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so far, this trip has been great. i wasn’t sure what we were in for, traveling across the country with two little ones under 18 months for a week and a half. i knew it’d be hard–and parts of it have been– like sleep schedules thrown completely off– but when our friend, vic, drove us straight to in-n-out from the airport for breakfast at 10:30 in the morning, we knew it was gonna be one good trip. :)
it’s been wonderful reconnecting with some of our favorite people who we don’t get to see very often, eating delicious food, and spending time in the sun without the humidity (somehow, it’s just more fun without it).
  1. love the in and out burger – it's always our first stop. i've heard rumors that there is one random east coast one in atlantic city in nj and we've been thinking we're not about heading out there one night specifically to check it out.

  2. Liz

    love the photos!

  3. Sarah

    Yes, us Californians are spoiled with no humidity. Glad you enjoyed LA. Funny enough I used to live there and now I live in the Bay area =) Have fun!

    – Sarah

  4. love the way you take photos!

  5. Simi

    looks like y'all are having an amazing time :) also, i love that second picture of eleanor! can i please just take her home with me?

  6. Gorgeous pics! Welcome to Sunny California! We love it here, too! Have fun!

  7. Allie

    Love the photo of Eleanor with your friend! So sweet!

  8. zay

    E is so beautiful! Looks like you guys had alot of fun :)


  9. Lovely photos! The flowers and guitar shot are especially nice :)

    Rose Eva

  10. erin

    beautiful! i was wondering, what kind of baby wrap do you have for samson? it looks more light weight than the Moby wraps i've seen.

  11. Kenzie

    oh goodness, in- n- out burger is the best thing ever when we visit our family in California, we go almost everyday. Love all the sweet photos.

  12. Looks like a great trip- now I want some ice cream!

  13. Jess

    what a fun trip!

  14. Dianna

    aww how lovely!

  15. Eleanor and your blonde friend – what a beautiful photo. Enjoy your holiday x

  16. such incredible photos, as always! absolutely spectacular, really. have you already said what kind of camera you (generally) use? can you "say" it again, please? :)

  17. Luu

    Great pictures! :)

  18. Definitely more enjoyable without humidity! So fun that you have so many friends out there! And that little girl in her boots… ridiculously cute. Glad your lil fam is having a blast! Have fun in SF!

  19. In-n-Out is my very favorite food. I literally have to talk myself out of having it for lunch every SINGLE day. It's so bad, I even looked into them catering my wedding reception!

    Hahaha enjoy sunny California!

  20. ABSOLUTLY wonderful, what an amazing time your having :)


  21. Great pictures! What a beautiful atmosphere.
    Makes me want to go now :D

  22. In-n-out burger sounds like the perfect breakfast to me! Wish there wasn't so much humidity here in Michigan.

  23. Amelia

    Oh that second picture of Eleanor is so sweet.

  24. Ana

    have a fantastic time! enjoy every minute

  25. sarah

    your trip looks fantastic! eleanor is getting so big and more adorable by the second. :)

  26. Priya

    in-n-out, YES! I'm so glad you got to go, that is the spot! Looks like you are having a wonderful trip!

    perfectly priya

  27. abby

    That trade off with traveling with little ones can be a beast…but is always so worth it:) I always figure even if I am not sleeping or have little crabby babes I am at least surrounded with people I love! And can I just say that I like that you like food!! Also-are you only allowed to be friends with attractive people…(just joking) but truly everyone is strikingly beautiful!! Cheers and hope motherhood just keeps getting sweeter for you!

  28. Lyndsay

    It looks like you're having such a fun trip! And going to In-N-Out first sounds like the perfect way to start it.

  29. Raquel

    i don't understand — how could you NOT miss DC's humidity and record-high temps?! :)

  30. Cynthia

    HI Taza could you please tell me which carseat do you use for E.

    Thank you

  31. Juliet

    I live in Memphis so I get what you're saying about the humidity. It is no fun at all!!!

    Also, Where is your polka dot shirt from? Cutee!

  32. Ashlee

    Oh my! All of the food looks amazing! Humidity really is a bummer (says the girl who lives in the South with 105 degree weather and 98% humidity)! I hope your trip continues to be amazing!

  33. Ashton

    I am loving all these pictures! It looks like you guys are having a great time! :)

  34. Norbyah

    i'm just catching up on your blog. how nice to have a trip away. we went to LA last month. gorgeous weather….a little on the cool side, actually. i love those red peep toe platform heels you have on in the previous post….

  35. I used to live in L.A. And I never thought I'd say it, but I'm kind of itching to go back now. Your photos are gorgeous and I want to try some of that ice cream! Enjoy the rest of your trip!

  36. So jealous you were spending time with my brother and his sweet family! California vacations are always epic :)

  37. Looks like you guys are having so much fun! So jealous of your In-N-Out! Enjoy the rest of your trip!

  38. what wonderful pictures! it looks like a great trip (with delicious food.. that ice cream, oh my!). i definitely want to go to california one day!
    xo, cheyenne

  39. I can't wait to read about your travels in SF. I've lived here since May and am still on the look out for good eats and things to see/do. Glad you're having a fun west coast trip!


  40. Hailey.

    The second picture should be in an advertisement for In-N-Out! It's so adorable!

  41. S

    glad you got to go to in-n-out! looks like you hung out in santa monica too. can't wait to see pics/read about the rest of your trip!

