Sierra's View: Trip Recap: San Diego | Two Gift Cards to Starbucks!

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Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Trip Recap: San Diego | Two Gift Cards to Starbucks!

Well, we are home from the last of our summer vacations. It's so incredibly heartbreaking. I am currently sitting in my classroom; trying to get back into work and reality. It sort of makes me want to cry. I mean, I am always excited to meet my students and start a new school year, but I am not ready for summer to be over!
At the end of July, we went down to San Diego for the extended Ainge Family Reunion. I haven't seen some of my Ainge cousins, aunts&uncles, and their kids in years. In fact, I hadn't met some of the children! It was fun to see family who lives all over the country! We played some football at the park (can't do anything without it being competitive…Hello, we are taking about all of the Ainge's in the same place! Yikes!), lots of charades (apparently we have some actors in our family), lots of good conversation, played at the beach, explored downtown Carlsbad, and took lots of family pictures.  It was so difficult to choose which photos to post because I took 200+, but here are some highlights from the vacation. Also, I have decided that I would like to raise my children in Carlsbad. Just so you know. Let's hope my husband makes a lot of money….

Cousins and 2nd cousins playing some football. 

2nd Cousins being silly. 

Second cousins

This is Sienna. Yes, we have the same nickname: Sisi. 

My aunts talking in the beautiful sunset. 

This is my grandpa Ainge. AKA my twin. Creepy, right?

Grandpa Ainge and my nephew, Dane playing around. 

My uncle Danny, or "Coach," with his granddaughters. 

My dad (who looks very tired haha) with his dad! 

Riley, second cousin. 

Me and my cousin, Taylor. And her little boy, Miles.

haha so confused. Little stinker. 

Cousin, Crew and Landon going for the ball. Can't have an Ainge reunion without a competitive sporting event.

Love this picture of my Aunt Laurie. Playing charades.

This is my mother. Playing charades. Hahahaha. 

My mom, cousin, Austin, and Aunt Michelle getting very into charades. 

downtown Carlsbad. Famous painting.

downtown Carlsbad. 

Aw, San Diego beaches. 

Grandma Pam, and my cousin, Kim. 

My cute second cousin, Sage.

me with my nephew, Lincoln.

My brother, Landon, me, and my cousin, Elliot. 

awww Landon is so GQ. (He's single, ladies. Hahaha)

My mama, me, and sister, Mckenna. 


So obsessed with this picture. Those eyes! 

Second cousin, Lulu. 

Tanner and Lincoln. Best friends. 

The Ainge siblings trying to all be taller than one another. Love this picture of my dad and Danny! 

The whole gang. (missing 6 grandchildren too!)

Guys! I am participating in a giveaway that gives away TWO separate gift cards to Starbucks. Meaning two of my readers could win both (that's 40 dollars to Starbucks!). Even if you don't drink coffee, Starbucks has some of the most amazing drinks in the world. Ummmm Passion Tea Lemonade, Hot Chocolate (because I know tons of you still drink hot chocolate in the summer!)

Me and Shane from Whispering Sweetly are doing one below:
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The other is with a bunch of wonderful bloggers via Kate the Almost Great. This one is below:

Starbucks giveaway

Good luck!


  1. I absolutely love these beautiful pictures!! Hope you had a great trip!

  2. That painting is amazing. Looks like a great trip!

  3. You have the cutest family ever! Seriously!

  4. Such a lovely family... and beautiful photos! Looks like you had a blast :)

  5. Great pictures! It looks like everyone had a blast. And super cute swimsuit! I've never seen one like that before!

  6. So many beautiful pictures. The boys with their tops off standing so proudly got me giggling. They're going to be heartbreakers! Riley is a doll, too many beautiful pictures for one blog post! Can I please have Lincoln?! Too adorable. aren't they all just the picture of innocence?!

    Katie <3

  7. Holy cow! It looks like you had so much fun! I love all the pictures, especially the ones of those cute kids!

  8. Looks like you had one hell of a summer break. I love when families get together, when mine do it's always a riot I never want it to end. But reality calls all the time and someone has to pick up

  9. Such great photos. Very cute. It looks like your family is really close!

  10. That is so fun to have family reunions! I love the pics of your family getting into charades. We just played that at a family night and my father in law did a hilarious impression of Ariel from the Little Mermaid -- more like beached whale/seal. We lost because we couldn't stop laughing at him. Good luck with the new school year and getting back into the groove of everything.

  11. Looks like you had a blast! I love being able to get together with my family! It makes us so much closer!

  12. Such gorgeous pictures, hope you have a lovely time!

  13. I love Carlsbad! Those outlets though definitely broke the bank a few times! Love seeing pictures of your family :)

  14. Wonderful pictures, it looks like you had a great time!

  15. Such a beautiful family!! San Diego is the best! So gorgeous

  16. Your family looks like so much fun!! Beautiful pictures and great giveaway :D

  17. I love Carlsbad. I live about 30 minutes from there and went to the beach in Carlsbad my whole life.

  18. Carlsbad looks like a wonderful place! So glad that you had a good time!

  19. We know some people who live in Carlsbad! It's a really nice area. :)

  20. Too fun! Gotta love family reunions and you gotta love the location you had it in. So pretty!

  21. Aw, what a fun trip! Love all of your photos!

  22. Oh my gosh, it looks like you had so much fun with your family!! I love Carlsbad!

  23. Your photo's look great, looks like you had a great time. I love Carlsbad and I love that painting :-)

  24. Looks like such a fun trip. And those kids are such cuties, I love the flexing pic !


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