Saturday, January 12, 2013

Four Christmases and a New Years Party

Isabel and Elliot experienced 4 Christmases this year:  in Utah before leaving, at the cabin in Big Bear on Christmas day, back in Oxnard 2 days later, and then we found more stuff from Santa when we got home!  Spoiled kids!  We also had a fun New Years Party in Oxnard and spent New Years Day in Pasadena for the Rose Bowl!  Then made it back for my first week of work and a crazy snow storm.  And that is the summary of the past month.  Here are the pictures:

Decorating and then eating Christmas cookies

Las Vegas on the drive out - we stayed at The Monte Carlo
We found Sponge Bob in Vegas

We also found the M&M store - the
attractions are a little different with kids

Next stop:  Green Valley Lake near Big Bear

Izzie and Cammie being silly

Christmas morning - Santa found us!!

Making Christmas Rice Krispie Treats

Marilyn and Elliot

Enjoying a burrito from Grandma

Back to Oxnard...

Priscilla and Elliot

Girl cousins!

We went to Fillmore to celebrate Carlos' birthday party - with dancing!

We went to Universal Studios for a day!

With the "real" SpongeBob

Now onto our New Year's Party - we first went to a Chinese restaurant in Ventura and sang some karaoke, then rang in 2013 at Tia Chayo's house

Rafa and the Corona pinata 
Franz exploring his Mexican roots

Pinata time!!

Happy New Year!

The crazy family

New Years Day at the Rose Bowl with my Aunt Holly and Uncle Buzz.

Go Stanford!  (We beat Wisconsin)

At the Luxor on the way back thru Vegas again...

Back home, where there were more gifts to open...

Scentsy dolls from Charlie and Henry

Princess dress ups from Great Aunt Mary

Enjoying our crazy snow storm!!!