The last several days were spent in Carpinteria, CA with Stan's family. It was much needed for all of us, and it was a blast. We spent our first day traveling to Encino to visit two of my best friends. They are "auntie's" to Emma, and I couldn't be more grateful. They spoil her with giant minion stuffed animals and Anna/Elsa pillows :D So if that's not love I don't know what is haha. && they also are my models everytime we're together, and they let me "shoot" them, so it's kind of become our thing. (Those pics are soon to come)
The next several days we spent with Stan's family in Carpinteria at the cutest beach house I've ever seen (pictured above.) Ours had a hidden staircase that pulled down from the ceiling, and led to a giant loft, and a retro kitchen that was to die for. We ended up extending our stay there an extra night, because it was so lovely and convenient being so close to family. (literally, like next door :D) They also had bikes to borrow so we could sightsee in Cali style. It makes me wish we could do more of that sort of thing here in Vegas. My sister in law and I even got to sneak away from everyone to go do some shopping one of those days, and it was great. We hit all of the boutiques in downtown Carpinteria, along with a retro thrift shop for some books. It was much needed.
The whole trip was awesome, just plain awesome. We had been planning it for months, and before we knew it, it was here and now it's gone. But our memories will last a lifetime.