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Newport Beach: Part 2

So 5 years later...

Sorry it's taken me so long to post about the rest of our vacation. My goodness where does the time go? Moving on.

So Friday afternoon we drove down to Newport Beach to spend a lovely week in the ocean air. We took Brooklyn to the beach, the pool, Balboa Island (a family favorite), Huntington Pier, and really just took some time to relax. I don't think Derek had gotten this much sleep in a a couple of years. We took naps when she napped. She slept like an angel. She must be a California girl. With her early bed time we enjoyed making dinner together, playing some brutal games of monopoly, and just enjoying each others company.

Towards the end of our stay Derek's mom came to visit and on our very last day in Newport his Aunt Cindy made a long trek to see us and meet Brooklyn. It was so nice to have her there and she was great with Brooklyn. We took a walk along the beach and as she was holding and walking with B she fell asleep. Why she never does that for me I'll never know. ha

All the words I have to describe how much I love Newport don't do it justice, neither do pictures but they come pretty close. Here is some of the fun we had.

1st time at the beach!
She loved it until this....ha The water is freezing!
I just think this look is too cute
Sunset from the backyard
Sunday adventures at the Newport Beach Temple 
Pure relaxation
I love this. Showcases beach life mentality perfectly. I love how there hours are "...or so"
Balboa island and Balboa Bars!

Guys these things are delicious 
I want to retire on Balboa Island. My heart belongs here.

Those eyes melt my heart
Love this old fashion candy shop
Lunch at Ruby's on the Huntington Pier
Loved having lunch on the water
Old fashion diner food
Someone was cold after swimming
Giving kisses
Family swimming time
I never get tired of these smiles


With Aunt Cindy
Brooklyn is half asleep here...

Beach Walk 

Of course we had to have lunch at our favorite: Big Belly Deli

They love each other!

Can we go back already? We miss it!


  1. oh my gosh, this looks like so much fun!!! I am so jealous!!!!!!!!! Your Brooklyn is so cute, her eyes....WOW!!

  2. Love all the pictures! Looks like a great vacation!


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