I hope you all had a very Merry Christmas! I just got back to LA after 5 days in my hometown, and although, I love seeing my family, I am always reminded why I don't live there. Holidays are especially busy for B and I. We have to make our rounds to multiple homes, and I usually need a vacation from my vacation. As a child, I hated holidays, everyone expected me to come to them, and no one really thought, "hey, what would Tori like to do?" It's still that way, but I have learned how to balance it all a little better. My family is comprised of divorced parents, divorced grandparents and a lot of really inconsiderate extended family. I always envied my friends who had one big family gathering each year, not 7 little ones. I hope one day to have a big enough house that I can host a holiday, or even better, we'll just take my favorite family members to the Caribbean.
All of these pictures were taken at my Mom's with my siblings and my nephew. We had a royal feast, and then my brother and sister got some new weaponry. My brother (14) is into collecting knives and both he and my sister (12) got new air soft guns. Tummies were stuffed, presents were unwrapped and hugs were given. All in all, it was a great Christmas, and I'm thankful the next one isn't for another 12 months ;).