Day 25

Day 25 of the December Photo Project
My parents have stockings for all the kids and grandkids. The focus is on quantity, not quality, when it comes to stocking presents. No offense Mom and Dad.
This year I got a Shrek pen, 3 packs of gum, a pack of batteries, a stick of beef jerky, snap caps, a cheap foam dart gun, a corkscrew and the “Operation Iraqi Freedom” lighter you see below.
I suspect my Dad had too much time to kill in the car wash gift shop.

Day 24

Day 24 of the December Photo Project
Whittier, the city I grew up in, recently converted an abandoned railroad track into a pedestrian and bike path called the Whittier Greenway Trail. We’ve always wanted to walk on it but just got our first chance this trip.
This section of the trail is a converted rail bridge over a busy intersection. Notice the metal artwork that looks like wind chimes.

Day 15

Day 15 of the December Photo Project
Last night was our 4th annual Young Marrieds Christmas party. This is a group of families we attend a weekly bible study with. There is food, a gift exchange, and lots of toddlers running around. I didn’t get a ton of pictures this year since I was helping out with Dayla and MCing the gift exchange.
In the picture below Dayla has managed to turn just two long strands of beads into multiple necklaces.
CLICK HERE to see pictures from the party.

Day 14

Day 14 of the December Photo Project
We had a completely unscheduled day yesterday which was rare and nice. We decided to use our passes and make a quick run to the zoo. The dreary weather made for an empty zoo. It’s great having the petting zoo all to yourself or looking at the polar bears with only 6 other people.
The picture below is of a bird that wasn’t actually part of an exhibit. He was hanging out on top of an animal’s cage just scoping out the scene. He flew off soon after I took this shot. I think it is some sort of falcon but I’m not sure. Anyone know?
CLICK HERE to see a few more pictures from our zoo trip.