Friday, February 4, 2011

Overdue Update

I know I haven't updated this thing forever. I thought that I would do a quick catch up of what I have been up to these past few months. My family and I trecked up north to freezing cold Utah for Thanksgiving. I was not happy to be in the cold and away from my beautiful Arizona sunshine.
Seeing these two little monsters made the cold and lack of sunshine well worth it.
We took a family picture at Auntie Lynette's in our Christmas pajamas. The day we were planning on leaving a huge snowstorm hit. The roads were horrible, so we were forced to stay another day. In that time I learned to do this. Yep, that's right I knitted this amazing beanie.
Once I was thawed out in sunny Arizona I was packing my suitcase again to head to the happiest place on earth, also known as Disneyland. I loved being there during the Christmas season and enjoying all the decorations.
Visiting Disneyland during the Christmas season may need to become an annual tradition for me. Over the weekend we went to the Santa Monica Pier, ate at Pink's Hot Dog, and then headed to Hollywood BLVD and this little premier was happening. It was funny to watch all the paparazzi yell at the stars.
My family and I were able to meet up with my birth mom Tua and half sister Priscilla for dinner. Braden picked where we would go and guess what he chose...Hometown Buffet. This kid must be Samoan to pick a buffet over all the other perfectly good restaurants that could have been chosen. I wish that my half brother Sammy could have been there, but at least I got to see him this summer. It was fun hanging out with Tua and Pricsilla. They are so funny and we always have a good time when we're together.
A few weeks after California this fabulous foursome headed down my way for Christmas. They were here for two weeks and I wish that never left. Christmas break was filled with gingerbread house making, a hay ride and caroling with the Rohners, Temple lights, good food, and at the end family pictures.
My family and I have been truly blessed and I had an amazing Christmas. We got the kinnect for the XBOX 360 and all Christmas day we played kinnect. We had multiple dance competitions and sport competitions. Katelyn surprised our whole family with this classic beauty. That's right the old school Sega. She found it on craigslist along with two of our favorite games Aladdin and Lion King. We had an awesome rotation going from the Kinnect to the Sega. That past few months have been fun and filled with family. I couldn't ask for a better holiday season.

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