11.08.2014

BIRTHDAY GETAWAY

Tyler's sister gets home from her mission next week, and we are over the moon excited! A couple months ago, Tyler and I devised a perfect plan. We had told her we were too busy with school to make it to her homecoming, but we were hoping she could drive down with my in-laws at some point to visit us and meet her new (& first) niece! She was totally fine with it and so understanding. Our plan was to drive up to Calgary and surprise her - ohh we were so so excited. 

Because Tyler's family hasn't been all together since she left 18 months ago, my mother-in-law really wanted to go on a family trip before Becky (Tyler's sister) starts school at BYU again in January. Because Becky is speaking spanish on her mission, my in-laws thought a cruise to Mexico would be perfect. We had it all planned until we realized that you can't take babies on cruises until they are 6 months old! So after a lot of thought, they decided to postpone this family trip until Elle is a little older and able to come on it with us. Tyler was really bummed, so my in-laws called us a few days ago with the perfect solution to his disappointment with canceling the cruise. They invited us to come with them to pick her up - AND surprise her! Tyler wasn't too impressed with the new idea at first, but I knew it was going to be so much fun!

Because this would be happening just a few days after my birthday, my in-laws let us fly out a few days early and got us a hotel and a car to have some fun here! It has been the most wonderful little getaway before we pick Becky up next week! We are currently in San Francisco having the time of our lives.. We feel so blessed to be on this trip and we are soaking in the break from our school work! The best part? We get to see Tyler's sister SO SOON. We cannot wait.


So we took Elle on her first plane ride and we were terrified. It wasn't even bad! We made sure she was sucking on something like my mom suggested as we took off, and as we landed she was asleep so it worked out perfectly. 


We picked up our rental car and luggage and headed into the city! Our first stop was at Ghirardelli Square. We were in heaven.



We then walked around and had an amazing dinner! Tyler has been working SO hard on studying for the MCAT that it felt so nice to have him all to myself tonight. I kept telling myself to soak this in, because the moment we go back to Idaho I have to give him back to his textbooks haha!

8 comments:

  1. How fun! I'm assuming this is where Tyler's sister is serving her mission, then? My family and I sent to the Bay Area for a trip this summer and we did a free tour of the city...it was one of the funnest vacation things I have ever done, sooooo IF you happen to have a random free chunk of time, I would totally recommend them: http://www.sfcityguides.org/

    Have a fun trip! And happy birthday!!

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    1. Yes, Tyler's sister is serving here in California, well was serving! That sounds so fun and I will for SURE keep that in mind!!

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  2. This looks like so much fun! I've always wanted to visit San Fran. When does Tyler get to find what he got on his MCAT? I feel like my husband is also gone most of the time because of this school work. And it's not going to get any better any time soon. It's the worst.

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    1. Oh it's dreamy! Tyler found out about a month ago and didn't do as well as he had hoped so he is studying again to take it in January! And yes - I know the feeling. :( we should start a support group or something haha!

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  3. Hope you have a fantastic trip! I've loved seeing your sweet photos on IG.

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  4. So I just found your blog, and basically I think we're long-lost twins. haha. We both have a baby girl too! (Mine is four and a half months old - how old is Elle?). Anyway, you are darling, and I'm so happy to connect with you!

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    1. Oh yay!! Soul sisters! Elle is four months so it looks like they are just about the same exact age - that is so wonderful!!!

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