Friday, December 25, 2009

Vacationing in Eden

Jon and I rented a condo at Wolf Creek in Eden, Utah (Ogden Canyon) for a couple days before Christmas with our timeshare. We had so much fun. We went there with my parents and my brother Alex, and two sisters Audrey and Kim. Unfortunately T, and Raph could not join us, but they are hard at work serving on their missions.

Day 1:

My dad made dinner. He made a Tartiflette. T mentioned that where he is serving in Toulouse, France, he has eaten it quite a bit of it, and said it was really good. Indeed it was very very good. We all enjoyed it. Alex, who is a little chef of his own made warm bruschettas for the appetizer. It was really good too.

After a nice hearty meal, we relax, played games, and let our stomach rest.

We then finish our evening with our annual boys versus girls ginger bread house decorating contest. This year, there was no one to judge our houses since we were so isolated, so we called it a tie.

Day 2:

After working out at the gym, playing some racket ball, and hanging out in the hot tub, we went sledding at Snow Basin. We found a nice hill on the side of the road and sled for a good exhausting hour or two.

While the girls made a fabulous finger food dinner, my dad and Julien played a game of Jenga.

To end the evening we played a game of Taboo, while the kids played Slamwhich.

Oh the things you'll say under pressure! I'm glad I played this game with family because they already know I'm weird.

Day 3:

Some of us went and worked out, and others relaxed and lounged around. After which we packed up and headed home. Our stay at Wolf Creek was so nice and relaxing. It was very much needed, and I know everyone enjoyed it!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Rock Canyon Elementary Christmas Program

Today, Julien and Logan had their Christmas program presentation at school. Unfortunately, I was not able to go because I had work was already taking the next day off to help Julien's teacher with their Christmas Party, but Jon was able to go and video them. The boys were really excited about having Jon there. They practiced their songs almost everyday.

All of the kids in Julien's grade sang To Spell Santa's name, and Jingle Bell Rock, they even had hand motions to go along with it. It was so cute.

Logan's grade sang Jingle Bells ,and I'm Getting Nuttin' for Christmas. This song was so funny especially coming out of Logan's mouth with this little mischievous smile on his face.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Christmas time already!

This year, it was so hard for me to want to decorate our home for the holidays including Christmas. I felt so frustrated with our little 700 square foot cell, and the lack of room it provides for anything, especially decorations, that I refused to put anything up. After a couple days passed in the month of December, I gave in to the kids complaints and put up our nativity set.

A couple of days later my parents surprise me by decorating our two leafed tree with lights, bows, and ornaments. They also put a wreath which Kim sent us on our front door. My dad actually made it. I thought he did a fantastic job. I must admit, our home did look a lot more festive after that.