Friday, December 25, 2009

Christmas 2009

Yes, I'm finally getting to my blog and posting pics from Christmas.  Alyssa was apparently very good this year cause she received lots of gifts. She received a new pink kitchen from Grandma and Papa, which she loves and a table and chairs.  She loves her new puzzles and her dollies and doll stroller from Santa.  She had a cold and cough, so she was not feeling the best Christmas morning, but she had fun with all of her new toys nonetheless.

We spent Christmas Eve with Doug's family.  Doug and I were Mary and Joseph this year in the re-enactment of the nativity.  Christmas morning we spent at our home with my parents, my brother David and his fiance Kristin.  We then spent the rest of Christmas day and evening with Doug's family. 

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Alyssa and Santa

While in Hawaii we took Alyssa to see Santa. She would not sit on Santa's lap and put a death grip around Doug's neck when he tried to set her on Santa's lap. So funny.

Hawaii 2009

For Thanksgiving this year we went to visit my parents in Hawaii. We had so much fun! Alyssa loves the beach. Doug and I hiked Diamond head this year, I've always wanted to do it and so we made sure it happened. It was a pretty quick hike and had an amazing view of Waikiki beach and the coast. Doug rented a long board and would go surfing just about everyday. We spent just about everyday at the beach. One day we went to North Shore with my parents and cousin Laurie to watch the Gidget Pro tour. Bethany Hamilton (the girl who had her arm bit off by a shark) was surfing and she did amazing. Very cool! It was sad to leave the warmth and sun and return to the freezing cold weather in California. I guess it just gets us ready for Christmas.