12.23.2013

A San Francisco Christmas

We had a wonderful, family filled weekend. Andrew's mom was in town staying with us since Thursday, and my parents came down to spend the day with us on Sunday. We thought it would be fun to go downtown and see the holiday decorations and play tourist in the city.

We started our tour at The Fairmont to see the two story Gingerbread house in the lobby. The lobby was so beautiful, and the gingerbread house was quite impressive. I learned that my great grandmother, whom I was named after, lived at the Fairmont! They had a beautiful garden outside where we snapped some photos and took in the beautiful San Francisco views and weather before heading off to continue our little city tour.

We walked through Union Square, saw the tree in Neiman Marcus, rode the glass elevators at the St. Francis Hotel, went to Macy's and ended our tour at the Ferry Building. 

It was such a beautiful, and warm, December day. I loved spending time with both our parents and taking in the Christmas cheer around the city. It was fun to play tourist and see all the festive window displays and hotel lobby's. 

After our long day out and about, we came home and made a delicious dinner complete with my Mom's home made apple pie. It was nice just to relax and visit after a long day.  It's hard to believe tomorrow is Christmas Eve, and we'll be driving up to spend Christmas at my parents. Then Friday we're off to San Diego to continue our Christmas with Andrew's family. 


The Fairmont Hotel Garden
Views from the glass elevators at the St. Francis Hotel 

8 comments:

  1. i want to be a part of the san fran christmas :)

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  2. I need to head over to Nieman's and check out that gingerbread house! We just drove home from Auburn last night it was such a pretty weekend up there!

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  3. Gorgeous photos and looks like you had amazing weather!! It's always fun to play tourist when people come and visit!! Merry Christmas!!

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  4. Have a relaxed time with your family! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

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  5. Look at Andrew's mom rockin' the fur vest!! Such great photos of you guys.
    And that gingerbread house is ridiculous! I don't even want to know how much time it took people to make that thing.

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  6. Beautiful pictures! The gingerbread house looks amazing! Happy holidays! xo

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