>> Wednesday, October 29, 2014 – Ventura
Ventura, yes, it really looks like this:
Totally unfair to make the rest of the world feel so bad and ugly about itself. But, we sure enjoyed it while we were there.
We went for almost a week while my mom had a fall break from teaching. Other than having colds and teething and not sleeping much (Deacon, was on a nap strike) we had a wonderful time.
Deacon loved hanging out on the green grass in the backyard and we all loved being outside. (My family is known for "patio time.")
We also enjoyed lots of beach walks. Since Deacon wouldn't really nap, walks either put him to sleep or kept him happy. We were happy to have grandma take him on lots of neighborhood walks, too.
Evan and I were also able to sneak out for lots of afternoon mini dates. It was so much fun to feel all young and free! We got to visit several new (to us) breweries in Ventura which were really great. We saw tons of people in our age bracket while we were out and I was telling Evan that I don't know where they all were when I lived in Ventura after college. He pointed out that all the people we were seeing wouldn't have been in my age bracket back then. I was now old, and so were all the people we were seeing. Awesome. But true.
We visited a pumpkin patch for the sole purpose of taking pictures.
Totally worth it.
My mom found the turkey hat at Target for our little Turkey. Obviously, it's just about the cutest thing ever.
While there, I turned 32. We were all going to go out to Wood Ranch (per the usual) to celebrate but my dad caught my cold, and Deacon was a mess, so Evan and I went and brought my parents takeout. Not the same, but nothing really is anymore!
Anyway, the birthday family pic (in my birthday shirt my sister gave me):
Also while in Ventura, Deacon hit 8 months!
He's so excited about being 8 months that he started clapping a few days ago.