Tuesday, December 29, 2009

We had a great Christmas this year. We were able to go to Temple Square to see the lights and take some pictures. Luckily, it had warmed up to the 20's for that evening. The week before it had been in the single digits. Brrrrr! But I digress. Constantly.

Look how happy everyone is!! We're standing in front of a giant statue of Jesus!! Shouldn't everyone be happy?!

Isn't it hard and sad to be them? We also got together with our old and dear college friends like we have for the last few years. We went up to Tibble Fork Dam and went sledding on Christmas Eve Day.

Beautiful Day! The kids went to bed early so Santa could come to town.

We spent time with Kara's family in the afternoon, eating, opening presents, and spending time together. All in all it was a good Christmas.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Christmas is upon us

Wasn't it just July?! I say that every year around this time of year. Because it literally does feel like it was just July. And every July I think, "Oh no. In 5 months it's Christmas." But then there is January and February to bring us back to the cold, dark reality of winter. So I have that to look forward to.

We had a fun fall. In September we went on a river rafting trip down the Colorado near Moab, Utah. We did the same trip last year and had a blast. This year I actually, got out of the raft and swam in the muddy waters of the Colorado. You can't tell what is down there...kind of freaks you out. We camped overnight on the beach about half way through our 20 mile trip.

The day after Thanksgiving we drove back down to Moab and stayed the night visiting with our old friends the Andrews. The Andrews drive over to Moab every year for Thanksgiving to escape their family dramas. They have children about the same age as ours. We ate out, shopped around town, and went out to the Hole 'n the Rock which was fun.

Here we are next to a Jeep made completely out of junk.