Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Christmas festivities

I posted about the house, now here's the people in the house. All ten of them. My mom and dad, sister and brother-in-law spent Christmas week with us, and we partied hard!

Isaac in his favorite outfit (he wore this Woodstock as reindeer shirt nonstop for most of the month of December) out shoveling the back yard.

Fairies dancing in their Halloween costumes.
Decorating the traditional gingerbread house with Aunt Jilly and Uncle Carl. Notice the Coke Zero in the foreground. I think we went through eight 12-packs of Coke Zero and Diet Dr. Pepper during the week.
Making flourless chocolate cake while looking like the Unabomber.
My mom would like the record to state that she worked on the gingerbread house too.
Bryce and his auntie. Notice the mark on Bryce's upper lip. He decided to try out shaving, while holding the razor sideways. Youch!
Freezing our buns off at Temple Square. All except for me, because my coat is big and puffy enough for the whole family to hide inside. And Eddie, because he had to work. And Jilly, who took the picture. We only lost one child while we were there. We always lose at least one.
Isaac was awfully proud of himself for spending Monday skiing at Brighton. He had to be dragged (literally) into the morning lesson, but was navigating the bunny slope like a champ by the afternoon.
Bryce and Eddie head over to the Majestic lift for his first foray off the bunny slope. Bryce really got the hang of skiing and was sailing down the hill pretty confidently by the end of the day!
Annie may never forgive me for posting this picture of her, but this is about as happy as she got during the afternoon of our ski trip. She had a great lesson in the morning, but got nervous when it was time to test out her skills without an instructor. 
She perked up considerably by the time we took her to The Nutcracker that night at Ballet West.
We don't have pictures of Tuesday, when Eddie saw BYU win in both basketball and football in Las Vegas, and I almost killed my parents sliding in the ice in our minivan. Once we traded cars, we had the quickest dinner ever at Red Iguana (no wait, appetizers and dinner in about 30 minutes-- the key to eating there must be to go during a snowstorm) and a great time seeing Savior of the World at the Conference Center, reloading our phones for updates on the football game when we could. Wednesday was Maren's birthday, which will get its own post.

We brought cookies and hot fudge to the Christmas Eve dinner at Eddie's parents' house.
Prepping and eating with the girls in the kitchen.
Holy Family?
Chaos reigns on Christmas morning.
Hanging out among the presents
The whole gang for Christmas dinner.

1 comment:

Blue said...

gosh i love your family! it's so fun to see pictures of all the festivities and the cute matchy jammies and all the food and lights and togetherness. sorry i missed you. it was weird to realize our men hadn't met till yours stopped by with that MASSIVE platter! how have we gone that long without them crossing paths? (i know they're both busy boys).

thanks for the great munchies. i hadn't made a single thing all month, and with my sibs here and some friends stopping by, it was nice to have something to offer them to gnosh on. you're the greatest!