09 January 2011

Coast-to-Coast Christmas

Whew! Do any of you ever feel like you need a vacation after your vacation? I know I sure do! We had two wonderful weeks of travelling from coast to coast to spend time with family and loved every minute of it - but we sure do wish there had been a few days of catch-up before heading back to the real world.

Our journey started with a trip to Tallahassee to visit my family. It was such a nice and relaxing time to spend with my mom and dad, as well as my sister, grandparents, aunts, and cousin.

We made gingerbread houses

shot at bottles with the BB gun

took funny family photos

enjoyed a Christmas Eve bonfire

hung our stockings by the chimney with care

and spent a LOT of time at this table eating my mom's fabulous cooking!

Our time spent together made me wish that Florida weren't so far away. :(

After a week near the Gulf Coast, we hopped a plane and headed westward to meet up with Clay's family in Malibu. Clay's sister Katie and her husband Jeremy were on leave from the Marines, so it was the perfect time for us to meet up for a Rich Family Trip. And boy - did we pack it in! ('Tis the Rich way, after all. :))

We went to Disneyland 

visited the Getty Museum

played lots of games

had fun with Jaxon

watched the Rose Parade

and (some) attended the Rose Bowl Game!

What an amazing two weeks! We were so blessed to be able to spend this time with family making memories and having a blast. It was also particularly fun to think about this time next year and all the memories that are yet to come! ;)

1 comment:

karen said...

fun times, indeed! it was a blessing to jack and me to get to spend time on the west coast with all of our kids.
glad, too, that your parents got to spend time with their kids!
we look forward to memory making in 2011, too!