Casey, Ashley, Chase & Jimmy

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Surprise Anniversary Trip to California!

Casey surprised me with a trip to CA for our 5-year Anniversary! He had the flights and hotel all taken care of. It was a very pleasant surprise. We were going to get a hotel somewhere in Utah like Sundance or Salt Lake but Casey pulled this one off and surprised me. He was able to work in LA for a couple of days and we went down for a whole week. 
My mom took us Chase and I to Disneyland with one of her tennis friends for the day. Chase is still a little too young for D-land but he loved the people watching! His favorite ride was Ariel- he likes to sing with her. 
For our Anniversary we went to the temple and did sealings in the same room we were sealed in 5 years ago.  Then we got lunch in Westwood at this awesome pizza place called 800 degrees. We then drove up the Ventura to check into our hotel and surf! Seriously Ventura is the best kept secret in Ca. We stayed ON THE BEACH for so cheap and had an awesome ocean view. You can walk everywhere too. The cute little town, restaurants, movies, pier, boardwalk are all so close. And the best part is there is a world-class point break right there! if you surf you will appreciate this. 
To say we had a good time would be an understatement. We surfed a couple times (no one was out!), road bikes, walked the pier, saw a movie, went to the original Patagonia store, and ate lots of good food. It was so refreshing to just be with Casey and not have to worry about Chase. 
The rest of the weekend we just hung out with my parents. We went to the beach one day and surfed Malibu. I spent lots of time laying out by the pool while Chase took naps and Casey got a lot of golfing in. It was such a fun trip! Getting away from the cold Utah winters is so necessary! I'm so lucky I have been able too!

 My cousin Kate Hansen was in the Olympics for luge so we wore shirts to support her. 

 we are very romantic…..haha

 Dinner at Lure Fish House in Ventura. So good!

 the view from our room!

 Back in Pasadena. We checked out this new place for lunch. Good but a little too trendy. 

We spend Sunday morning down in Dana Point. Went to Stacks for breakfast. So delicious!

 Chase loves Malibu!

 Our attempt of a family picture


 Chad and Chase

Chase had so much fun with Grandma and Grandpa. Thanks so much for watching him!

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