01/ Home for the holidays

06 January 2016

One of the many things I love about my husband is he's always up for anything. The week before Christmas we decided instead of spending our first Christmas in California to make the 16 hour drive to surprise our family in Texas. We left on Wednesday and made our first surprise Christmas Eve at my brother's house and continued surprising family on Christmas Day. Everyone was so surprised that it made the holiday so special. We haven't been home for the holidays in about 4 years so it was so nice to watch everyone open their gifts, eat my Mom's Spanish rice, and spend time with my niece  hunting down pink donuts with sprinkles - thanks Dunkin Donuts. 

We had planned to stay till Sunday but then snowstorm Goliath threw a monkey wrench on our plans- that jerk and we left Saturday morning thinking we could make it to Tucson before the storm hit. If you follow me on Snapchat (@my_beatboutique) then you would see that instead of good ol' Goliath hitting on Sunday morning he made his debut Saturday right when we arrived in El Paso. Needless to say a 3 hour drive turned into a 5 hour drive through a blizzard. Luckily we made it to Tucson ordered some room service and cozied up in the bed and watched some weird Van Dam movie.  

We finally made it home on Sunday a little sad but glad to be in our bed snuggling with our kitties. Even though the trip was cut short it still was amazing to see our family. I hope you guys had a great holiday now lets count down to Christmas 2016. 

*Arizona your cacti are on point #GOALS

Obsessed with these windmills 

 Seeing my niece's face open presents Christmas morning was worth it all.


  1. loveeeee the pictures you captured. I need to get to AZ! Sorry to hear your tip was cut short but glad to hear you made it safely!

    1. Awe thanks love. AZ is what you expect lots of desert and cacti but worth a trip.


  2. That must've been so special for you guys and your family. Love that, and on another note, your AZ photos are gorgeous!


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