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Thursday, December 25, 2008

Photo Blog: Merry Christmas Everyone!

First off, Merry Christmas everyone!

Ashley and I woke up pretty very early this Christmas morning – 5:30am to be exact – to leave and make our way up to my parents place in Bakersfield, California which is about 130 miles away from our house. Our goal was to be up there by 8:00am, just in time for breakfast.

We were still pretty tired as we had a great Christmas Eve, first having a very relaxing dinner at the “world famous” BeauRivage in Malibu, CA. Then we headed over to our church, Malibu Presbyterian for the 9:00pm Christmas Eve service. It was our first opportunity in the 15 or so years we have attended and we both really enjoyed it.

After shaking off our sleepiness, we finished packing jumped into the car just after 6:00am. Our first stop was Starbucks in the Calabasas Commons – surprisingly open – for a caffeine fix and then made short work of the trip up north despite some misting and cold conditions.

We had my first ever 5 hour gift opening session, highlighted of course by my 7-month old Nephew, Lincoln. While it sounds like a long time to open gifts, anyone that has had Christmas with a young one like Lincoln knows that the time goes by fast.

Here are a few pictures from Christmas Day...

Dominic and Kimberly open gifts as their 7-month old, Lincoln watches.Dominic and Kimberly open gifts as their 7-month old, Lincoln watches.

My dad opens Sadie's (Boston Terrier) stocking and hands her a gift.My dad opens Sadie's (Boston Terrier) stocking and hands her a gift.

Lincoln opens up his stocking.Lincoln opens up his stocking.

Ashley watches as others start opening gifts.Ashley watches as others start opening gifts.

I am trying to figure out how to assemble my foam car.  I later took some of Ashley's help.I am trying to figure out how to assemble my foam car. I later took some of Ashley's help after I bent a connector.

Kimberly and mom open up and show Lincoln some of his gifts.Kimberly and mom open up and show Lincoln some of his gifts.

My dad finds one of his many gifts on his treasure hunt that my mom setup.

The dogs are tired out and asleep on their beds after a long day.The dogs are tired out and asleep on their beds after a long day.

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