My whole extended family (on my Dad's side) went to California over Thanksgiving break to celebrate with each other at my Aunt Susan and Uncle Glen's house. It was a blast! At one point we fit at least 39 people in the house to eat Thanksgiving dinner together.
My parents came and picked me up in Cedar City on their way to California Wednesday morning. We got their around 4-ish and hung out with cousins the rest of the night. We had taco salad to eat that night. It seems like we ALWAYS eat taco salad when the Dayton's get together, it's sort of become a tradition now. We ended up playing Dance Central on Kinect for the X-Box that night. Even my Grandma and Grandpa joined in and dance battled each other! I think that was probably the best thing I've ever seen... and here it is!
Thanksgiving day was really awesome too! Before we stuffed our faces with Turkey and other delicious food, we had our own family Turkey Bowl. It was a blast! Even though my team hardly ever passed to me (my cousins have stopped thinking I'm cool ever since Taylor grew up and decided for himself that I was uncool, but it's okay because at least I have my younger cousins Blake and Syd.) I did get passed to once though, and I even scored a touchdown! We ended up tying our game, which in my opinion is worse than loosing, but all our dads got tired and the younger kids wanted to play. So we switched up the teams and did a couple plays with the little cousins, which was super fun too!
Then we ate Thanksgiving dinner/lunch. It was delicious! Thanks to all my aunts and my mom and anyone else who helped out with the cooking!
I feel like I ended up loosing all the Thanksgiving weight I put on that night when we played Dance Central again, and even ended up doing a 20 minute wii Zumba workout with my mom, Hayley, and the younger cousins . I had a ton of fun doing it though! Amazingly Syd even joined in towards the end.
Friday was the best day of the trip though! We went to Six Flags Magic Mountain! I LOVE ROLLER COASTERS! I love the adrenalin rush of amusement parks! The best part about Magic Mountain was that I wasn't let down by any of the coasters I went on. Usually when I go to amusement parks I get let down by at least one ride I go on, but I seriously loved EVERYTHING! I rode Superman, Goliath, Wonder Woman's Lasso of Truth, The Riddlers Revenge, Batman, Tatsu, and X2. They were all fantastic! I even got to ride Superman twice in a row because Blake, Syd, and I were the very last people in line. It was fantastic!
Saturday was fun as well! We went to the beach and I ended up watching a skateboarding competition, which was pretty legit! I got to watch kids as young as 7 do some super sick tricks on a skateboard. It was extremely entertaining, and made me want to learn how to do skateboarding tricks! Plus, I got a tan from standing around watching, which rocks!
Then Sunday we woke up at 4 in the morning to drive home. And now I'm back at school, stressed about finals, and just wishing I was back in Sunny California!