On Christmas eve my family and I went around looking at Christmas lights. This is the Balian House in Altadena. We used to go and look at the Christmas lights here when I was much younger and it’s actually exactly as I remember. Apparently the Balian family used to (or still does) own an ice cream company and this was the house they lived in. I’m not sure if anyone lives here now. I think the family just owns it and they still decorate it for Christmas.

The Balian House

The day after Christmas my family went shopping, I decided to go to the Huntington Library in San Marino. It was very crowded. I especially like the Japanese garden they have.

Japanese Garden

Zen Garden