Monday, December 27, 2010

Best Christmas Ever

Even though I promised Vince 2 years ago that we would never haul all of Christmas to Utah again...

Guess what?

We did.

And it was the Best Christmas Ever!

Here is Christmas in pictures 
(the condensed version, as I took literally 2,000+ photos)

Christmas Eve at the Cabin

Our first real tree ever!

Making Ornaments 

Ta Dah!

Nativity Puppet Show

Brooke being silly

Christmas Jammies

The Fam

Christmas Morning!

17 peoples' Christmas in one room= Total Mayhem 

New Slippers

Christmas Swimming

Family Portraits, isn't Park City gorgeous!

The Whole Gang

Somehow we managed to fit it all back in the car and made it home last night.

Grandma Jane had a few presents waiting for us.
 I have never seen two kids who loved little chairs and a big tent more!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Merry Christmas

Once again, our Christmas Cards won't be making it to your mailboxes.

At least this year I have a good excuse ;)


Tuesday, December 14, 2010


We had the busiest weekend of our lives last weekend.

And Santa showed up during this weekend multiple times!

Friday night we rode "The Polar Express"
Okay it was call The North Pole Express, but don't tell Jack that ;)
 It was magical!

 Mrs. Claus even came aboard and was full of surprises. She asked Jack if he had any elves at his house.  Well wouldn't you know it, we do!  Remember when I posted about "Buddy"!  Jack's eyes lit up and he told her all about Buddy and she told him that Buddy was her very favorite elf!  It was a magical moment.
I seriously can't describe to you what that conversation with Mrs. Claus meant to Jack!

We rode all the way to the North Pole and picked up this guy!
Santa #1
(Red eyes)
  He gave all the kids a top and was on his way.
                              Jack told me "no more pictures!"         It was snowing when we left, truly magical!

Sunday it was off to Grandma Jane's and Grandpa George's for some more Christmas fun! Vince's dad went in for a triple heart bypass and a valve replacement today so we had our festivities a little earlier than usual.

It was a Jammie party!  Grandma's jammies won the prize for sure!

And then this guy showed up again!
Santa #2
(No eyes)
 Here is Vince telling Brooke how wonderful Santa is.....she is not so convinced!

Nope, not a lover of the man in red.

I have been very good this year ;)
 Jane dressed up all the kiddies in their Nativity best and they sang for us.  It was too cute!

Tonight was Jack's Preschool Christmas Program
And sadly, this is the best picture I got.
If you can find Jack, I will send you a special prize!

And Mr. Jolly himself came around for one more visit. 
I do have to say that Santa #3 (four eyes) was the saddest one of all.
I mean, come on, the black plastic over his shoes was supposed to look like boots? 
Jack did mention tonight that all the Santa's beards feel different. 
I'm glad that was his only observation.

I think we are Santa'd out.

In fact, if Brooke sees one more Santa, she just might die from an overdose of fright!

Thursday, December 2, 2010


At least Santa smiled