I know the holidays were ions ago…we had a wonderful time, so I want to share! It was Craig’s parents year for Thanksgiving and we headed to Fillmore. The meal itself was lovely and it was great to have everyone together. I spent the morning painting my nieces finger nails. We loved being twinners!
Right after Thanksgiving dinner was over, we hopped in the car and drove to Southern California! We visited San Diego, LA, Newport and Anaheim. While we were there we went whale watching and saw three varieties of whales and hundreds of dolphins right by our boat.
We went to the tide pools in both San Diego and Newport. It was fun to see Craig get really excited about pointing out different varieties of fish and plants. I’m pretty clueless when it comes to that stuff…I just know it looks pretty 🙂
Of course while we were there we had to go to DISNEYLAND!!! Disneyland is one of my favorite places in the world! My very favorite and Craig’s least favorite ride is the Tower of Terror. We went on it very first! The only ride that was closed that I was really disappointed about was India Jones. We went on every other ride we wanted…even the Madderhorn was open. I can’t wait to one day go back with my own little kids. This was my selfish trip to go for me 🙂I loved going in the haunted house and seeing it all ‘Nightmare Before Christmas’ style. As weird as it sounds, it really made me be in the Christmas mood!Our drive home was beautiful! This photo on the right was taken on my iphone and this is literally what the sunset looked like…no enhancements or special effects. It was stunning!For Christmas this year I tried to make as many homemade gifts as possible. This meant I spent a lot of time at my sewing machine. (one of my favorite relaxing places in my house. I could fall asleep to the hum of the sewing machine)
Each year at my parents house we do the nativity. I love seeing my nieces and nephews dress up. My dad always gets the special assignment of being the donkey 🙂
Our Christmas tree this year was cream, gold and blush. My sister in law was really sweet and picked out a real tree for us from Fillmore. I LOVED having a real tree! I hope we have one each year.
Winter in Cache Valley has been incredibly cold. This week be got a winter ‘heat wave’ with temperatures in the high 30s! I have been on a quest to try to find beauty in a season I really dislike….
I hope your holidays were wonderful as well!
Ryan Olsen - SOOOO you left out shooting with your best BIL. Not to mention Christmas morning waffles. 🙂