It felt like we had 2 separate Christmases this year.  One in California and one in South Carolina.

Filipe’s brother (& family) flew to California the week before Christmas which meant his whole family was together (his parents and sister’s family all live in San Jose now).  We had a big dinner on the 23rd and exchanged gifts together.

 

The Big Santos Family

Yesterday, the 25th, we flew to Charleston, SC to visit my family.  It’s been 3 years since our whole family visited Charleston- the girls have no memory of it and this will be Efraim’s first visit.  Needless to say, a trip was long overdue.  We’ve been planning it for a while and decided it would be our big gift this year.

We are enjoying visiting my family, reconnecting with friends, and time off.  I will continue to take a break from all new content the rest of this week and repost some of the highlights in 2011.  Have some great memories this week.