It’s true. It is February and my Christmas decorations are still up… and I’m just now posting my Christmas blog. I say it’s Christmas until it’s warm out again. I need something to celebrate while I’m┬áhibernating.

Kristen and I roped my parents into our annual tradition, the Christmas tree heist.

As usual, I spent Christmas day with Kristen’s family. It was all warmly familiar. Everything from having to wake Simon up to Santa’s surprises.

Santa’s gift bag was a bit of a riddle, it took us a while to figure out what we were actually getting.

It ended up being a trip to go to Harry Potter world at Universal Studios.

Fast forward a couple days: We arrive at Universal on the busiest day in its history. We had to kill time in the regular Universal Studios for most of the day before we were able to get into HP world.

There were definitely some moments that were reminiscent of National Lampoon’s Vacation, but it was all very worth while.