We returned a week ago from our Christmas trip to California. We had a really great time once we got past the car sickness and the throwing up. We enjoyed the nice weather and the fog. Since I grew up in California, fog (not snow) always reminds me of Christmas. I'd actually even be okay if I never had a white Christmas, imagine that. We devoured lots of yummy food, which included homemade Chinese, Mexican, and American, a traditional breakfast at the bowling alley, and New Year's Eve homemade clam chowder. Our visit would not have been complete without many competitive games of Perudo, Malarky, Settlers, Apples to Apples and lots of family time.
Here are a few highlights from our trip:
Cousins and sleepovers are the best. It's always the coziest in Grandma's (Nana's) bed.
Hangin' with the cousins.
Great Grandma and Grandpa are the best - Thanks for the delicious prime rib and shrimp cocktail.
Ready, Set......... New Year's Eve
Just waiting for the festivities to begin
Inseparable cousins and best friends
Here's Grandpa (Shrimps) taking a little break before the clock strikes midnight.
The two little men
Jill and her little shadow
Monopoly - the All American non-competitive game - Not!
And finally, announcing 2009 (even though it was really only 11:00 p.m.) The younger kids were falling asleep and we knew they wouldn't make it to midnight, so we poppered early.
The poppers can make you crazy.
I think it could really start a new trend.