Friday, January 23, 2009

No Place Like Home for the Holidays - Part Two

The second trip was to Anaheim for Thanksgiving with the Petersons. We had a wonderful time! For some reason, we didn't take very many pictures while we were there. I guess it's because we were too busy having fun! :)

James loved spending time with his grandparents:

He loved his Aunt Stephanie and Uncle Steven, too! He loved seeing Baba (his great grandma), and she REALLY loved him. Whenever he was in the same room as her, she only had eyes for him. Too bad she thought he was a girl most of the time. ;)

We got to go to the Los Angeles Temple for a session while we were there. Two friends of the family were receiving their endowment before going on missions. It was nice because it was the first time Paul and I had been back since we were sealed there. We were even asked to be the witness couple, which was very special. Thanks to Steven and Stephanie for being awesome babysitters so that we could go!

We ate lots of good food, played Guitar Hero, played Scene-It Disney-style, and spent time as a family. We went to Downtown Disney and showed James the lights. And OF COURSE we ate at In 'N Out. :) The highlight of the trip for James was having our own early Christmas (or, as Steven calls it, Turkey-mas). We exchanged Christmas gifts because we wouldn't be together for Christmas, and James was positively showered with gifts from his grandparents.

Remember this truck? That was from them, too. :)

Oh, and Paul and I definitely didn't go away empty handed. They gave Paul a new scouting uniform (since he's the assistant scout master in our ward), and they gave me GUITAR HERO! So fun.

Thank you for the wonderful gifts, John and Grace, and thank you for a wonderful Thanksgiving!

The rest of the pictures (the few that I have, anyway) are on our album, here: Thanksgiving 2008.

1 comment:

John and Steph said...

Sounds like a really fun vacation. I am really jealous of you getting to go down to CA, and especially that you got to eat In n Out..... that's something i miss the most from CA. Well, hopefully we will get to go visit down there this summer! Hope James is feeling better!