Wednesday, June 13, 2012

A Beautiful Break...

We needed a break. We've had sadness and really "big girl" problems lately. The pain of losing my Papa (which trumps all), the ongoing pain of failed pregnancy attempts, and general life "stresses" have weighed heavy. While we cannot escape the reality of life, which is sometimes really tough, we decided to escape the reality of our routine for a few days. It was glorious!

My mom, my Nana and I decided to go to California to visit my brother. Three weeks ago we threw around the idea of going to California and within hours my mom had looked at Taylor's baseball schedule, realized we could go visit him and be there for Breast Cancer awareness night, and we decided it had to be done. We left last Wednesday with a loose plan, a LOT of luggage (we should be shot with the amount of clothing we took!!), smiles on our faces and camera in hand. We came home broke, full, exhausted, and with a new favorite dessert...have you ever had a Pizzookie from BJ's?? If not, go get one. You'll thank me (actually, my brother) later.

We took a breathtaking drive to Big Sur, had ocean view lunches, took pictures on the beach, watched the bag piper at Pebble Beach ~ Spanish Bay, watched the Rangers play the Giants at AT&T Park, Mom outbid a crazy lady for Taylor's pink jersey and was honored as a survivor at breast cancer awareness night, we had a blast spending time with my brother, he treated me to a mint mojito coffee (delish!!), and we enjoyed every moment together. I am so blessed to have such amazing women in my life who love me so. Here are a few 25 pictures from our trip...



 My beautiful Nana (Teeny) and Mother







 Nana's such a beach babe! Sand and sun are her "happy place".









 A lady tried to bid on my brother's jersey at the very last minute and mom was standing there to make sure she won. The lady started to write and mom said, "I'm his mother! Can you please let me win??" The lady looked at her and said, "Fine." Haha!

 This is why we call her "Teeny". :) 6'5" vs. 5'2".


 Giants vs my Texas Rangers!! Gorgeous stadium! I can't believe these views from the upper deck.


What a treat to spend time with my mom and Nana. It was priceless. Sadly, we were one chick short....my sister couldn't take off again so soon after her honeymoon. I guess we'll have to plan another trip when the whole gang can go. :) XOXO

13 comments:

Amber said...

Tiffany, what a wonderful trip! So glad you have such a wonderful family! Your brother sure is TALL! :)

Virginia Belle said...

Gorgeous pictures! It looks like this wonderful trip was just what the doctor ordered for you all. You are so fortunate to be surrounded by such special women in your family :)

Brandi said...

Great pics! Looks like you all had a blast!!! Awesome baseball field!!! FUN!!

Katie Norwood said...

Wow! Beautiful trip, beautiful pictures, and beautiful family. Seriously... y'all are like straight out of a magazine!!

Sarah O said...

What a wonderful trip and it sounds like it's just want you needed.

Kara said...

I was loving your tour via twitter! So fun!

Lilly said...

Such gorgeous photos! I am so glad that you got to take a moment to get rejuvenated after a rough spell. I am praying for the hardships that you are toughing through right now.

Lilly

Kat said...

so glad that you got to get away from the stress of reality. i feel like it's super important to take a break and recharge the batteries to keep going. looks like you guys had a wonderful time.

the kriegels said...

Your mom and Nana always look like they would be a hoot to hang out with! Glad y'all had a great trip!

Chic Runner said...

Glad that you had such a great time out here in CA. I wish you were closer so we could have gone to a game together! maybe you can convince your brother to come play for the ANGELS! :) I'm glad you got time away to relax and laugh with your family, I always love updates on them!

Lauren said...

what a fun trip! i can only imagine the fabulous fun you guys had together!

melissa said...

I'm so behind on blog reading - forgive me for being so late to the game!

It looks like such a fabulous trip. It made me yearn for a trip back "home". (Hard to call it home when it's been so long since I've lived there but it still feels that way.)

Your outfits in all these pictures were adorable. I have to hear more about the chambray button down and coral shorts, please! TOO CUTE!

Liz said...

NO ONE is cuter than you, V-Rog and Teeny. Unless you added K-Rog in the mix and then I don't think we could even handle the cuteness! I am SO jeal of the pic outside by the fire pit. OMG I want it.