be a boat.
I don't think cake decorator is in my future.
I'll stick with cupcakes!

I was sad to come home, but thankfully this sweet face was waiting for us when we got back!

We've never left her for more than a was weird!

I took a lot of pictures on my other camera but I feel like this is a sufficient sampling :)

Overall, it was a great trip but had a bittersweet ending. James (my brother) left on Sunday for a seven month deployment. He is aboard the U.S.S. Enterprise (CVN 65) and this is the ship's final deployment before it gets retired! So while it is a significant thing to be a part of, we are certainly going to miss him.
Please keep all of them in your prayers!

I hope everyone has a wonderful week!


  1. Looks like you had a lot of fun! If you have time, I could really use some advice about college.

    Shelby xoxo

  2. I've never been to California! I'm trying to convince the hubby to go there for our one-year anniversary! :) Looks like you had a blast!

  3. looks like you had a great break! can't believe we just missed each other in the airport!!

  4. Awesome pictures! I'm so glad that you had a great time in CA! It's such a fun state! :)

  5. Now that look like a fun trip! I love the pic that has Alcatraz in the background. I'd LOVE to visit that place!!

    Glad you made it home safely. Lots of prayers for your brother James :)

    Have a great week!!!

  6. Your trip looks amazing! I have only been to San Fran once, and I wish I could go back!

  7. It looks like you had a great trip... other than the earthquake of course! Love your shots of the bridge :) It still never gets old for me. You managed to fit so much in!

  8. Woah Sarah! It looks like you had such a fun time. After seeing your pictures of California, I want to go on a trip there! It looks gorgeous and so sunny!


  9. YAY for Jacks and Lilly!!!! I've never been to the Pacific! Crazy to think the ocean is on your opposite side over there! Looks like yall had a wonderful trip!

  10. I love reading about your trip and looking at your pictures! So pretty! I'm so glad that you had a great time over in my neck of the woods.

    PS-Thanks again for letting me guest post!


Thank you for the sweet comments! xo!