The Merry Holidays

        The holiday season is packed with family, friends and travel, so we thought it would be appropriate to cram in one big blog spot with photos from the season. Our holidays started in Seattle, visiting Sam's family and celebrating the Grand Suver's 70th wedding anniversary! Isn't that just amazing?! We ended up throwing them a party, with handmade decorations and a feast of homemade goodness that kept us cooking in the kitchen for over two days. 

       Although we visit Seattle annually, our trips are usually too busy for much playtime in the city, but this time we sneaked away for a nostalgic romp around our old college campus, ate at our fave pho restaurant on the Ave., drank too much coffee in Ballard and saw friends. And yes -- it was wet and rainy the whole time! Classic Seattle!

       On Xmas Eve, we flew back to San Francisco, arriving just in time for lasagna with family and our friend's Marika + Jess, who were visiting from MA. Jess hadn't been to our home before, so a hot pink wall photo was very much in order :)

       New Year's Eve, we kept it pretty chill, eating a pork roast that Dad made, and hung out with friends in Mom + Dad's living room. We'll admit, we watched a travel documentary and went to bed just after midnight. 

     For the first day of the year, the weather was stunning and we hiked with Auntie Yam and Mom + Dad in Tilden Park. There's no better way to celebrate the new year than by spending the day in nature!

  The Grand Suvers celebrating 70 years together! ©  Bowerbird Photography 2013; Family Photography, Seattle.

The Grand Suvers celebrating 70 years together! © Bowerbird Photography 2013; Family Photography, Seattle.

 70 years! © Bowerbird Photography 2013; Family Photography, Seattle.

70 years! © Bowerbird Photography 2013; Family Photography, Seattle.

 Our sweet nephew Eli, drawing with Auntie Ariel. ©  Bowerbird Photography 2013; Family Photography, Seattle.
Our sweet nephew Eli, drawing with Auntie Ariel. © Bowerbird Photography 2013; Family Photography, Seattle.
 Suzzallo library. © Bowerbird Photography 2013; Travel Photography, Seattle.

Suzzallo library. © Bowerbird Photography 2013; Travel Photography, Seattle.

  S uzzallo library. © Bowerbird Photography 2013; Travel Photography, Seattle.

Suzzallo library. © Bowerbird Photography 2013; Travel Photography, Seattle.

 A trip down memory lane, walking around UW campus in the rain. © Bowerbird Photography 2013; Travel Photography, Seattle.

A trip down memory lane, walking around UW campus in the rain. © Bowerbird Photography 2013; Travel Photography, Seattle.

 S uzzallo library. © Bowerbird Photography 2013; Travel Photography, Seattle.
Suzzallo library. © Bowerbird Photography 2013; Travel Photography, Seattle.
 Rain in Seattle. © Bowerbird Photography 2013; Travel Photography, Seattle.

Rain in Seattle. © Bowerbird Photography 2013; Travel Photography, Seattle.

 One of our favorite spots on campus, The Quad. © Bowerbird Photography 2013; Travel Photography, Seattle.

One of our favorite spots on campus, The Quad. © Bowerbird Photography 2013; Travel Photography, Seattle.

 © Bowerbird Photography 2013; Travel Photography, Seattle.

© Bowerbird Photography 2013; Travel Photography, Seattle.

 Art on the UW campus. © Bowerbird Photography 2013; Travel Photography, Seattle.

Art on the UW campus. © Bowerbird Photography 2013; Travel Photography, Seattle.

© Bowerbird Photography 2013; Travel Photography, Seattle.
© Bowerbird Photography 2013; Travel Photography, Seattle.
 Wave bench on UW campus. © Bowerbird Photography 2013; Travel Photography, Seattle.

Wave bench on UW campus. © Bowerbird Photography 2013; Travel Photography, Seattle.

 Gasworks Park. © Bowerbird Photography 2013; Travel Photography, Seattle.

Gasworks Park. © Bowerbird Photography 2013; Travel Photography, Seattle.

 Ballard. © Bowerbird Photography 2013; Travel Photography, Seattle.

