a week in laguna beach {part one}

happy monday! 
it’s been a little quiet on the blog, because
we just got back from a dreamy vacation to laguna beach..
how lucky we were to spend a week in one of our favorite places with family!
last summer, {see here} it was so fun to come back again this week with my family.
it has always been a favorite place of ours, and somewhere we return to every year!
we soaked up some sun, ran on the beach, played tennis, ate at favorite restaurants,
swam, hot tubbed, went to a baseball game, and mostly spent time with family
in such a fun + amazing beach house my parents rented. there is nothing better! 
we’re sad to be home, but feeling ready for the week after so much relaxation 
and family time. here are some pictures, more to come soon!
so good to have the whole family together! 
our a m a z i n g beach house..thanks parents
best views from the house, plus a hot tub overlooking the ocean! 
yummy dinners out with these cute parents.. 
{is it obvious that we love salmon?}
my parents are the cutest grandparents in the world to the 
cutest niece + nephew..am i biased???
a giant pizookie from BJ’s pizza. pure happiness. 
i ate probably 1/4 of this myself.
shopping in town with mom!
burgers on the balcony overlooking the beach
my cute dad and i after dinner at bandera, one of our favorites!
 strolling around town
“living the good life” 
two of ten froyos i had on this trip :)
cute mama
golfing parents
 my cute cali boy going for an early morning ocean dip
beachin’ it with the cutest niece!
we love you, laguna!
more pictures + a video coming soon!

'a week in laguna beach {part one}' has 22 comments

  1. April 15, 2013 @ 7:57 pm Ms. Morgan

    Looks like you had so much fun. It makes me miss southern California (I grew up in San Diego) and the beach. And I understand the missing home but not wanting to go back at the same time. I just got home a week ago from spending 4 1/2 days in Boston and felt there was still so much more to do and see. Thanks for sharing your pictures. You should stop over and check out mine from Boston.

    Happy Blogging,
    Ms. Morgan



    • April 15, 2013 @ 8:25 pm emi

      So fun that you grew up in SoCal..we love it there! I went to your blog and love it! Glad you had a great trip..xo


  2. April 15, 2013 @ 8:13 pm Sally

    Ahhhh this is making me miss the beach!!! Such great pics!! xoxo


    • April 15, 2013 @ 8:26 pm emi

      haha i am always missing the beach! xo


  3. April 15, 2013 @ 8:22 pm Kelsie Peterson

    Looks like such a fun family trip! Love the pics!


    • April 15, 2013 @ 8:36 pm emi

      we had the best time! we sure share a cute little nephew. lots more pictures of him to come! XO


  4. April 15, 2013 @ 8:27 pm Katie

    We are always looking for new vacation places. Laguna looks nice!

    So sweet of your parents to rent that home so everyone could stay together. That house looks amazing!


    • April 15, 2013 @ 8:33 pm emi

      oh my goodness, you would LOVE laguna! you should definitely put it on your list. it’s one of my favorite places ever. i will have to do a little guide to it! we were so spoiled to get to stay in that fun house, but it was worth it- family time is the best..especially since we live away from them! XO


  5. April 15, 2013 @ 9:09 pm Rachel O.

    Oh it looks like it was so fantastic!! And seriously – hot tub overlooking the beach? That is incredible. Oh, and I’m totally obsessed with salmon. We had some for dinner the other night and I’m still drooling over how good it was.


  6. April 15, 2013 @ 9:53 pm Jen

    How fun! It looks like an amazing time and aren’t the pazookies from BJ’s the best?! Yum!


  7. April 15, 2013 @ 10:51 pm Ashley R

    How fun! :) Everyone looks tan & happy!


  8. April 15, 2013 @ 11:12 pm Mindy

    Such a great trip. I miss you today! Thanks for all the good memories and photos! Love you!


    • April 17, 2013 @ 4:55 pm emi

      love you and missing you guys lots!!


  9. April 16, 2013 @ 12:13 am Kate at Green Fashionista

    The views were gorgeous! And that pizooki YUMMMMM!!!


  10. April 16, 2013 @ 3:14 am alice {sweet dreamer}

    Wow! It looks so nice – like a little piece of heaven. I love holidays by the beach. x


  11. April 16, 2013 @ 4:57 am Living in Another Language

    Wow…can I go there right now?! What a great vacation! I look forward to my next vacation, hopefully sometime in July-August….where I’ll definitely be beach bound.
    The sunset pictures are incredible!

    Amanda | Living in Another Language


  12. April 16, 2013 @ 6:20 am Kristin

    OMG that house looks amazing!!


  13. April 16, 2013 @ 3:04 pm Mara and Jae

    such a fun trip!! i think doing big family trips in a big rented house all together is the best kind of trip. also, there must be a beach involved :) looks amazing!


  14. April 17, 2013 @ 4:58 pm Catherine

    Gorgeous pictures!! Laguna is one of my favorite places in the world!


  15. April 18, 2013 @ 7:36 pm Kelsey Eaton

    This looks like so much fun. That beach house looks incredible!! I’d love to do that someday!


  16. May 5, 2013 @ 2:38 am Court5km

    super cute blue pants! where are they from?!


    • May 5, 2013 @ 3:21 am emi

      thanks dear, they are just from H&M!


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