Tuesday, January 6, 2009

All Things Christmas

Christmas Day
Wow we did so much on our Christmas trip to San Diego! Christmas day we opened presents in the morning, had yummy omelets for breakfast and spent time with my dad's side of the family for dinner.

Like every other girl in my ward, Derrick got me Wicked tickets for Christmas on February 25th!!!! I can't wait. Dun, duh, da, da...da. For those who know the music backwards and forwards like me I hope you could have figured out that was Defying Gravity :)

We stayed with my grandparents, who live in Coronado, one night. We went to the Hotel Del and saw the huge Christmas tree they put up every year.

The next day my grandpa gave us a personal tour of the Naval Base there in Coronado or North Island. Derrick was like a kid in a candy store looking at the aircraft carriers, planes, helicopters and buildings.

I was able to see some of my friends from high school who were able to meet Derrick for the first time because they were on their missions when we got married. I was so glad Derrick met them and we had a lot of fun talking and playing music for each other. My friends are in a band (that I used to be in for about a year). Here's a link to their myspace. I like the song called Loving Without Argument.

Derrick ran a 5k with my 14 year old brother Andrew. They both did great (especially Andrew who beat Derrick by 3 minutes) and one of Derrick's new year resolutions is to train to run a 10k.

Holiday Bowl
My dad gave Derrick and I tickets to the Holiday Bowl. Oregon University vs. Oklahoma State. We didn't have a team we were really hoping to win so we cheered for Oregon since we sat on the side of the stadium with the Oregon fans. We were at the 30 yard line and about 30 rows up from the field. The seats were great and Oregon won! Go Ducks!

San Diego Zoo
My parents also gave us tickets to the zoo. They won the tickets in a raffle and gave them to us and bought Jenna a ticket so she could go too. We saw everything except the panda in only about 3 1/2 hours.

Huntington Beach
Before we headed back home we stopped in Huntington Beach for 2 days to visit grandparents, cousins, aunt and uncle. We ate yummy food, watched movies, played games and opened Christmas presents. Caleb got lots of love, or should I say presents. Baby things are so cute! I can't wait until he's here. Getting all the baby stuff just makes me more anxious for him.

Thanks to Everyone who made Christmas so wonderful!!!

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