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San Diego! (babymoon part 2)


Next stop on our trip was San Diego! On the drive down the coast, we stopped at Santa Monica pier and looked at all the rides I can't go on (because pregnant) it was ok though because it was just fun being on the pier and walking around.

We went on the ferris wheel on our honeymoon so we had to get a picture in front of it (sentimental over here) We were trying to take a picture and this nice lady stopped and offered to take one for us! It was funny because with my lens, you have to stand kind of far away to get the whole picture so people kept walking in front and stopping to talk while we were 'posing' and then they'd realize we were trying to take a picture and be like "oh oops sorry!!!" I always wonder how many pictures I'm in where I accidentally walked in front of someones camera haha

Random pier story, but I actually found this lady's phone in the bathroom stall! It was all in Spanish and needed a passcode to unlock anything. Luckily Jason speaks Spanish so he could see a little bit! She kept having facebook notifications pop in from people from like Spain so we were going to message one of them from our own phone and ended up not doing it because Jason thought it would be weird and confusing so we ended up just taking the phone to the lost and found. Hopefully she found it!



As we were leaving there was a guy doing magic tricks! He was SO in love with his bunny, it was so funny!! The bunny's name is Rodger in CASE you were wondering. The guy would pick up the rabbit and help it "walk" on two legs to move it, it was just really funny. He pulled up Jason and I to be apart of his magic trick so that was fun! Towards the end of his show, everything became about how much he REALLY appreciated tips and has 2 kids at home that he supports and all this stuff and it was soooooooooo awkward because Jason and I didn't carry any cash on us, just cards! So afterwards (and after like 50 plugs to give him tips) we awkwardly searched our bag for the cash we knew wasn't in there and Jason was like ".... uhh we will have to come back when we get cash....." and then we didn't because obviously it was just a pit stop on the way to San Diego. I kept telling Jason "he picked the wrong people to be in his act!" assuming he thought we had lots of money or something to give, I don't know!




Next day we went to Belmont Park! We shopped around the stores and went to the beach and it was awesome. It was super overcast the entire time (come on, California!!!) so it was chilly, but we still played in the water a little and had a good time. After the beach for a few hours we went back to the hotel and swam in their heated pool for a bit and went to dinner at this place called Coyote Cafe. 

It's a Mexican food place and there were these mariachi guys walking around playing music for people. They stopped by our table and asked what we wanted to hear. Me (being oblivious) just said "uhhh I don't know, whatever you want to play" and I DID NOT REALIZE these people play and then you tip them. So they played this really short song in Spanish that Jason says was apparently some love song. We actually had cash this time on us and the ENTIRE time the guy was playing, he had this sign on his guitar that said something like "We love tips!!!!!!!!!!!" and he kept his smiling face on it the whole time he was playing. So Jason pulled out a $5 (smallest bill we had) and I was so mad haha when they left I was like "$5?!?!??! For a song that sucked and I don't even know what it said?!?!" but it was my fault for not just saying "No thank you" like EVERYONE else at the restaurant. And of course once they finished, they stared Jason down until he whipped out his wallet and gave them money. Like really they stood there for at least a minute in silence just waiting, it was really awkward. I know, $5, whatever! But at the time I was just annoyed that everyone in California seems to only do something if you pay them so I was like #^%$^& make it stop! 

The last day, we stopped at Outlets on our way home to Arizona. We bought some stuff from Nike and other places but ended up buying the most stuff for baby girl! She is hard NOT to shop for! In the baby store (Carter's in case you were wondering, they have such cute baby clothes!! Shop the sales!) Jason and I were debating what sizes to buy because we are new at this! So I asked this couple with a newborn baby what they would do haha they were so nice and we talked forever and they gave me all these tips!! Also I loved that Jason picked out most of the clothes, it just is so cute to me. Like, hey baby girl, daddy picked these for YOU!! I don't know, just cute and sweet and I can't wait to see her all dressed and pretty!

That concludes our babymoon! It was so fun and I loved spending the time with Jason and just enjoying each other on our last vacation before baby girl gets to join us next time :) 

xo
Candace

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  1. I love San Diego, it's definitely one of my favorite places.

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  2. Shame that it was so cold and cloudy while you were there, but that just gives you more reason to go back again later when they have better weather! Baby Girl will love visiting! Looks like you guys still had a great time, though! :)

    Also... super awkward moments with the tipping thing. Cali is definitely its own culture.

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    1. We braved it through the cold because there was no way we were going to be in Cali and NOT go in the ocean haha . oh and the tipping stuff was so awkward! We are just poor college students, not rich kids!

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  3. They do weird stuff like that in Europe too! Where they will hand you a rose, and it's so hard not to grab it on reflex and then expect a bunch of money! Bummer it was cold and wind while y'all were there, but it looks like y'all still had a blast! :)

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    1. Sheesh that's good to know, too!! I wish we were rich and could give everyone tips for days haha but that is not the case. It was still fun even with the wind, the wind couldn't stop us! :)

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  4. Ugh the tipping thing is so annoying! I literally never have cash so if someone picks me for something like that they're out of luck! Carter's has the cuuutest baby clothes. Whenever I see them in stores I'm like WHERE IS MY BABY?! Hahaha.

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    1. Same!! We only got cash later on because some food stands only take cash but it bit us in the bum when those people played music for us haha Seriously Carter's has THE cutest baby things for such good deals!!

