Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Christmas Part 1

Christmas 2014
Our Christmas was spent in Washington D.C in a little town called Haymarket.  We flew out on Friday around 3:00 in the afternoon.  I was extremely worried that the airport was going to be overflowing with people so we got their really early.  Luckily I was very wrong and we made it to the terminal with plenty of time to spare.  Our flight was nice and uneventful and we landed at Reagan Airport around ten in the evening. 

On the plane to D.C

We had a very fun trip spent with Chris' family.  It was the first time in about four years that we were all together due to missions.  

We visited the D.C temple which is beautiful by the way.  Chris' parents work at the temple on Saturdays so we were able to see them in action.  

During our visits to Virginia one of the many highlights is eating lots of yummy food that we don't normally get in Arizona.   Every year we eat at a yummy Indian restaurant called Indian Ocean.  It didn't disappoint.   They have the best butter chicken. 

Another yummy restaurant that we love to eat at on Christmas Eve is an italian restaurant in Georgetown called Filomena's.  

Chris and Justin got a HUGE seafood platter.  Chris said it was delicious!

All back together again!

Another yummy stop in Georgetown was Georgetown Cupcakes!  Usually the line goes around the building but we got lucky and the line only went to the door!  I got a peanut butter chocolate lava cupcake and chris got a strawberry cupcake.  Nate devoured his before we got home haha


On one day we all ventured out to Pennsylvania.  Ever since I went back east my junior year of high school and got an Amish pretzel I have craved for another one.  Well, I finally got one!  Yummy!  We also went into a cute little grocery store and found a few fun things!  Chris found a whole box full of just the marshmellows from Lucky Charms and I found a whole box full of Peanut Chews!  Chris also found a fun hat that he really wanted to get but didn't.  He claimed he could use it in Kanab to keep his ears warm.  

Christmas was so much fun!  Justin gave us all ugly sweaters for his christmas present.  It was the best mostly because Chris wouldn't have ever worn something like that if I had given it to him :)  He looked fantastic haha.  He was not so thrilled.

The sister missionaries came over for Christmas dinner  and we played the game.  If you know our family then you know how fun the "game" is haha.  It was Justin's and Nate's first time playing it and I'm pretty sure they enjoyed it.  

I also made my traditional apple pie for desert.  I got lucky this year with the crust.  Usually it doesn't work so well for me.

On the day after Christmas we drove to Hershey Pennsilvania.  It was a lot of fun!  Before we got to Hershey we took a little side trip and saw three mile island.  Chris was really excited to see it.  

In Hershey there was so much chocolate everywhere!  It''s also really cool because all the streets have hershey kisses for lights.   

We had such a fun trip with everyone.  This week we are in Kanab for our 2nd Christmas.  

Sorry if there are spelling errors.....I figured I should just post it since i've been working on it for the last two weeks haha.

Best wishes,
The Gardners