Saturday, December 26, 2009

Christmas in LA

Christmas Eve
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
[Luke, Mom]

[Dad, Luke, Mom]

Dad won... what do you expect? He is a banker.

Christmas Day
We woke up early to open presents

Luke was really excited

As were my parents
[Mom, Dad]

Go Chargers!

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!


Lisa said...

Sounds like you had a AWESOME Christmas!!!

Joe and Megan Karlsven said...

That is awesome you got to be front row at the Lakers game. Did you get to high five any famous people?