Home for the Holidays in Denver!

We managed to split the Christmas holiday, flying to Denver on Christmas day. We had a wonderful time celebrating with family and friends in Denver.

We enjoyed a Christmas dinner with family,

Experienced a white Christmas,

Took a snowy trip up the mountain to visit our cabin,


caught up with friends old and new (really sad that somehow we didn’t manage to get any pictures from friends from school… boo!),

celebrated the new year in our traditional style,

ate Ethiopian food,


celebrated a special birthday,

looked at pictures from a RTW that helped inspire our own (see more in an upcoming post),

and reevaluated and repacked our bags (see upcoming posts!)

It was so nice to see everyone and enjoy some of our favorite things from home!

Home for the Holidays in Texas

The first part of the time we spent on break in the United States was spent with Eric’s family in Texas. During our two weeks in town, we were able to do quite a bit…

We took a trip to Galveston,

decorated for Christmas,

Trimming the tree

Trimming the tree

perused neighborhood Christmas decorations,

met a new family member,

celebrated Christmas with family,

Christmas Eve carols

Christmas Eve carols

ate lots of Mexican food,

watched the Cowboys beat the Eagles and the Colts to secure their playoff spot,

reconnected with our cat,

and drank some good Texas beers.

Lakewood Growler with Eric's cousin

Lakewood Growler with Eric’s cousin

Thanks to all of our family and friends in Dallas for making our visit a fun one!

Awesome sunset

Awesome sunset

Flashback Friday: Christmas

Flashback Friday is a picture series where we “flashback” to some of our favorite memories – from either our prior travel or from home. We hope you’ll enjoy some of our remembrances!

We feel really fortunate that we were able to spend Christmas with our family and friends this year. We weren’t expecting to be able to, which made it that much better!

That being said, we decided to celebrate this flashback Friday with a little throwback!


Eric celebrates Christmas with his sister Suzanne and their cat, circa 1996


Della celebrates Christmas with her sister circa 1993

Della celebrates Christmas with her sister, 1992