This year Andy and I spent the holidays in Washington with his family & I loved every minute of it! I thought I loved my in-laws before but I love them even more after spending 17 days with them! I have never had a Christmas with snow on the ground, it was so much fun! My father in-law taught me how to snowboard, Andy & I went sledding with his friends, we ran in the snow (yup still training for the marathon coming up in February), built ginger bread houses and played Wii. We even got a chance to take a trip over to Spokane to visit my roomates from college. I love everyone in Andy's family so much, especially our niece Lousea who we finally got to meet for the first time, she is a doll. Oh and I can't forget grandma, I have never laughed so much in my life...I wish everyone could experience grandma Taylor and her dancing, off the wall comments and phrases! We flew back to California on the 31st & just a few hours later my mom arrived with 5 of our nieces and nephews. We all rang in the New Year together (actually we tricked them into believing it was midnight at 11 0'clock because we were so tired from traveling..yes we are officially old and boring!) On New Year's Day we took the kids to Mountain High for some extremely californized sledding. The kids thought it was great! It was the most snow they's ever seen being from Az. After being in Washington I have decided I will never deprive our kids of a true winter with sledding, snowmen, and of course my new favorite sport...snowboarding!
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