Mike and I have been dating for more than seven years. However, in that time neither of us has been ready to give up Christmas day with our families. Because I am from Los Angeles and he is from Colorado (Niwot to be exact), we have gotten used to celebrating early and saying our goodbye’s before Christmas Eve.
But now that we are engaged and just six short months from being together FOREVER (he he) we decided it was time to start the trade-off holiday practice. We spent Thanksgiving with his family in Colorado and Mike got to experience his first California Christmas with my mom and dad’s side. Among his firsts were some very competitive dice games that have come to replace a gigantic gift exchange, more ricotta cheese than any healthy human being should consume and a day of golf with the boys of the Anzalone side. He survived, though he may never eat Italian food again.
Adding to the excitement of our first shared Christmas was having Kona in L.A. to celebrate his first Christmas too! My mom and dad got him a stocking full of toys and bones as well as a great pack for hiking next summer. He is one spoiled little dude.
Some pics from our adventures ~ hope your holidays were just as blessed as ours!
|That is a full stocking, Anzalone style|
|Our first joint Xmas picture!|