Celebrating the End of 2013

Happy New Year! I took a week off from work between Christmas and New Year and spent some time with my family and friends. Hope you enjoyed your holidays too. Here’s a look at my vacation!

Kicked it off with bubbly with friends at Water Bar with amazing views of the Bay Bridge

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Opened gifts with family in Berkeley on Christmas Eve. photo 2

Christmas Dinner with family in Southern California. My uncle cooked a feast!photo 3

Breakfast at The Potholder in Long Beach. Russ attempted to eat an 18-inch pancake. IMG_4160 photo 5_2

A day at the Long Beach Aquarium. The sea otters were my favorite. IMG_4163 IMG_4173 IMG_4178 photo (2) IMG_4185

It was so hot in Long Beach (80 degrees!) that my mom and sister had to buy t-shirts from a street vendor. IMG_4192

My dad got one too.


Russell and I went to Las Vegas with friends who treated us to a stay at the MGM Sky Lofts. We ate a lot of really good food, gambled some, went out to the Light Night Club at Mandalay Bay, and I saw my first Cirque Du Soleil Show. photo 3photo 5 photo 4  Picture 1

On Monday we made our way back to San Francisco. Russell’s parents gifted us with tickets to Book of Mormon for Christmas. We’d been dying to see it since it started in New York. And it totally lived up to the hype. photo 2

On January 1st, Russell’s grandma invited us to lunch for a traditional Japanese  new year meal of osechi and ozoni mochi soup.

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Honestly, 2013 was an amazing year and it’s going to be hard to beat. But I have some good things in store for 2014. Thanks for reading and being a part of my journey! Cheers to the new year ahead.


7 thoughts on “Celebrating the End of 2013

  1. Erynn, what a fulfilling and fun and family/friend packed holiday! I feel like your life has been exploding with good stuff since coming to the bay 🙂

    • Thanks Juli! Happy new year to you and Marc too. Our personal butler did come in and turn our beds and create mood lighting/music for us at night. And we got chauffeured in limos and Rolls Royce Phantoms. Pretty sweet life we’re living here. Thank god we missed out on the Polar Vortex in NYC!

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