We celebrated Christmas Eve and Christmas Day at my parents house. It was Allen's first time celebrating Christmas with the Chambers; he was shocked at how busy and loud my family can be. He was able to escape to the garage to experience some quietness and talk to his family.
My parents live in Central CA and we decided to go to Monterey as a side trip. My cousin gave us tickets to the Monterey Aquarium as part of our wedding gift. We had a great time and really enjoyed having an extra day together.
We had an amazing view of the ocean when we sat down to dinner!!