Saturday, January 10, 2009

Jam Packed Vacation!

It's been about a week since I got home from California for Christmas Vacation and I know I still haven't blogged about any of it! But it has taken me nearly this long to recover from it all! And a lot really did happen while I was home. First off you read all the drama that occurred while trying to even get there. Once my luggage was located it was a mad dash to wrap presents and get them under the tree. Thanks Britt for helping! Christmas was good. It was a lot of fun to see the whole family. Christmas is usually the only time ALL of us are together. So naturally we do the annual family pictures and they actually turned out cute for trying to get all three little kids looking and smiling at the same time. It's really going to be weird that one Christmas where someone is missing. It was fun to see Jonathan and Dakota. They are getting so big and they will probably be walking next time I see them! Well, I finally got a much needed new camera and yes, it's even red! I also got the wicked CD and all the books I wanted! Yes I guess I am a nerd! Or my family just knows me REALLY well! I'm glad that Terra and Josh could come down even if we only got to see each other for a short amount of time. Luckily Terra was able to come back down for Sarah's baptism. It was such a sweet baptism and she looked so cute in her dress. Britt and I both gave talks, Terra played the piano, and Donny got to perform the baptism and confirmation. Miranda even sang and did the sign language to "As I Have loved You". It was nice to have the whole family involved! Kristi even did a great job putting together a video of Sarah! The rest of the week included a lot of hanging out with my family. I love going home because they actually will play games with me. My parents are totally obsessed with guitar hero and rock band so of course we pretty much played that where ever we went. We even played for a bit with my Dad for New Years! I was of course dubbed the singer each time since everyone else wanted to play the guitar and drums. I usually suck at singing the songs on there but since I had a bit of a cold I had to show off my sexy voice! Too bad smelly cat wasn't a song on there! LOL (That was for all you FRIENDS fanatics like me!) Well, for my last day in California we decided to head up to San Francisco. Of course everyone else had already been there EXCEPT me! We really wanted to go and tour Alcatraz but it was all sold out. So instead we decided to buy a city pass that let us go to the Aquarium on the Bay, Ripley's Believe it or Not Museum, and the Wax Museum. The Aquarium was amazing. It had some amazing sea animals that I didn't realize were all native to the San Fran Bay. They had these pretty cool tunnels where all you had to do was on hop on the moving side walks and it would take you right through while you looked around. Of course I had to use my new camera and ended up taking so many pics that my memory card got full! It was also fun to walk down the pier and of course eat some fantastic sea food. The chowder and shrimp were sooo good! The museums were also lots of fun. Some of the things in Ripley's were AMAZING. I can't believe some people can do that stuff! Like building an old cable car out of matchsticks! We also went up to Ghiradelli Square and got some yummy ice cream. The one thing I wanted to do when we were there was get our picture drawn by those funny artists. It turned out so cute. And boy did he draw Brittany to the T! Alot more stuff happend but this would turn into an even long blog! But all in all it was a pretty fun day. The next day I went to Kristi's in the morning to say goodbye and then headed to the airport. I don't really want to get into it but lets just say I got to the airport at 9:45 am and didn't get home until about midnight! Thats about 8 hours later and even $120 more than what was supposed to happen that day! So you can now understand why it's taken me a full week to recover from my vacation!


Brittany said...

You need to send me all of these pictures and all of the other ones still or at least put them on myspace or facebook because they are too little when I save them from here and they come out blurry when I print them. Get on it sis!

The Barbers said...

Looks like you had a great trip! Glad you had a Merry Christmas :)