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,
Sisters being weird
Experienced a white Christmas,
It started snowing as soon as we landed in Denver! Check out Eric’s Santa reflection on Christmas Day Eve!
Taking a walk in the snow
Ugh! Driving in the snow
Took a snowy trip up the mountain to visit our cabin,
Beautiful sunset on the way down
Lunch at the cabin to warm us up!
caught up with friends old and new (really sad that somehow we didn’t manage to get any pictures from friends from school… boo!),
Fun game of Scrabble
Enjoying Denver beer
celebrated the new year in our traditional style,
Writing down wishes and hopes for the new year!
Wrapping in red string and getting ready to burn at New Years!
New Years Jelfie! Happy 2015! May all your dreams come true!
ate Ethiopian food,
celebrated a special birthday,
looked at pictures from a RTW that helped inspire our own (see more in an upcoming post),
Looking at old slides
Wayne on the 1979-80 RTW trip… some things never change- He still swims every chance he gets!
Peggy and monkey on the 1979-80 RTW trip
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!
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!
Happy New Year friends and family! This has been an amazing year for us: full of lots of wonderful memories as well as some hard times. We made our dreams come true and started our RTW trip. We are so fortunate and thankful everyday that we were able to take what we had planned for years and make it come to fruition. We were able to meet family for some great times all across the world! And, we became an aunt and uncle for the first time. We also experienced some sadness, losing both of our grandmas in September. But, overall, we are truly grateful for everything we saw and did in 2014 and for the wonderful friends and family that we are able to call our own. Thank you to you all!
So, for our flashback Friday today, we thought back on a couple of New Years past!
Celebrating New Years in India 2008
New Years with Grandma Lucille 2009