Ballard. © Bowerbird Photography 2013; Travel Photography, Seattle.

 Coffee break in Ballard. © Bowerbird Photography 2013; Travel Photography, Seattle.

Coffee break in Ballard. © Bowerbird Photography 2013; Travel Photography, Seattle.

 Christmas eve in San Francisco. © Bowerbird Photography 2013; Food Photography, San Francisco.

Christmas eve in San Francisco. © Bowerbird Photography 2013; Food Photography, San Francisco.

 Jess on Christmas eve in San Francisco. © Bowerbird Photography 2013; Family Photography, San Francisco.

Jess on Christmas eve in San Francisco. © Bowerbird Photography 2013; Family Photography, San Francisco.

 An improvised fireplace for Christmas Eve in San Francisco. © Bowerbird Photography 2013; Family Photography, San Francisco.

An improvised fireplace for Christmas Eve in San Francisco. © Bowerbird Photography 2013; Family Photography, San Francisco.

 Christmas Eve in San Francisco. © Bowerbird Photography 2013; Family Photography, San Francisco.

Christmas Eve in San Francisco. © Bowerbird Photography 2013; Family Photography, San Francisco.

 Marika + Jess on Christmas Eve in San Francisco. © Bowerbird Photography 2013; Food Photography, San Francisco.

Marika + Jess on Christmas Eve in San Francisco. © Bowerbird Photography 2013; Food Photography, San Francisco.

 Cheers on New Year's Eve!! © Bowerbird Photography 2013; Family Photography, San Francisco.

Cheers on New Year's Eve!! © Bowerbird Photography 2013; Family Photography, San Francisco.

 New Year's Eve in San Francisco. © Bowerbird Photography 2013; Family Photography, San Francisco.

New Year's Eve in San Francisco. © Bowerbird Photography 2013; Family Photography, San Francisco.

 Dad + Mom made an amazing feast for New Year's Eve! © Bowerbird Photography 2013; Food Photography, San Francisco.

Dad + Mom made an amazing feast for New Year's Eve! © Bowerbird Photography 2013; Food Photography, San Francisco.

© Bowerbird Photography 2013; Family Photography, San Francisco.
© Bowerbird Photography 2013; Family Photography, San Francisco.
 Steve on New Year's Eve. © Bowerbird Photography 2013; Family Photography, San Francisco.

Steve on New Year's Eve. © Bowerbird Photography 2013; Family Photography, San Francisco.

 Hugo!! © Bowerbird Photography 2013; Family Photography, San Francisco.

Hugo!! © Bowerbird Photography 2013; Family Photography, San Francisco.

  ©  Bowerbird Photography 2013; Family Photography, San Francisco.

© Bowerbird Photography 2013; Family Photography, San Francisco.

 Mom directs us to a bright new year! © Bowerbird Photography 2013; Family Photography, San Francisco.

Mom directs us to a bright new year! © Bowerbird Photography 2013; Family Photography, San Francisco.

 New Year's Day coffee in Berkeley with Auntie Yam. © Bowerbird Photography 2013; Family Photography, Berkeley.

New Year's Day coffee in Berkeley with Auntie Yam. © Bowerbird Photography 2013; Family Photography, Berkeley.

 Dad on a hike in Tilden Park on New Year's Day. © Bowerbird Photography 2013; Family Photography, Berkeley.

Dad on a hike in Tilden Park on New Year's Day. © Bowerbird Photography 2013; Family Photography, Berkeley.

 Mom on a hike in Tilden Park on New Year's Day. © Bowerbird Photography 2013; Family Photography, Berkeley.

Mom on a hike in Tilden Park on New Year's Day. © Bowerbird Photography 2013; Family Photography, Berkeley.

 Tilden Park - New Year's Day hike. © Bowerbird Photography 2013; Nature Photography, Berkeley.

Tilden Park - New Year's Day hike. © Bowerbird Photography 2013; Nature Photography, Berkeley.

       A very happy, joyful and fabulous 2013 to you all!

xoxo,

Ariel + Sam