oh, the horrors of public school. i can’t wait for alex to be out of public school this year, so i can take a bloody vacay when i want and not when someone tells me to. california was busy and crazy, because…it was their spring break too. and traffic back and forth from l.a. to newport beach was horrendous-worse than d.c. traffic any day! nevertheless, we had so much fun. we did a tour of l.a. and beverly hills our first day(the girls seeing the house from iron man was a huge highlight for them), and then headed to newport beach where we were staying. we tried huntington beach and a couple others, but we found our spot near balboa island on newport beach we loved. the small shops, pizza and ice cream parlor, so much fun! we also took a day and went down to san diego/la jolla area where i lived for a short time, and hit up the awesome beach down there and strolled memory lane for a bit. we did a whale watching trip, easter egg hunt on the beach(though it was rather short since you could see the eggs on the beach-we didn’t want to bury them for fear we would never find them!). jarom and i went and got in line for the price is right, and even though we didn’t get called up, it was an experience just being in the crowd. the girls loved the ocean and boogy-boarding, it was just a lovely week to get away and spend time together!