Friday, April 22, 2011

Girls Getaway Weekend

For my birthday this year, Brian's gift to me was a weekend away with friends to scrapbook, relax and eat out!  What an AWESOME husband I have!!!  We planned our date and reserved a place through VRBO (Vacation rental by owner) and finally got to go last weekend. 

Some of my favorite women came with me (I didn't have room in the place for all the awesome women I know!!!) and we had a very relaxing weekend in Capitola.  The condo we rented was right on the beach with a gorgeous view, so even when we were inside scrapbooking, we were overlooking the ocean, pier and all the beach activity below.  What a place!  What a great time!!!  Thank you, ladies, for sharing my birthday gift with me (and to Jen for spending her birthday weekend with us!)!!!

Keely - Melissa - me - Amy - Jennifer

Right at the base of our condo stairs!

Sunset from our balcony.  The moon was full, bright and gorgeous, but I couldn't get a great picture after dark.  Guess I need some more practice & skills to capture moonlight on the ocean!!!

Our view back at the condo from Zelda's Restaurant, where we ate lunch.  Ours is the gray building w/ the white window trim above the bright yellow hotel room.  We were on the middle story.
Picture taken on our balcony.  Told you it was an awesome view!!!

This was taken at the end of the boardwalk looking toward New Brighton State Park, which Brian and I can't wait to check out the new find for camping with the fam!!!

1 comment:

  1. Oh I am SO JEALOUS!!! I actually grew up in Santa Cruz, so those pictures look awfully familiar to me. I haven't been back since I was 16 though, and I would dearly love to se the ocean again. My friends and I have been talking about doing a scrap retreat like this for years~ you DO have an amazing husband! What a guy!

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