To celebrate our FIRST ANNIVERSARY (yes this is real, and so crazy!) Jordan & I went out to california for a few days on our own & then met up with my family in Newport. How can you not love California? We went out to the Santa Monica Pier for the first time and loved it! It had such a fun atmosphere and an even better view. Only a short walk down the street is some seriously awesome shopping at 3rd Street Promenade! Santa Monica won us over no doubt! We also went to Disneyland (how can you not?) And of course had plenty of beach days! I had never been to Laguna Beach before, but was pleasantly surprised with how beautiful it is. We even got to do a little whale watching from the beach! I couldn't have asked for a better way to celebrate!