So TJ got to California on the 21st, just in time for his birthday the next day! We spent it exploring Santa Cruz, which was really fun! We went to the beach, saw some sea lions, and other fun stuff. These are the pictures I don't have, so I'll put them up as soon as I get them. I did take some pictures of the little party we had for him that night, though. Jennie made him a super yummy cake that he's been bugging me to make ever since.
The next day TJ and I went to San Francisco. We loved it! We did the normal tourist stuff, and also went to this super yummy restaurant I found on the Food Network. Also, while we were there, we got a new camera!! Our camera wasn't working very well anymore, and after using Kelly's over thanksgiving and Jennie's while I was with her, I just couldn't go back to a point-and-shoot. So, we have a lot more pictures from that point on in our trip.
Christmas eve we made a trip to Monterey to go to the Aquarium. It was really fun! My Dad and I touched a ray, we saw a man with his dog on his surf board, and Steven saw fish for the first time.
Christmas was super fun. Even though TJ and I didn't have presents for each other, (the camera was both of our birthdays+Christmas) we still got stuff from my parents and Junie :)
So, after another really long car drive home, we are ready to stay put for a while! We had some presents waiting at home for us too, though, so we basically got 2 Christmases!