Belated Holiday

Hello! So, we went to an "after Christmas" Christmas party last weekend--and I figured it's still okay to blog about our Christmas, even if I am a few weeks late!

We spent the big day here in Provo with the Rasmussen clan. It was so fun and we scored in the gift department--clothes, cologne, a Wii, watches, shoes, make-up, tools, etc. But, mostly it was fun to be with all the fam, with the three additions of 2008--Andrew, Carissa, and Ashlyn!

After Christmas, we flew out to California to defrost and spend some quality time with the Garlock crew! We went to Palm Springs, laid out (!!!!), shopped, explored San Diego (my new fav city!), watched movies, etc. It was so fun and flew by way too fast!

So now we are back in Provo, back to school, and frozen once more. But, loving life all the same :) Hope everyone is well!

Here are some pics from the holiday--enjoy!

Andrew got me a subscription to Real Simple for Christmas--Yay! He gave this to me on Christmas morning to show that.

Jace made "stockings" for all of us to put nice things about each other in, so we did that on Christmas Eve! He's so cute and getting so smart!

Me and the cute baby Ashlyn! She's such a happy little gal.

Jenna and Brennan helped Andrew and I make this awesome gingerbread house. We tried to make a pitched roof--but obviously failed! Still looks okay though.

Andrew and Brennan enjoying Mario Kart Wii on Christmas morning.

The plaid couple on Christmas morning!

Braxton was up ALL night on Christmas Eve. So, here he is finally waking up at NOON on Christmas day! He was still so excited about his gifts--as was Jace as well!

We went to this guy's house in Palm Springs who decorates his yard with "robots" made out of scraps and junk he finds. Strange to say the least! He's apparently mentally handicapped but brilliant--a second Rain Man.

Here I am in the middle of the "hallway" in the man's yard.

The front of the house! Interesting...

One of the robots

One of the BIGGER robots. He has an electric heart. Strange.

I found me new FAVORITE restaurant in L.A.--Ketchup! It has five types of gourmet ketchup, three types of french fries, and some killer sloppy joes. Plus, a very chic atmosphere. Can't wait to go back!

Holding the table centerpiece (a tomato) and basking in the Ketchup glow!

Andrew displaying the five types of Ketchup. Our fav was maple!

The Ketchup bottle mosaic on the wall.

We also went to see Wicked in L.A.--courtesy of the Garlock parents--and LOVED it! I want to see it again ASAP.


Annie said...

Wow, that house is AMAZING! I would LOVE to go see it. How incredible.

I have always wanted to see Wicked! So glad you loved it!

Kristin said...

Christmas was so fun...even though I stayed up all night with my kids. : ) I definantly want to go to Ketchup sometime. Sounds so yummy : ) See you Friday!

queenieweenie said...

You guys are just the cutest couple EVER! I love seeing your happy newlywed faces on your blog.

Christmas looked fabulous...looks like the Holidays were good to you.

Jenny said...

You have to give me a call sometime when you are in CA. It would be so fun to get together for lunch & shopping (or something). I'm glad you got to see Wicked, we LOVED it too. Seriously, I'd love to get together sometime!


Carissa Rasmussen said...

that robot looks like Ironman!