Thursday, January 5, 2012

Happy New Year!

The month of December, as I predicted, was super busy. The last two weeks of the year were absolutely jam packed. We had a cousin visit from out of town, so we showed her around California. But let's start with Christmas. We went to look at Christmas lights 3 times! We visited this local neighborhood here in the OC, and almost the whole neighborhood participates. This was also the first Christmas Jacob understood the concept of Santa, and according to him, Santa delivered. This year Jacob asked for a rocket ship. That was it. And he got one. Bella got a little bit of everything. It was a good Christmas for them, and me too! The week after Christmas was crazy. We decided to go on an impromptu trip to San Francisco. We left Tuesday and came back Wednesday night. We did a lot on that little trip. We had dinner at Boudin Bakery at the Wharf, had chocolate at Ghirardelli Square, and then headed to our hotel for the night. It was super cute. It had a retro motif throughout the place. The next day we woke up and headed out for breakfast, and out to the Golden Gate Bridge vista point to take some touristy pictures. Then we started our trek back home. On our way, we stopped at the elephant seal beach near San Simeon, and had a delicious dinner at the Firestone Grill in San Luis Obispo. After that, it was straight home. Tons of fun, despite it being Isabella's first car trip. They both did exceptionally well. And unfortunately, the hubs couldn't come with us, since it was so last minute. But we all had a ball.

Our New Year's weekend was very low key. We celebrated at my parent's house with a little alcohol and a few games of Loteria. However, we did make it out to the the Rose Parade. It was Jacob's first time, and Bella was still a little small. It was fun seeing all the beautifully decorated floats and the huge marching bands. I think we'll hold off going for another 5 years. I thought we had a pretty great end to a pretty great year.

During 2011, we went on our first family vacation. On a Disney Cruise, no less. We celebrated Isabella's first birthday and Jacob's third. I entered my 30s and haven't looked back. All in all, 2011 was good to us, and I can't wait to see what 2012 brings! Here weee goooo...

1 comment:

AboutMe said...

Just found your blog. What a cute family. I LOVE the kitchen counter!!

-Angela :)