I drove down from Cedar City to LA on Christmas Eve.
The night started out with our annual Monopoly game
I gave Luke Nintendo Monopoly for Christmas
The game was pretty intense
[Dad, Luke, Mom]
Dad won... what do you expect? He is a banker.
We woke up early to open presents
Luke was really excited
As were my parents
Me with my presents
I got some awesome presents but the best one of all was being able to spend time with the ones I love...
...Snoop Dogg, Lou Adler, George Lopez, Sylvester Stallone, Phil Jackson, and Kobe...
at the LAKER GAME!
My dad was able to score us the front row bank tickets for the Lakers vs Cavs game!
We ran into our cousins (fellow Laker fans) at the game
[Tahnee, Tyler, Michael John, Me, Luke]
The Lakers were destroyed by the Cavs but I still love them!
The Day After
My parents, Luke, and I went and saw the new Sherlock Holmes movie (which was awesome!) and then had a great sushi dinner at LA Live.
That night Ryan and Missy came back from northern CA (where they had spent Christmas with her family) and we had our 2nd Christmas with them.
I gave my brothers and my dad a picture of me wearing all my clothes that are banned from the Neilson house: checker shoes, red board shorts, Jack sweatshirt, and blue trucker hat.
They loved it!
[Luke, Dad, Ryan]
Ryan got a Darth Maul statue which he was really excited about
Dad couldn't stop laughing because he was so embarrassed
And Ryan gave me this:
Singed by the author!
Bill Simmons is my favorite sports writer so you can only imagine how excited I am about this!
Thanks family for a wonderful Christmas!