12/2/08

It's beginning to look a lot like...

At the Grove

Happy Thanksgiving! So we spent the holiday week with Andrew's family in California and Arizona and it was a blast! The whole crew was there--Mom & Dad Garlock, Summer & Bryan Katie & Tanner, the nieces and nephew, Grandma Jeanne, and Uncle Auggie--and we tore up Prescott, AZ. We ate tons of yummy food, I discovered a new love of thrift store shopping (thanks to Jeanne), and we got to experience the chill of winter in Arizona's "Christmas City".

Back in California, I was able to take my first drive through Beverly Hills decked out in Christmas decor, eat at the famous Tito's Tacos, go to Disneyland, and hit up some amazing sales at the Grove outdoor mall. The only thing I didn't do on this trip is take pictures! I'm so bad...but here is the ONE I took at the grove with all the pretty lights behind us.

And now -- on to Christmas!! Yay! Anyone who knows me will tell that I am a huge Christmas fan. Haven't slept a Christmas Eve night yet! Andrew didn't know what he was marrying. So, right when we got back from our Thanksgiving trip, I got to decorating our humble abode. My mom always does an amazing job of decorating the house, so mine looks like a feeble attempt--but it's a start!

So, everyone, have a happy holiday on the way to Christmas! We'll celebrate with you once finals are done in couple weeks...


The Casa

6 comments:

Aubrey said...

What a fun holiday trip. I definitely need to make a trip to The Grove in the next couple weeks. And your house is darling. I think we're gonna be putting up our decorations today. Yay!

Keepin' Up with the Jones said...

sounds like you had fun on your first holiday as a married woman!
The grove is a pretty cool place, we went there this summer.
Hope all is going well, we will have to catch up soon!

summer said...

LOVE the Christmas living room! I'm glad you got that NOEL sign! Cute!

queenieweenie said...

I only WISH my first house was that cute!

LOVE the decorations.

kate said...

the house looks great. thanksgiving was fun even if it was at murphys. rockband was a blast (even if jeanne didn't think so).

Carissa Rasmussen said...

man, I haven't even started decorating yet!! I love the garland:)We are thinking of getting a tree this weekend...