The holidays were crazy. Crazy FUN, but still a bit of a whirlwind. On Saturday, as we lazily watched a movie together, we realized it was the first time in 11 days that we had spent an evening at home. No complaints though. Having family in town is way too fun to miss out on!
We had the usual Christmas celebrations with both sides of the family. Nate and I are horrible about taking pictures on Christmas. We have exactly 2 from the four Christmases we've spent together. So, nothing to share there. Even after a day of being spoiled with presents, delicious food and lots of love the good times kept on rolling.
Dinner and a Kings game with some of Nate's siblings was fun...and the Kings won.
A day in San Francisco was filled with a lot of the usual tourist activities: Pier 39, Fisherman's Wharf, Ghirardelli square, a cable car ride to Union Square and even a little boat cruise around the bay.
It was as close as we could get to Alcatraz, since tickets sold out way in advance. Sorry Becky.
Next time you're here, we promise.
As we stood in Union Square hoping for a cable car to come our way, Nader, the limo driver, pulled up and offered us a ride for $5 a person. Sure it seemed a little sketchy, but this cute Asian family was nervously getting in the limo too, so we figured we'd all be hostages together if it came to that.
Turns out that Nader was quite the gentleman (and savvy businessman -- he made $50 just by driving a bunch of us back to Ghirardelli Square!) and made sure our ride was completely enjoyable. We were just happy to be on our way back in the right direction without waiting for what was seeming like forever. One of those 'you had to be there moments,' but definitely memorable for us.
Big adventures aside, we played games, visited Costa Vida with the dearest of friends, watched some football and the ball drop, and just had a great time together. As exhausting as some days were, we wouldn't trade or change it. Thanks Family for so many good times!