Last week Dan and I made my annual trip down to Laguna Beach for President's Day weekend. It's one of my favorite traditions, and I look forward to it every year. In the past I always went down with girlfriends, so this year was a little different because it was just Dan and I, and it was our first married Valentine's Day. The trip always goes by too fast, but we did our best to really make the most of it this year.
We were up bright and early on Friday and Saturday so we could get a couple rounds of tennis in.
We sat at the beach, read books, and relaxed.
We had friends come and stay with us! Scott is one of Dan's best friends. He and his wife Julie have lived in LA for almost two years and have a baby girl coming in April. We loved getting to spend some time with them. Thanks for coming and hanging out with us, guys!
Dan and Scott did some surfing, while Julie and I did some watching.
We picked up hippo cookies on Balboa Island and donuts at Seaside Donuts in Newport and sat in the sun some more.
Dan and I made dinner on Valentine's day, and exchanged homemade Valentine's. Every card Dan has ever given me has been homemade with love. I cherish them and look forward to opening them every holiday. I decided it was time for me to make him something too!
On Monday morning we cleaned and packed, took a nice long stroll on the beach, and were able to sit in the sun and soak it all in for a couple hours.
And before we knew it, we were back in the car driving back to Utah.
It really was the perfect weekend. So grateful to have a such a beautiful place to stay (thanks grandma and grandpa), a fun, adventurous husband to go with, and wonderful friends to visit!