Wednesday, January 6, 2010


We had a fabulous Christmas this year full of LOTS of family. The best way to go in my opinion. Our celebrations started about the middle of the month with Brad's family getting together for a wedding. The day after the last of Brad's family left my family showed up to spend Christmas with us (except Jamie and Bryson who were in Mesquite.)

If you live nearby and have never seen the floating Christmas trees on the Salem pond, I totally recommend it for next year. Pretty cool and it's free for your enjoyment.

Daylen and Kate sporting their new Christmas PJs. I know Daylen's don't look like Christmas, but he LOVES his new Superman pajamas, especially the cape.

Christmas morning was a hit. I love the look on Kate's face when she saw the phone that came as part of the kitchen set. This girl loves phones.

Daylen's favorite part was opening presents. He barely had one finished when he was asking for another present to open.

Another phone for Kate from Rachel and Tyler.

Daylen got a new sled from Rachel and Tyler so we decided to take the kids sledding and try it out. From the look on Kate's face you'd think she was saying, "I'm ready, bring it on!" Being my little dare devil I thought she would love sledding, while Daylen, the more cautious, I wasn't sure what he would think.

Kate's face here pretty much describes what she thought..."are you really making me do this?" She wasn't too thrilled with the whole sledding concept and ended up falling asleep in Brad's arms.

Daylen, on the other hand, LOVED it. He went down and up, over and over. Of course, he had it pretty easy when daddy would pull him back UP the hill cause he couldn't quite walk up by himself without falling over and getting stuck.

He even liked going on his back head first.

Jamie and Bryson came and spent a few days with us after Christmas on their way home so we had the whole family together. It was so fun to spend time with everyone here. Daylen and Nathan played so well despite the 2 1/2 year difference. Here are the grandkids with grandma and grandpa.

I think Kate forgot who her mom was with grandma here. She wouldn't have anything to do with me, she followed grandma around and only wanted grandma to hold her. Grandma put her down for naps, put her to bed at night, read her books, gave her treats...luckily she remembered who mom was after grandma left to go home. We had so much fun with all our family, it was a relaxing Christmas, and especially nice not to have to travel anywhere. Thanks family, we love you!