Every year around Christmas the in-laws love to take us somewhere. A nice dinner, a show, etc. And you know what? We love it that way. Tearing into gifts on a morning where you smell the burning from a fire place, hot cocoa, and listen to the ripping of wrapping paper and the pitter-patter of rain is awesome. But we so much, in our busy lives, just value the slow down and visiting with those who mean the most to us. And yesterday, we had just that opportunity. And it was glorious.
So we packed the diaper bag, hopped into the Volvo, and headed over to the Monterey Bay Aquarium with my wife's wonderful parents, and our little guy. And he loved every second of it.
I'll let the pictures speak for the wonder in his eyes and the knowledge that he picked up, albeit visually. But I think we just might have a future marine biologist on our hands!
Happy holidays to you, your family and friends. Slow down. Take a moment. Remember to appreciate those around you.