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
Opened gifts with family in Berkeley on Christmas Eve.
Christmas Dinner with family in Southern California. My uncle cooked a feast!
Breakfast at The Potholder in Long Beach. Russ attempted to eat an 18-inch pancake.
A day at the Long Beach Aquarium. The sea otters were my favorite.
It was so hot in Long Beach (80 degrees!) that my mom and sister had to buy t-shirts from a street vendor.
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.
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.
On January 1st, Russell’s grandma invited us to lunch for a traditional Japanese new year meal of osechi and ozoni mochi soup.
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.