The day after we returned from Atlanta we boarded a plane for Los Angeles with my parents for a little New Year's vacation with the highlight being the Rose Parade in Pasadena. The day before the parade we went to a float viewing exhibit where we were able to watch the designers and decorators putting the finishing touches on the floats. As soon as we walked through the door we could smell the strong floral aroma as the floats are made almost entirely out of flowers. The floats were beautiful and creative. It was a great trip!
On Christmas day the three of us flew to Atlanta to spend time with our good friends Nikki and Gentry Smith and kids. It was a nice trip. We went to the Georgia Aquarium and Stone Mountain, church on Sunday and sat around the house playing with the kids and chatting until the wee hours of the morning. It was neat to spend time with them one on one just hanging out like we used to in the "good old days". We miss you!!