Saturday, January 2, 2010

Lots Of Pics From an Unforgettable Vacation

For Christmas we went to Seattle to be with my family and had a wonderful time. The best part was watching Audra play with her cousins.. That's by far what I miss most about not being in Seattle- I really, really, really wish Audra was able to play with her cousins on a more regular basis. (I miss the rain, too- but that is for another post)

Here she is with Alicia- Audra LOVED these reindeer ears. So cute!

Claire on Christmas morning:

Audra LOVED the trains around the tree- probably more then the presents:

Isn't she cute?

All of us on my parents' bed watching TV. I don't know why, but that seems to be a gathering place for young and old alike:

Here we are on the Boardwalk. It is sooooooo beautiful! Denver can't compete, in my opinion.

We went with my sister to the Pacific Science Center. The girls had an absolute blast!

I don't know who the girl in the background is...

Then, we went to Snoqualmie and stayed at a cabin (which is quite the misnomer as this was really more like a beautiful vacation home then anything resembling logs and a cabin feel). We went snomobiling and had some great family time, but unfortunately the good pictures of the views are on my parents camera, so these will have to do:

Claire doing what she does best: Looking cute:

I have a great picture of Audra taking a bath with her cousins Katie and Aubrey, and while it was G-rated I decided against posting it in such a public forum, but the story behind it is cute. Steph was giving her girls a bath, and Audra insisted on joining them- she just LOVED being with her cousins and doing everything that they were doing. If they were taking a bath, she was NOT going to be left out!

We really did have a great vacation, and as usual, it ended way too soon. But, Claire and I get to go back in 2 weeks for my brother's wedding, so it wasn't as hard to say good-bye this time!


  1. Great pictures. It looks like you had a great time. Was the Boardwalk picture from Redondo? In two weeks we'll let Phinn and Claire play together. See you soon.

  2. Fun pictures. I'm glad you got to go home for a visit. Love those antlers!

  3. I'm so glad you had such a good time. There's nothing like Christmas at home. I know what you mean about missing cousins. We have the same problem.

  4. We sure enjoyed having you here and miss you lots...Can't wait until you and Claire and Michelle and Phinn are here... There is nothing better than family!!!

  5. It is Redondo- that's the one place Ben always insist we go. And I don't mind- it's one of my favorite places on the entire planet!