Friday, January 29, 2010


We took a trip to Yellowstone with Rob's family during the first week in January. After flying to Utah, we drove to Idaho to meet Christine and then traveled on to Yellowstone. When we arrived that night the temperature outside was about -20. It seriously took your breath away the minute you stepped outside. We were scheduled to start our snowmobiling session through Yellowstone around 8:00 in the morning, but they called to let us know they had to push it back a couple hours because it was -30 outside. Way too cold for us to be on snowmobiles. Ha! When the time came to go you definitely wanted A LOT of layers on and make sure no skin was exposed to the outside air. I knew this was going to be an exciting time. ( : 
It really was an awesome experience. I had such a blast. It was absolutely gorgeous and I was so excited to see what might be waiting around the next turn. I would recommend this to anyone. Don't let the insanely cold temperature stop you.


Wednesday, January 13, 2010

First Christmas!

Our first Christmas was so much fun. I love Christmas time as it is, but being married made it even more fun. I love everything about Christmas: lights, cards, decorating the tree, wrapping presents, and esp. family time. Rob and I spent Christmas this year in WV with my family. On Christmas Eve we all piled in dad's truck and went looking at all the Christmas lights. Afterward we came home and baked cookies and finished wrapping Christmas gifts. After opening Christmas presents the next morning, we drove 2 hours to my sisters house to open presents with my niece and nephew and have dinner with everyone. Christmas weekend brought all the aunts, uncles, cousins, brothers, and sisters together at our house. (oh yes and 6 puppies and ESPN) So let's just say that the Kimble home was VERY loud, but it was wonderful having everyone together.
The night Rob and I returned to Napa we opened presents with each other. One of my gifts was tickets to see WICKED!! We go this Saturday and I am very excited.

My nephew with his most favorite Christmas gift Kayce Jo

With my niece Brooklyn. She's one of the hardest reasons to be away from WV.

love my husband

My sister Natalie with her husband Seth

My sister Monica with her husband Chris

Every year my nephew shops at the Santa store at school. He is very particular about what he wants to get for everyone. Watching everyone open their gift from him is one of my most favorite parts about Christmas. It's exciting to see what thought he put into buying for everyone and how excited he gets to watch us open the gifts. These next few pictures show some of the gifts this year. I love it!!

Natalie with her gift

Darren wearing his gift

Opening my gift

Christmas was great and the year 2009 was absolutely wonderful. Now I'm ready to see what 2010 brings!!