Friday, July 13, 2012

officially over.

being home from italy for less than a week,
life already has picked us up in it's whirlwind of business.
you know that saying, "vacation is over"?
that's truer than true.
the minute you step off the plane from your vacation,
no matter how long or short it may have been, it's back to "real" life.
however, our real life has still felt like vacation...
considering we didn't exactly go straight home; we spent a few days in utah.
 also, a big thanks to holidays, family time, baseball games,
eating out, friends, treats and sleepovers
for helping drag out our vacation as long as possible.
{instagram: eleasejane}

1. jet lag requires early morning starbucks runs.
2. & 3. red, white and blue for the fourth of july. 
4. the gorgeous mountains in utah, which we miss dearly.
5. great harvest and einstein's = carb heaven, as well as my heaven.
6. currently in the market for a little putt putt.
7.  cutest little kids on the block.
8. pedicure, for both of us, was mandatory after walking the streets of italy.
9. nothing better than coming home to california's well earned rep for fresh produce.
10. lovebird being our family's 'grill master' on our new grill.
11. finally got around to changing my last name on my license. 
{never too late, right? ... two years later. ops!}
12. spending time catching up and writing my awesome brother. 

that's a wrap: a wrap to the close of our vacation.
vacation is officially over.
we are home safe and sound and surprisingly ready for "real" life again.


  1. I feel like every time I go on vacation I need a vacation from my vacation lol you've been a busy girl.


  2. Glad to have you back! Can't wait to hear about Italy! Love the pics from your family time.


  3. That's awesome that you guys got to prolong the vacation a bit and spend time with family! I bet it's good to be home too though! xo

  4. great photos, looks like a super fun time!

  5. can't wait to see more pictures of italy - and i still have yet to change my name :P we're coming up on a year! whoops!

  6. I hope you had an amazing time over there. I totally understand how hard it is to get back to the real life (I've been back from Vietnam for 2 weeks and I'm still not in the mood...) Great pictures by the way :)

  7. Hope you guys had a great vacation, next time visit India :)
    And to find out where to visit, check my website.

    Cheers !!

  8. we went and visited Italy back in April...oh and the jet lag was way worse when I got home than when I got there?! Maybe it was b/c I was so excited to actually BE in Italy that I didn't care that I was exhausted?! lol. Love the red pants ps!

    come on over and visit me at think you'd enjoy it...but than again I may be a little bias?!?! ;-)

  9. literally just got instagram two days ago. (I have 3 pictures). whoo hoo!
    can't wait to follow ya and soooooo glad you are back! missed you too!

  10. Ahhh, I want the sandals with the bows!!! Okay, a pedicure would be pretty darn nice too. Vacation is always nice but then you need a vacation to recover.

  11. goodness, what an adorable blog! and pictures! what a fabulous vacation it must have been. xo

  12. Hi there. I just discovered your lovely blog. I can't wait to hear more about your trip to Italy!!

    Catherine (your newest follower)
    FEST (food, style & travel)

  13. oh i'm excited to see your italy photos! glad you're having a good time back at home though :)

  14. Looks like you had a FANTASTIC time! Can't wait for the photos!

  15. I always say is hard work coming back from vacation but I don’t let that stop me from taking them!


  16. Gorgeous images! I am so jealous of your little adventure vacation! I need one badly with my loved one :)'x

  17. So glad you got to spend some time in Utah! I really think northern Utah has the BEST mountains!

  18. wonderful photos!!!! glad you had such a great time! :)

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  20. Oh my goodness! I think my little brother (who just left on his mission) is friends with your little brother! Ask him if he knows Kyle Bergeson!

    ps love your blog!!

  21. the end of vacations are the WORST. Glad you had at least!