Tuesday, July 12, 2011

California Dreamin'

Last Thursday morning, Kristi and I braved the friendly skies and took our boys (Easton 13 months & Raleigh 10 weeks) on their first plane rides...they did better than we could have imagined - thankfully! We flew down to LA for four nights to stay with our dear friend LSpry (Thank You for having us!!) and hang out with our girlfriends - Carrie, Avery, Lori, Lyndsy and Christy. We didn't want to leave the CA sun and the ocean air, but we knew it was the right thing to do with our husbands waiting at home for us and our boys. Our days were busy and filled with , lots and lots of laughs, trips to the beach, wine tasting in Malibu at Sip, early morning and evening walks to the ocean and along Montana Ave (always accompanied by a coffee from Caffe Luxxe and a sample from Nothing Bundt Cakes - AMAZINGLY Delicious!), BBQ's, treats from Menchie's, breakfast at Huckleberry, dinner at C&O (a Venice favorite of ours), lunch at my new favorite spot Lemonade on Abbott Kinney with Mr. and Mrs. Reynolds, a long overdue/much-needed visit with the Petyo Family and lunch at Sweet Lady Jane.  So in other words, we basically ate our way through LA and dragged our boys along for the ride.   

I love these girls and I especially love how much they adore my boy - we feel so incredibly lucky to have these auntie's in Raleigh's life.  This getaway with Raleigh and Easton was perfect.  Both boys made new friends and were spoiled with love...pretty sure each of the girls were smitten with these two blue-eyed boys and will most likely miss them more than they'll miss Kristi and me. Here are just a few of the 300 photos that were taken during our SoCal adventure. Can't wait to go back!
























9 comments:

The Petyos said...

Yay!! So happy to be a part of this post, and even better, SO happy to see you both!! It was short but sweet and can't wait to see you again in Sept. Love the pics and most importantly love you and baby Raleigh.

mcoffey311@gmail.com said...

WOW, is baby Raleigh 3 years old?! Holy cow, he is aware of everything, including the camera. Such a cute smile, but I'm not suprised...he was smitten with ALL the beautiful ladies doting on him!

Megan, Ryan, Addi & Brady said...

I have been so excited to see these pics and get the update! Love that R was spoiled with so much love on your trip and you both enjoyed the California sun! Love the pics of the Petyo's and I love that you all had a mini reunion! Next time...A, B and I want to join you guys!

Courtney said...

What fun!! What a wonderful get-a-way you girls and little boys had!

Lynne said...

What a great trip!
1) Coffey you look great
2) I cant say it enough I just love RJR and his facial expressions.
3) Fav pic is Eric and RJR!

The Burrells said...

This post makes me so jealous! My faves were the one with Erik and Raleigh - what a natural! And the one with Spry and Raleigh (but she looks a little too drunk to be holding him).

DeLane, Kevin & Parker Lilly said...

So fun!! I cannot believe how much Raleigh looks and smiles at the camera! Looks like a perfect trip friend:)

Marge said...

great pics! I miss all you socal ladies! Saaa pritt!

Lspry said...

Such a fun trip!! I miss those sweet boys and their mama's. Passing the rubixcube and mencies was my favorite part! Come back soon.