Family & Motherhood

holidays in california

Hey guys! It was so great spending the holidays in California. Although it was my very first time being away from my family this year, the celebrations were wonderful.

We did everything this girl could think of while visiting beautiful California including a day in Napa Valley, a Stanford basketball game followed by walking around downtown Palo Alto and sightseeing in downtown San Francisco (cable car, Lombard street, Union Square).

Christmas Eve and Christmas Day was celebrated with family and I am overjoyed by the welcome I received while there. I’m telling you I have the best in-laws in the world 🙂

New Years Eve was fantastic and started with a cozy dinner with family and then off to get dressed to impress. My husband surprised me with beautiful diamond earrings and once we were ready, it was time to dance! The party at the Palace Hotel in San Francisco had me under balloons with my love at midnight. Too perfect 🙂

Below are some of my favorite pictures of the trip!

Christmas in the Park

Peninsula Creamery, Palo Alto CA

Saltwater Taffy, Palo Alto CA

Blowfish Sushi To Die For, Santana Row CA

Stans Donuts, San Jose CA

Napa Valley

Christmas Dinner

Downtown San Francisco CA

NYE Party at the Palace Hotel San Francisco, CA

The Grove San Francisco CA

Cable Car in San Francisco

That last picture was taken by my husband while on the cable car in San Francisco. I was freezing but couldn’t pass up a photo opportunity! Good job sweetie!

How were your holidays this year?