this christmas may have been a little odd, being away from the cold weather and all, but it was still an unforgettable one.
my family was able to come down and spend two whole weeks with me.
we were able to spend a day in disneyland- it was really special because i haven't been to disneyland at christmas time since i was little (we used to go to disneyland every other christmas).
it was as fun as it always is- my family will never grow out of disneyland!
we spent christmas eve slaving away in my aunt's kitchen.
my mom made it rock, however, because she made all of us girls our own aprons.
christmas eve i performed my first real haircut on my brother!
and let me tell you- we have it on video and that is something that i will be saving to look back and laugh at when i am through with school and experienced.
(it was kind of a whole entire family affair!)
we were able to spend a day after christmas in palm springs- my first time.
the giant statue of marilyn monroe was by far my favorite thing about it! (see below)
my mom and i were able to spend a day, just the two of us in laguna beach.
and she may or may not have talked me into skipping school for that ;)
we spent new years eve in san diego.
while there, we went to a museum in balboa park that had a special exhibit that was all about human torture machines.
yeah- if you ever find yourself in balboa park, don't go to that.
then on new year's day, the rest of my family came to california for my granddad's memorial service which was held later in the week.
that was a very painful day for us all, but it honestly has brought my family much closer, especially my cousins and i.
it was an amazing two weeks.
i cried and cried for days when my family left me.
we are already planning their next trip to come and see me.
i already can. not. wait.
now- time for picture overload!
hope that everyone had an amazing holdiay!