Long time, no blog.

September 4, 2008 at 1:58 pm 5 comments

I knew I wouldn’t be good at this blogging thing.  I should do it though, considering my memory is for shit and I need to at least have some sort of log of our life.  Pardon all the pictures…we’ve been busy.

Pete has been home for about a month now.  It was a little rough at first.  Having someone home offering to help with stuff like dishes, bills, trash, etc. is sort of odd.  Not that I don’t appreciate the help, its just that I’m okay doing it by myself.  It takes awhile for me to relinquish the control and just let him do it already.  And of course, he had to start meshing with Chloe and I’s routine and that was trying for all of us.

He had two weeks of light working days and then two weeks completely off.  We tried to do as much as possible without feeling overwhelmed.  Its weird that we’ve lived here for almost 2 years and Pete hasn’t really been able to enjoy the place much.

So here’s a quick recap of our time together…

-Chloe got a new fish.  His name is Normie.  He’s just a Beta, but he has an aquarium and $100 worth of tacky plants and accessories.  Chloe is still quite good at making sure he is fed every day.

-We took several trips on the boat and we’ve found “our” spot right past the Coronado Bay Bridge.  There’s a small beach along a golf course that we are able to anchor our boat and picnic.  Its quiet and peaceful there and surprisingly we’ve been able to collect quite a few shells.

Our spot

-Pete is all about spontaneity and randomly wanted to go camping on the beach.  I’m not quite ready to take the kiddo camping yet, so instead we quickly packed an overnight bag, drove downtown and splurged on a suite at the Hard Rock Hotel.  It was awesome.  We walked to a yummy Mexican restaurant and then had dessert at Ghiradelli’s.  The next day we just lounged at the pool.  What an amazing pool it was!  The cabanas and daybeds were to die for.  It was definitely an expensive splurge, but we had a great time!

Checking out the room

Rocker chair

Living area

pool side cabanas

-We also went to Sea World, Legoland, California Adventure and Disneyland.  Phew!  Lots of walking, lots of sweating, and tons of bad food!  Our hotel in Anaheim was so nice.  We got a suite with a separate room for Chloe so that Pete and I could do whatever we wanted after she was in bed.  Disney was a blast and we were able to see most of the characters, including an Enchanted Walk with the Princesses, and we tortured Chloe and made her go on every ride that she was tall enough for.

Beginning of Enchanted Walk…still a little nervous

From now on I think I might start posing like Snow White.

Goofy’s Gas Station

Mickey and the family

Paradise Pier at California Adventure

Strolling in Downtown Disney

Fishin’ for a prize

-Finally, my parents and sis came to visit for boat time, family time and a last minute stop at Legoland.  Fun was had by all and my family just couldn’t get enough of Miss Chloe.

Not bad for a tripod made out of beach towels

The girls

Aunt Jen

Chloe could see us coming down and yelled “here come my best friends!”


Riding the horse track all by herself.  She was SO proud!


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5 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Alicia  |  September 5, 2008 at 7:02 am

    OMG Chloe is so cute, and she’s wearing her hair up! I see she’s still sportin’ the ‘do rag too. I love it.

    I’m so jealous of all your hotel time. I miss going to lovely crazy expensive hotels. I could live in that cabana.

    Post more pics if you have them. I love seeing them!

  • 2. whatsupwiththejoneses  |  September 6, 2008 at 6:26 am

    Wow! You guys DID pack a lot into your summer. Your private spot on the beach sounds heavenly! A little peace and quiet and some boat rides?? Perfect~ Especially when you balance it out with a night at the Hard Rock! How FUN! Loved seeing the pics of Chloe on the rides and enjoying all the sights. She’s such a doll~

  • 3. Jenni  |  September 6, 2008 at 7:29 pm

    You guys have been VERY busy! Love all the photos and I can’t believe how big Chloe has gotten!

  • 4. jae  |  September 7, 2008 at 5:13 am

    What a bunch of wonderful photos! That room is awesome and I’m glad you got some time in together.

  • 5. Julia  |  October 9, 2008 at 3:44 pm

    I don’t have anyone helping me with the dishes and stuff, but my hubby IS home… is that what they’re supposed to do? 😀

    Chloe looks so grown up as she’s looking at her fish!

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