Weekly Image of Life: Summertime Blast

I’m very excited to participate in this week’s Image of Life Challenge.  Before the summer breeze gives way to fall leaves, it’s the perfect opportunity to share photos from our first vacation as a trio!  We traveled to Los Angeles, CA with my in-laws, and with 8 adults and 8 kids under the same roof, there were sure to be adventures had by all! 🙂

After being on the road for just over 7 hours (only 1 stop – Alexandra was a trooper!), we arrived at the house we’d be sharing.  This picture of the foyer is only a glimpse of this beautiful home.  Before heading to bed there was plenty of bonding time with the cousins… Don’t let the face fool you.  She was loving it! LOL!

After a good night’s sleep, we were off to Universal StudiosThe hubby and I had never been, and we definitely look forward to returning when the little one is old enough to remember!

Beware! King Kong is watching!
Smile for the camera!
Oh, did you roll the red carpet out for me? You shouldn’t have!
Dr. Seuss Land: One of the MANY sights on the famous studio tour.
This was HIS idea, I promise!! I must admit that it makes for a great picture. Hahaha.
This funnel cake was delicious. I have no shame in saying I devoured it!!

We weren’t home for the Opening Ceremony of the Olympics, but we didn’t miss it!

The next day we ventured to Hollywood Boulevard, where the sights were aplenty! We started with lunch at Hard Rock Cafe.

Can’t forget the music!

I know Muhammed Ali is extremely famous, but where’s my star? 😉

Strike a pose.
Wait a minute. Who gave Captain America a break?
Hollywood and Highland Shopping Center

Later that night we went to a graduation/anniversary party of one of my dearest friends. To all of our surprise (including her!), it turned out to be a 10 year vow renewal as well!

In spite of being tired, our final day was full of smiles.

The gorgeous displays at the Bowers Museum, was a relaxing end to a fun-filled weekend.

We had a truly blessed time, and in the same way it began, our trip ended…with family.  Thank you for visiting and God bless!

The Weekly Image Of Life challenge is issued every Wednesday by The Island Traveler at This Man’s Journey.  If you would like to participate and see other entries please visit here!

0 thoughts on “Weekly Image of Life: Summertime Blast

  1. Wow Patricia that sure brought back memories of our Holiday in America, our favourite was Universal Studios but we saw many others Tourist attractions including Disneyland, that was 25 years ago, 5 years after we were Married. We found the Americans so friendly, we always felt welcome, I have never lost my love for America or it’s people, so when I realised I was Blogging in America I was very excited.

    Thank you for sharing it was great.

    Christian Love Anne.

    1. That’s great Anne. I’m glad it brought back happy memories for you! Thank you for stopping back by! We didn’t make it to Disneyland this time, but it’s on the list!!

      Have a wonderfully blessed day!
      Patricia

  2. I enjoyed your trip! You have such a wonderful family and your daughter – what can I say she has a very kissable face!! What a darling. Happy fun times that will be remembered forever. Blessings! Patty PS I think you deserve a star too!! LOL

  3. Reading your post warms the heart in the most beautiful and happy way. I remember the first time me and my family went to Universal Studious. It was a very exciting and joyful moment. My son can no longer remember the details of the trip but everytime I look at the pictures, I see a very happy kid having an awesome time. And yes, I felt like a kid too myself. Thanks for sharing a unforgettable trip with us. Trio with a wonderful smile! Thanks and God bless!

    1. Pictures + memories = a future full of joy! I know that one day I’ll show these images to my daughter, and while she won’t remember it will be an opportunity to look back at a very happy time, and relive it with stories and laughter. I thank God for His goodness, and the opportunity to have such a wonderful time. Can’t wait for the next one IT!
      Blessings to you and yours!!

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