My uncle recently purchased an adorable beach house right on the brink of the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. He graciously offered for us to use it during the holidays so my parents and Chris' family drove the short 30 minute drive from the South Bay to spend the day in Santa Cruz. It was crazy warm for December, the kids loved the boardwalk and we even took a ride on the carousel. Chris, my parents and I spent the night and walked down the pier the next day. I was obsessed with the sea lions resting and floating all around the pier - I've never seen that many at once!
photos by jforjamie