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Hope you all had a Merry Christmas (for those of you who celebrate it)!  We definitely had a busy and super fun day for Austin’s very first Christmas.  We’re in California celebrating with my family and my heart is full!  But as you know, I’m notorious for posting my photos way later, so for today’s post I just wanted to share the photos from our last California trip back in October/November. It was Austin’s very first trip to California where he got to meet his auntie, uncle, and cousins. It was his first time on a plane, in a swimming pool, sleeping away from home, and much more firsts.  On that trip, Austin was all smiles and pretty much let anyone hold him (for our current trip, he is going through a bit of separation anxiety and teething, sad).  Huge thanks to my SIL for capturing these photos for us!

Hope you all are having an amazing holiday sooo far!  Austin’s birthday is coming up in just TWO DAYS and then New Years will shortly follow.  This is a crazy time of year, but so happy to be hanging out with family!  How was your Christmas?  Get any good gifts?  :)

P.S. Winner of the Jose Eber Hair giveaway is Brittany B. of The Domestic Geek!  Congrats!  Email me at sandyalamode(at)gmail(dot)com with your mailing address please!

P.P.S. Winner of the Blowfish Shoes giveaway is Kristina S.!  Congrats!  Email me at sandyalamode(at)gmail(dot)com with your Blowfish Shoes choice, size, and mailing address!

18 Comments ( Reply )

  1. Et tu, tutu?
    Dec 26, 2012 @ 3:00 am

    Ahhh, every time I see Austin I just start giggling because I can’t handle the cuteness. Gah. SO ADORABLE! Happy early birthday to him. :)


  2. Ms. Megan
    Dec 26, 2012 @ 9:35 am

    Cuteness overload!!! :)

  3. Lauren
    Dec 26, 2012 @ 10:09 am

    Oh my goodness. Such a gorgeous family you have! Glad to see you had a great Christmas. :)

  4. Franziska
    Dec 26, 2012 @ 10:44 am

    these pictures are adorable, especially that last one.

    and are those gold dots on their wall? want so hard.

  5. Absolute Mommy
    Dec 26, 2012 @ 11:17 am

    Great pics! I’ll be blogging later only because I feel like I’ve abandoned my blog! Lol. I can’t believe it’s been a year since Austin was born! I mean I’m sure you know but it just seems unreal!!

  6. steph
    Dec 26, 2012 @ 1:01 pm

    Such an adorable happy family!!! Merry Christmas!!

  7. Krysten
    Dec 26, 2012 @ 1:58 pm

    Hope you and your fam had an amazing Christmas Sandy!

  8. Jenny
    Dec 26, 2012 @ 10:32 pm

    You seriously have the most beautiful family photos ever!!! I hope you and your gorgeous family had a wonderful Christmas and holiday!!

    xo Jenny

  9. Brittany @ The Domestic Geek
    Dec 27, 2012 @ 1:33 pm

    Your kids are so cute!!

    I’m so excited that I won the Jose Eber giveaway, I sent you an e-mail. =)

  10. Still Blonde after all these YEARS
    Dec 28, 2012 @ 5:33 am

    I swear some of these shots could be in a Magazine (Real Simple?). Loved peeking into your travels!

  11. Grace Hodgin
    Dec 28, 2012 @ 8:16 am

    I can tell the wonderful family time you shared from your photos. It is always so nice to be with family and share those special moments.

  12. Lena - @elenka29
    Dec 28, 2012 @ 8:17 am

    Such a cute pictures – love how everything looks. I am totally with Shelley ^^^ – Real Simple is the way to go

  13. lisacng @ expandng.com
    Dec 28, 2012 @ 10:03 am

    Looks like a great time with family and lovely lovely photos

  14. Dawn
    Dec 28, 2012 @ 11:41 am

    Wow! What gorgeous pictures!


  15. mel
    Dec 28, 2012 @ 5:15 pm

    I love all the pictures. Super cute!

  16. Vintage Danielle
    Dec 30, 2012 @ 3:22 pm

    Adorable photos doll!

  17. Eunice
    Jan 07, 2013 @ 6:48 pm

    It looks like you had a wonderful time in California!!! Am I mistaken to assume that that’s an 85 degrees cake?!? ;)

  18. skippee
    Jan 15, 2013 @ 6:53 pm

    One of my favorite trips ever! It was sooo fun getting to spend all that time with you guys. Wish you lived closer…*sniff* *sniff*

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