Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Christmas Break in Seattle

This Christmas while Jake was on break for school, we headed to Seattle for 2 1/2 weeks to spend the Holidays with our family. We had a lot of fun and it was nice getting a break from Rexburg(aka the freezing cold) for a while and spend some quality time with our families. I was super worried about how Reese would do on the long drive there and back, but he did awesome! He's such a good little baby who rarely fusses or even cries. We split the trip up both ways by staying in a hotel close to halfway so that the trip didn't seem quite as long. On the way there when we stayed the night in Caldwell, ID I had to give Reese a little bath in the sink. He was just so cute in there I had to take pictures!

One of the highlights of our trip was going downtown Seattle for the night with just the three of us. We took the light rail, which I haven't done in years, and just putted around town. We shopped at Pacific Place mall, ate dinner at one of our favorite mexican restaurants, shopped at a few stores around Westlake, and went to see the Gingerbread houses in the Sheraton. They were so amazing. Every part of each art piece was completely made of candy, and some were so creative! Here are the pictures from our trip downtown Seattle:

Reese's first trip on the light rail! You can just tell how enthused he is :)

At the mexican restaurant. He got to try tortilla too!

Jake and Reese in line to see the gingerbread houses

Reese got tired of waiting in line….ZZzzzZzZzzzz

Reese got to meet two of the Seagals at the mall, they loved him!

Trip home on the light rail <3

On Christmas Eve we spent the evening with Jake's family, which was a lot of fun. We had french dips for dinner, yum!, and opened each others presents, and visited. It was a good time and it was so fun for Reese to meet his new little cousin Colton this Christmas!

We spent Christmas Day at my parents house and it was a lot of fun. We woke up and opened gifts, spent the afternoon relaxing and vegging out, had a delicious prime rib dinner, then a few of us went to see Into the Woods. I loved the movie, but I've heard a lot of people say they didn't like it! Reese was totally spoiled this Christmas and he loved every minute of it. 

My parent's got tickets for Jake and I to go see A Christmas Story musical at the 5th Avenue as one of our Christmas gifts. I was so fun to get a date night just the two of us while on our trip, and the show was so cute! I'll definitely want to see it again another year!

New Years Eve was a lot of fun as well. We hung around my parent's house and had our great friend Trudy come over. We did fondue for dinner, then just played games and relaxed until midnight. I was so glad to get to spend so much time with Trudy this Christmas!

The rest of our break was spent just spending time with family, shopping, going out to eat (too much), and just getting in some much needed relaxation. The only downsides to our vacation were when we got food poisoning from a chinese place (yuck), and I got the stomach flu for about half a day. Luckily no one else got it though! It was such a great trip, but we were also so glad to be back in our home and our routine! Looking forward to this new year and all that it has in store for our family!

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