Friday, August 7, 2009

4 years and counting...

Travis and I just celebrated our 4th anniversary on July 24th. This past year has been a really special year for us because 2 weeks after our anniversary last year we found out we were going to have a baby. Now here we are with a 3 month old son and our love for each other is even greater. I remember on our wedding day praying for the children we would some day have... and this year we can look into Hudson's face and thank God for our first born. It seemed fitting to take the most precious gift God has ever given to us on our anniversary trip to La Jolla (and of course, we aren't ready to leave him yet).

We went to La Jolla for 2 days and stayed at The Lodge at Torrey Pines. We booked this amazing 5 star hotel through and paid less than half price for each night!

We love Mexican food so we started off the first night going to a hole-in-the-wall Mexican restaurant the concierge recommended. The food was amazing and while we were there Hudson heard a mariachi band for the first time.
Below Travis was trying to make a good impression of Hudson.

The next morning we went to breakfast in downtown La Jolla. The food was so good we decided to go there the next day too.

As you can see we ate like a king and queen.

Hudson showing off his old man hat.

Then we sat and watched the huge waves that were hitting the so cal coast. Back home in San Clemente they even had to close the pier because the waves were so big.

Travis took Hudson down closer to the water. It is moments like these that I will cherish forever. I love watch Travis striving to be the father God has called him to be. I can't wait to tell Hudson stories about how his dad loved him from the very beginning.

An attempt at a self portrait;)

We headed back to the hotel for some time in the pool. The pool was a saline pool and there were underwater speakers playing classical music! Hudson seemed to enjoy the water a little bit more this time... it must have been the music ;)

Then off to Cheesecake Factory for a dinner to celebrate these past 4 years.

Travis loving on Hudson before our dinner came.

At dinner Travis surprised me with this little box below (it is amazing how a turquoise box with a white bow can make a girl blush). He picked out a beautiful silver ring that will always remind me of this season of our lives together being a young married couple with our first precious baby.

The next day we had breakfast, spent some time enjoying the town and then headed home. Our trip was a wonderful time of reflecting how amazing God's grace has been in our lives. It is because of His grace we are able to forgive, lay down our pride, sacrifice, submit, lead and love each other.


Anonymous said...

Congrats Hayley & Travis!
You have a beautiful family & God has truly blessed you! I pray a lifetime of blessings to come!
(By the way, I LOVE Hudson's old man hat!!!)

Roxanna Grimes said...

Congratulations you THREE!
Love the pics. and you.