Tuesday, April 16, 2013

northern ca.

As much as I love to say I hate Northern Ca., I actually, secretly, love it. My MIL lives there and some other family members of my husband. We have been together for almost 12 years and I have always dreaded our visits there. It's a 6+ hour long drive, It ALWAYS seems SO cold and there is nothing to do there!

But recently, this past New Years actually, I have had a change of heart. There is so much beauty for acres and acres, I love the wild flowers, the perfect rows of grape vines and all the trees. I get through the cold by bundling up and sitting by a fire (although that was not necessary this trip) and even though it takes actual planning just to run to the nearest Target, there are the cutest little shops and places to eat in the nearby town.

This past trip though we were there for MILs wedding. We spent most of the day Wednesday driving up there. On Thursday my SIL and I did some final wedding tasks while my MIL worked, we also had a failed shopping trip for necklaces. Friday we had a nice little "girls" day shopping, success with necklaces this time, and eating some pretty yummy food. And then of course the wedding on Saturday.



Even though this trip went by SO quickly, it made me realize that I really do enjoy visiting the other side of the state I live in and I'm already looking forward to going back.


  1. It looks like you had a really fund weekend! Northern Cal sounds beautiful! Glad you enjoyed it this time:)

  2. I LOOOVE the skirt you are wearing in that first pic! And girl, I'm sure you get this all the time, but you look SO young to be able to say you've been with someone for 12 years! You have some amazing genes :)

  3. Love your outfit!! what part of northern california? My husbands family takes up all northern cali haha. Fun trip!

  4. All that fruit looks fantastic!! And it looks as though it was a wonderful trip: so glad you were able to have a fun time =)

  5. oh wow! Really lovely photos.. probably more yammy! hah! What's exactly in the last photo? strawberry thing..? looks good! :P
    And yeah, I love your skirt as well! :)

  6. Your photos are soooo beautiful, I want to visit Northern CA!!!