Saturday, September 20, 2008

The last of Newport






















So I just reread my last post and am a little embarrassed. We just had a week in Newport Beach, doing all the fun things I mentioned. Breathing in the most heavenly ocean air of the most heavenly temperature. Playing with our kids without the normal distraction of responsibility, laundry, house-projects... etc... We got to eat Peanut Butter Malt Balls to our heart's desire after the kiddies went to bed. It was the perfect week to get away, as Ross has been working super late each night, coming home, pretty much just to sleep, so I didn't have to feel like I was missing out on him. I mean, it couldn't have been much better. But I guess that's the thing about blogging... you get the current emotion. And yesterday's post happened to be to surrounded by a little bit too much three-year-old poop and attitude. So, please excuse my less-than-perky post.

Here are some more pictures to prove JUST HOW MUCH FUN we had. ;) Our friend, Rachelle and her boys, Ben and Will, came out yesterday and we had Zpizza at the park before I left. You know how sometimes you eat a bowl of ice cream and it's super good, but that last bite is, like BEYOND good. And you think (or ask your husband), "how am I supposed to stop there when I can't get that last bite out of my head? Diminishing returns- reshmurns...." And so you make yourself seconds.
That's how it felt. That last night was so gorgeous, the weather felt unreal, our kids were outside and limitless, just like they should be, I had girlfriends to talk to, Sophia had friends to play with, Mila had pizza and sand to eat. And I had my camera to catch it all. It was hard to leave after that. But perhaps we'll make it a yearly thing... and then I'll get my seconds.

10 comments:

Brandon or Michelle said...

okay, so although I really liked this last post (love the pictures of the mommies, and always, you have a way of bringing out colors that is unreal!) I also COMPLETELY appreciated the honesty in the last post. Maybe it's because in the last week I had the flu and had to get stitches in my right hand... so I needed a little reality, amidst the gloriousness. granted, I'm glad there was gloriousness. I promise. but thank you for giving us the rest too...

Anonymous said...

Seems like you're trying a little too hard to make it seem perfect rather than real. It's ok to have a bad day.....

Lillie said...

Thanks anonymous. Not trying too hard to make anything seem different than it was. This is my record of a vacation that, I felt like after two posts, I still hadn't portrayed how I felt 90% of the time, since once I found the time to post, I was BEAT. The bad days are in my blog. I'm VERY aware of the bad days. Which is why it's important to me to document the rockin' days. And have you been to Newport? It's pretty close to perfect. And do you know my children? When they're both happy at the same time and I'm eating Tuscan Mushroom pizza, no amount of superlatives or even exclamation marks are too much. And it's MY blog.

Audry said...

Okay, So I like your posts It looks like you had fun. But I can understand that you want to show more of the happy then the less than happy. And it is YOUR blog. :)

Jenie said...

I can't tell you how much I love those pictures (and how much it makes me want your camera). I love the picture of Sophia running down the beach with the pure blue sky and the white sandy beach. I love that picture of Kate!! and the picture of Tanner and Sophia. You guys must have had such a wonderful week and I'm glad you were able to get away. It's been quite a week for all of you and I'm glad things are going well with the new job and the transition. Next time we go to the beach, I'm taking you with us so you can take cute pictures of my kids. Loved the pictures from the shower too...too funny and I love the picture of the top of your's and Lizzie's heads. You made my day!

Rebecca Smylie said...

Beautiful pics Lillie. Looks like a fnatastic trip. Also, glad to hear Ross is okay at MS. I worried about you as soon as I read about Merrill. But now it looks like MS is in trouble too? Oh I hate this. The whole city sort of feels on edge.

Oh yeah, and I just read anonymous' comment. And then yours. I think you are one of the more real bloggers I know, Lillie. And yes, it's your blog.

Leah said...

Hi Lillie,

This is Missy's friend, Leah. I met you once in our ward. I have to ask you, What kind of camera do you have? Your pictures are so good. I love your blog. Also, your girls are so beautiful and I love how you decorate your house. This is a random comment but I just wanted to ask you about your camera.

Thanks,
Leah

Lindsay Griffeth said...

Those pictures are FABULOUS! Love them. And I love posts that show exactly how you're feeling. It doesn't have to always be happy! Even through your frustrations at a three year old, it was obvious you're having a great time. How could you not in Newport?

Mark & Stefani McCune said...

What a great break away from normal life for a while. I'm so glad you all had so much fun. Great photos too! Such talent! Definitely talent show worthy... :)

emily snyder said...

lillie,

don't know if i ever met you, but ross and i kind of grew up together and we good friends at byu. i looked you guys up forever ago and check out your blog every once in a while and i am ALWAYS blown away at your pictures! they are fantastic. i vote you send them into a magazine or let scrapbook companies use them. maybe you should write a how-to book for beginners. i would buy it in a second.

thanks for inspiring me to want to gain that talent each time i look at your stuff.

--emily