January 1, 2008

Christmas 2007

What a wonderful Christmas!! We spent Christmas 2007 in California at my parents new house. What a great week!

We had a little bit of a rough start, though...Aaron and Kristen flew from DC to Dallas, where we met them to fly the last leg to Fresno together.

This is us looking exhausted waiting for our plane in the airport...


The trip to Fresno seemed a little long, but right as we were about to land (literally 2 minutes away with landing gear down) the pilot came on and said that the fog had just dropped in and we couldn't land. We had to fly to San Jose to refuel, and we sat there for about 45 minutes, refueling and hoping that we would be able to try the landing again in Fresno. We ended up not being able to take off, so we rented a car (a Taurus with 4 adults and 7 bags!!!) and Justin drove us the 3 1/2 hours home. We finally made it about 2:30, thanks to a great GPS navigation system! Mom and Dad were glad that we were there, even though they were mad that we drove through the fog! We just wanted to be home for Christmas!


The rest of the week was full of relaxing, eating, shopping, and a lot of laughing. Below are some of the crazy pictures of the week that went way too fast!







On Thursday, we had a marathon meal night. Every time Aaron and I come home, we always want to eat all of our old favorites. So, we went restaurant hopping, and brought home a buffet of three of our favorite restaurants: Chinese, Japanese , and Mexican!! Needless to say, we were stuffed, but it was delicious! Below are the pictures of us eating Wah's chinese noodles. This is our typical method of eating them, except it is usually on the way home in the car! (Which we did with the first box--we just had to let Justin and Kristen officially become part of the family!)
Our ode to Lady and the Tramp!



Playing Apples to Apples.


On Friday we drove up to Oakland to visit Gram--we had so much fun taking her to lunch and opening presents.



Simba the orange-nosed reindeer.

1 comment:

Amslie said...

I love the pictures of all of you eating the noodles...too funny. Love the ode to Lady and the Tramp!

I also got a kick out of your brother wearing a Lacoste shirt for pajamas!