  42. Yum! I had in-n-out for dinner last night :) Glad your enjoying your trip to Cali :)

  43. Aracely

    Beautiful pictures!!!

  44. Loulou

    Amazing photographs! So gorgeous. I think I love the coloured guitars best but they are all awe inspiring.


  45. oh gosh, all of these photos are absolutely beautiful!
    and that second photo is just precious! so glad to hear that everything has been so much fun! can't wait to see the rest of all of these pictures! california is just so much fun! especially san francisco!
    xo TJ

  46. Jenna

    Isn't no humidity the best? I am currently living in the South and don't know how people function with it. Have a blast in San Fran., such a lovely place.

  47. HOW FUN! Looks like you had an aweomse time in LA area. I wasn't expecting to see my friends Rachel and Nick! Rachel is such a sweet lady, I grew up with her. They have such a beautiful family.
    Glad you got some in-n-out.
    I love the last picture. Looks appropriately golden for CA. :)

  48. i think any struggles will be completely worth it. have a great trip, little davis family!

  49. Stella

    I love life without humidity! (and so does my hair) Gorgeous pictures.

  50. i really love your blog. always update it to see new pictures from your adorable family. one day, i would love to have a family such like yours :)

  51. These are all such amazing photos! You are such a talented photographer. Your blog just gets better & better! xx

    Kate {Modette}

  52. that second picture has got to be the cutest thing I've ever seen. Enjoy SF – come down the peninsula if it gets too cold up there.

  53. Gorgeous photos! Glad to see you're having such a good time :) And virtually everything is more fun without humidity. Yay for that!

    <3 Josephine

  54. More photos! And I LOVE your lipstick…happy weekend! Cheers!

  55. vanessa

    ahh, In and Out! starting your vacation out right ;) So far it seems like you have been to some of my favorite places.. Sweet Rose in Brentwood and the Santa Monica boardwalk! I hope you love LA as much as i do!

  56. Alyssa

    California is my favorite place in the world with the exception of New York. In-n-Out is the PERFECT way to start a vacation. Hope you have fun!

  57. Carri

    Love that you are in California! Have fun!

    Where is your adorable polka dot sweater from??


  58. I think it's so awesome that you guys are traveling about with your little ones! I'm super jealous of your non-humidity! My husband and I just moved from 0% humitidy Seatttle to 100% humidity Singapore! Wish us luck:)

    Happy Travels,

    Emily Hulen

  59. We are going next week and your pics make me sooo excited! Love all the pics and your adorable little girl :)

  60. looks like you all are having a great time! have a very restful rest of your trip!


  61. What fun! Now I really miss living in Cali.

  62. Looks and sounds like such a great time! It's amazing how great the heat can be without the humidity!!!

  63. meg

    That salted ice-cream looks dangerous…

  64. Rachael

    Glad you're having a lovely time and a huge well done for focusing on all the positives as usual.x

  65. Kathy

    aww eleanor must've been tired in the sixth photo! your photo makes me want to try in and out burger! I love the beach photo, the weather must be amazing in california right now! I wished it was still summer back in Australia.

  66. Beautiful photos x

  67. HappyShnappy- I LOVE the colours in these- and all the smiles!

  68. The stickers on your friend's hand when she is holding E is hysterical. I look like that 80% of my life. I'm sure people in the grocery think I have lost it. Love from MMS @

  69. auste

    oh how i miss California…. in-in-out is ALWAYS the first stop straight from LAX :)
    any tips for flying with an infant you could share? my husband and i are living in Belgium, but after the baby (our first!!) is born we'll be moving back to California and we're worried about an international flight with an infant. thoughts??? thank you!

  70. Ami

    Qué buena pinta tenía esa hamburguesa y el helado!! Unas fotos muy buenas.

  71. these photos are just STUNNING! can i please have e's clothes but in my size? girl has style!

  72. Okay this is going to sound a little crazy… But I live in San Francisco and I actually saw you today as I was walking into church! We were the awkward couple who just stared at you in awe :) I follow your blog and think you are so darling. I'm also a dancer, I have a little girl who just turned one, I'm lds… and I just relate to you so much except that you are 100x cooler :) Anyway, I felt like we were super rude today to just stand and stare at you – and I'm sure you didn't even notice – but if you did I wanted you to know that it's because I was too star struck by seeing you and your cute family to just say "hello!" and "I love you!" So I hope that you enjoy the rest of your stay here (we love this city!) and know that you are beautiful and an inspiration to girls/wives/mothers/dancers/etc. everywhere! :)

  73. ps make sure you have some pizza at Pizzeria Delfina, and have ice cream at Bi Rite Creamery! The best.

  74. Shannyn

    Mmmmm, salted caramel ice cream from sweet rose is always a must! Great choice!

  75. Melissa

    love all these photos! looks like fun!
    Oh, My

  76. Ellie

    I don't know how you do it, but you make an In'n'Out burger and fries look amazingly artistic and pretty.

    Next on my to-do list, attempt to take a photo of something commonplace to me {originally from the Bay Area, going to college in LA}, and make it look as gorgeous as you made that meal look! *laughs*

    I'm glad you had fun in SoCal!


  77. Kathryn

    the second photo is just priceless, so sweet :)
    glad you guys enjoyed your trip!

  78. Nicole

    Never have been on the West Coast… I know have to plan a trip for our family :)