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Christmas happened in California! C and I spent the holidays apart, which is never ideal, but seemed to be the best compromise for us this year. I spent the week off with the fam in SoCal and C did the same in Wash state.
We packed the week full, starting with a giant Christmas Eve dinner and our traditional walk around the Naples canal.
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The day itself was decadent in every way. Mimosas in hand, we opened presents and ate brunch all morning, tried out the new Wii game, and saw a movie (True Grit. see it.) that evening.
The next day was dedicated to watching my sister and soon-to-be bro-in-law get crazy at 13,000 feet. We headed out to Perris Valley on a beautiful morning...
...did some observing...
...then watched these beautiful people...
...do some jumping.
Later in the week Francis, Allie and I hit the slopes at Mountain High.
And we rounded out the week by watching Phoebe playing some solid (VARSITY) defense in the Excalibur tournament.
Of course, there were far more adventures than I was able to capture - dog walks, park excursions, beach time, hot tubbing, shopping, cocktails, dancing, and top-notch cuisine - to mention a few. It was a grand old time and the perfect end to the year.