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  5. Well at least you turned that girls phone in. haha I love how you almost turned detective! lol

    I'm totally jealous of your babymoon! Even the awkward mariachi members. haha Been there done that. A local place did that to us once and now I snap a photo of their "event" calendar on my phone when we go so I know what days to avoid. (;

    When it comes to sizes, it's tricky. We returned SOOO MANY newborn items. Really, keep the tags on everything until she gets here. Places are so cool about returns. Penny wasn't "big" either, she was 6 lb. 15 oz. but a size 3M sleeper worked just fine on her if we were just laying around. Which, you'll do a lot at first. lol. My best advice for baby clothing shopping when she gets older, and you know how she's growing, to keep a basket in the top of her closet. When things go on sale, buy them! Even if it's fall and all the summer clearance is out, buy it. You'll need it, you'll buy it in 6 months anyway, so just buy it. lol I have been doing that since she was born and am so happy I do. Target has some wicked kids clearance and I always get exciting sorting through my finds from previous months! (:

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    1. haha I wanted to find that girl and give her her phone SO bad but it would have been like impossible. That is SO smart to look up the events calendar and know when to avoid the awkwardness haha

      I keep hearing that, too!! Mostly what I've gotten so far is a few 0-3 month, a handful of 6 month and some 6-12. We've only bought 1 newborn onesie pack so far because I'm so scared she won't fit newborn! I keep wanting to buy all these cute swim suits that are on sale for her for next summer but I have no clue how big she will be so I have refrained haha It's so hard not to buy everything!! Thanks for the awesome and super helpful tips!!

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  6. I've been to the Coyote cafe! That place is delicious. My husband served a mission in San Diego and we were able to go back there last month and he showed me around! I LOVE your braid. So pretty.

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    1. Oh no way!! Yeah it was pretty good minus the awkward situation haha :) and Thank you!! I've been braid obsessed lately!

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  7. Such a fun trip girl, but BOO about all the people asking for tips! Why not just perform/sing/whatever for the love of it. I mean we all have jobs/lives. I feel like the mariachi people should be paid by the restaurant to just play for the PAYING customers!! I've learned quite a bit shopping for baby showers and whatnot, but my mom's best advice would be size up! Babies grow out of stuff super quickly so be prepared and don't be afraid to buy 6-9mo/9-12mo stuff this early. As super cute and adorable as newborn clothes are, they're gonna be able to fit into it for like 3 days :)!

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    1. haha seriously!! Or make it more obvious in the first place that you are wanting money and not doing something then making it obvious you WANT MONEY. so awkward!! And Thank you for those tips!! I've heard that so much lately so I've def been buying big sizes and we've only gotten 1 set of newborn onesies so far!

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  8. Ohh these pictures are so so precious. It looks like you two had an amazing time. I've just found your blog today but I'm so glad! Family blogs are my favourite. Yours is so real, it's so refreshing :)

    Katie | Words By Katie

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    1. Thank you so much!! Seriously nicest thing ever, you are so sweet!!!

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  9. How fun!! And you are just the cutest momma to be, ever!

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  10. Ahhh you're just the cutest!! I am planning a trip to San Diego soon, and your post just got me so excited!!

    xo Lacey
    http://www.myboringcloset.com

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    1. Awh thank you! You will have SO much fun and I bet it will be super sunny when you get there!

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  11. Such a fun trip!! I just LOVE California, I miss it terribly. Next trip scheduled next month. Love all these photos, they are so sweet!

    xx, Elise
    www.sparkleandslippers.blogspot.com

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    1. Oh I am so jealous, you will have so much fun next month! Thank you!!

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  12. You are glowing and beautiful! We loved our baby moon! Our baby boy is now 9 months 😢💔👶
    Enjoy this fun time in your life. Becoming a parent is amazing
    Andrea Snow
    snowbyheart.com

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    1. Thank you soooo much!!! And that is so awesome, I can't even imagine her being 9 months right now but I'm sure it goes by way too fast!

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  13. ahhh soo much fun!! babymoons are SO necessary!!!

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  14. You are so adorable!! :) love all these pics! And baby clothes are totally confusing... Like, how is there size NB, 0-3 and 3 month. LIKE, which do I pick?! LOL!

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    1. Thank you!! And seriously haha every baby store has so many different versions of sizes. Like some 6 month clothes look so different in size compared between stores!

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  15. Aww way awkward on that guy thinking y'all had money for his show! I hate that because you feel so guilty but then you're like I really don't have the money :(

    And that's kind of funny on the phone too. At least you tried!

    liz @ j for joiner

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    1. haha seriously, last time I checked we are just poor college students trying to survive over here haha

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  16. Aww that bunny is cute! People constantly asking for tips is so annoying.. I guess at least they did something for it unlike the homeless people I used to encounter lol. I'm glad you guys got to have a babymoon =)

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    1. The bunny was the best!! haha and that's true, they did do something but I was still like..... and it was a fun little last getaway before baby comes!

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  17. I've been to California several times but haven't made it to San Diego yet. I hear it is a lot of fun. I'm so glad you were able to get away before your little one arrives. ;-)

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    1. I bet you would love San Diego, so many random fun things to do and explore!

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  18. I could go BROKE in Carter's. I made the mistake of going in a few weeks ago and had to limit myself to just a few outfits because I knew she'd get a ton of clothes at the baby shwowers. So glad y'all had a great time!

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    1. Seriously though!!! SO many cute things! I had to finally say "K I will not buy any more clothes until after my baby shower" too haha thanks Paige!!

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