Sunday, May 15, 2016

San Diego: Day 3

{Check out this post, this one and this one for a recap of the first and second days of our girls' trip to San Diego!  And a huge thanks to my mom and sister for the pretty pictures in this post!}

Our third and final day in San Diego began with dessert for breakfast.  My sister found this little funky breakfast place that served the most delicious french toast and pancakes.  I ordered a pancake flight, which consisted of a plain cake, a peanut butter cup one and the special of the day, which included white chocolate chips and cream, topped with coconut.  Oh my goodness, it was heavenly.  My sister ordered the french toast special and we immediately went into sugar comas.  Totally worth it.

Thursday, May 5, 2016

San Diego: Day 2 (part ii)

{Check out this post and this one or a recap of the first day of our girls' trip to San Diego!  And a huge thanks to my mom and sister, both excellent photographers, for the pretty pictures in this post!}

Our second day in San Diego continued after our trip to Nurtured by Nature with a visit to the coastline.  We drove over to La Jolla, parked along the cliffs and walked down to the beach.  The skies had cleared by the time we arrived, and the tide was low.  The Pacific Ocean was stunning!


Wednesday, May 4, 2016

San Diego: Day 2 (part i)

{Check out this post for a recap of the first day of our girls' trip to San Diego!  And a huge thanks to my mom and sister, both excellent photographers, for the pretty pictures in this post!}


The second day of our trip began with the ultimate purpose of the trip: a visit to Nurtured by Nature.  Nurtured by Nature is a wildlife refuge operated in conjunction with the Make a Wish Foundation.  The couple who runs the refuge were as sweet as can be, and well trained in caring for exotic animals.  They are known most for the opportunity to swim with their playful and cheerful residents - Chinese small-clawed otters.  That's actually what led us to plan our trip in the first place.  I saw this video a while back and sent it to my sister - the next thing I knew, we were booking flights to San Diego and the trip was underway!

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

San Diego: Day 1

My mom, sister and I spent a long weekend in San Diego a few weeks back to celebrate my sister's birthday.  We had a lot of fun enjoying our girls' weekend!  (You are safe to assume that any high-quality pictures in this post are courtesy of my sister, aka our resident photographer.  Thanks sis!)

After a quick stop at Starbucks (a necessity on any #halseygirlstrip), we hopped on an early morning flight and arrived in San Diego by mid-morning on Saturday.  We were able to check into our hotel first thing and get settled before we headed out for lunch.  Our hotel (Residence Inn) was brand new and located right on the bay, so we had a great view of Coronado Island and the USS Midway Museum.


Monday, May 2, 2016

Steve's Bar Celebration

We got some big news last Friday - Steve passed the Texas Bar Exam!  After months of studying, sitting for the exam and waiting for the results, we were finally able to bring this chapter of life to a close and celebrate!  And celebrate we did.