Before I can write about January, however, I need to write about Christmas.
We were in San Diego this year, and we had a blast! It was great to get the whole family together. It is always growing, and this Christmas, we got to meet the newest addition, Charlotte Leanne Quigley, Nate and Alyssa's daughter. She was born in October, and she is absolutely adorable. She has a smile on her face nonstop, and when she cries (which isn't very often, or very loud) she snorts. Seriously. It is hilarious!
While in San Diego, Rachael and I went to the beach to take a picture for my mom to use as a decoration in the house. We got a few that we liked, but this one is probably our favorite.
Christmas was so much fun! Christmas at the Hamilton house is always awesome, but what makes it even more fun are the little kids. It is awesome seeing their faces when they see theirLook at that excitement!!!
January is Birthday month in our little family. Rachael's is on the 7th, and mine is on the 12th.
For Rachael's birthday, we went to Robintino's for dinner. The Mason's were in town visiting Jon's (yes, for all of you who don't know, my brother in-law is also a Jon, with his name spelled correctly) family, so they joined us at dinner, as did David and Aimee.
After dinner everyone came back to our house to open presents. Since we were in celebration mode, I decided to open my gifts as well, even though it wasn't my birthday. That's not something I normally do, because I like the suspense of waiting, but I was surrounded by early-openers so I gave in. Sam was a great helper. He is so enthusiastic to open gifts that aren't even his (but that could be because he thinks they are his...). He is so funny.
Somehow, I convinced Rachael to come to the Utah Auto Show. Being from Detroit, the Utah show isn't very impressive. They only have a few hundred cars, instead of a few thousand like they do at the Detroit show. It was still a lot of fun, though.