Friday, January 6, 2012

Our little adventures in California

We went to the Ronald Regan Library. I especially loved the Christmas trees for each decade.



Eli loved being on the horse.



My dad took Eli on a train ride in Simi Valley.



We also went on the merry go round on the Santa Monica Pier. We had a lot of fun shopping in 3rd Street.


We also went to the Noah's Ark Museum. It was pretty amazing! There were so many hands on activities. The best part was the elevator ride. We were trying to get to 1R. We got off on the wrong level, got back on. Then the elevator went down to the bottom, went back to the wrong level we were on before. Finally we made it to 1R to find out it was only a few steps above the wrong level we went on twice. Hilarious!



This was Eli's favorite part. He took all of the animals out and played with them for a long time.




Yes, we climbed up with Eli. It was pretty crazy.

Overall, our trip to California was a blast except for the fact that Eli threw up on the way and Adrian hit something (we still aren't sure what he hit). I am thankful we were able to spend some quality time with my parents and with Ryan's family.

Christmas Day

Christmas day was really fun! We took our time by first opening up our stockings. Then we went to church for an hour and came home to open our other gifts. Eli and Tayvlee had a anp so we put their gifts aside. I loved how we took our time and Christmas was spent with family.






Santa brought Eli some Mega Bloks which he loved.


Eli also loved playing with Tayvlee's toys.


We each bought each other the new Coldplay cd. It was pretty funny! We think alike.


Eli got a Hallmark book from his Nan. She has such a beautiful accent.


I gave Adrian a package of goodies and fun things he could do in California.


Adrian bought me a huge box of Ghiradelli chocolate. We got a lot of chocolate this year.


He also bought me a Snuggie. Last year, I bought him a snuggie and so he didn't want me to feel left out.


My brothers and sisters gave Mom and Dad BYU tickets and a popsicle maker. They were excited!


Eli's big gift from us was his own Thomas & Friends railway set. He loves trains!

2011 Christmas Eve

This past year, we went to California for Christmas to spend time with my parents and my brother's family.
Here are a few pictures of our Christmas Eve dinner. We also took turns playing Santa and opening up our Christmas PJ's. Ryan's family opened up their silly socks. What a fun tradition!

















Thanks for a wonderful Christmas! It sure was fun to be in California. I feel so blessed.

Christmas Singalong

2011 was especially fun because I got to spend a lot of time with my sister Tiffany.
We went to the Larry H Miller Christmas singalong downtown on December 19th.
Alex Boye performed and it was fun to see him again. He had so much energy and excitement.

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I'm not sure why I didn't take a photo of Eli and I. Oh, wait he was home with Adrian. And the funny thing...well not that funny....is that he threw up and Adrian had to clean it up. If you know Adrian, you would know that he doesn't like that sort of thing. He gets grossed out pretty easily so I was impressed that he cleaned up the mess. I did feel bad for both of them.


We also went to many of the South Towne Mall concerts. We even met Alex Boye which is one of our new favorite singers. He is the "other black man in the Mormon Tabernacle Choir." That is what he said. Hilarious! He is also from England. Wahoo! It was a fun Christmas!