Wednesday, December 21, 2011

I Left My Heart In San Francisco

Okay..I B.A.D. I've been absent from my blog for over a month!! I've never done that before! Sometimes the busyness of life gets in the way, and it's hard to squeeze in just a few minutes of bloggy time! But, I assure you that I am okay!! I've missed updating my blog..but instead of trying to add everything in at once, I'll just start from "now" and fill in the blanks later!

Well, we are officially on Christmas break from school as of this week. It's been fabulous not having a schedule! My sister in-law blessed my three youngest kids by taking them to Disneyland for FOUR days! They come back Thursday, and I miss them sooooo much! Thank God for technology because my son texts me a couple of times during the day to let me know how much fun they're having, and what rides they went on! But, you can imagine how quiet the house has been with just the older kids!

Here is a shot I took of them before they checked in at the airport!! All smiles, and ready to go!

Since they are away, I figured I'd take advantage of the time we have with the older kids! We took BART to San Francisco, and hung out around Union Square until my husband got off work! He works in the city, so it was so convenient for him to meet up with us when he got off (which is early..2:30)!

Here is the huge Christmas tree smack dab in the middle of Union Square, across the street from Macy's. And yes..there's my daughter, not in the mood for pictures. Ha..gotcha!

To the left of the tree is the outside skating rink. It's right next to that ticket booth! And my husbands office is right there in the background!!

After my husband picked us up, we drove to Ocean Beach. This picture was taken with my cell phone, but you can see Isaiah right in the middle! The Cliff House is way in the background.

Here is another view of the beach. We were way above this, but I zoomed in with my cell phone to take a shot of this pretty pattern someone made in the sand!

Finally, we were all starving, so we ate at our favorite Chinese restaurant close by. Here are my goofballs! They can never give me a "nice" picture. But, oh well..this is them..being THEM!

And here is another shot of my hubby and yours truly!!


Cathy said...

It's so great to hear from you, Alicia! I've missed your postings. It looks like you all had a great time. I always enjoy looking at your pictures. Isn't it great to be on Christmas break? When do you guys go back? We go back on the 3rd of Jan.

Have a wonderful Christmas in case I don't get to "see" you again before then!

Jane Anne said...

Oh! Disneyland and San Fran!? Sounds like everyone is having fun.I love the pattern on the beach. Beautiful. Merry Christmas!

Stacy said...

I have missed you too! Sounds like everyone is having a blast! Merry Christmas:)

He & Me + 3 said...

Wow! You all look so good. I have been keeping up with you on FB so I haven't missed much. I hope that you all have a wonderful Christmas. Great shots with your cell phone and I love that pattern on the beach. vEry cool.

Anita Johnson said...

Great pictures! Merry Christmas to you, Alicia!