Saturday, January 01, 2011

Photo overload Christmas post

I haven't made this post yet because I was overwhelmed by the number of photos that I knew I would include.  Here we go.

We drove to Utah on the worst day possible.  I rained and rained and rained all the way there which made me very anxious and I think I drove Tom crazy.  The kids both did surprisingly well in the car.  Harper was so excited to see everyone that she talked about it the whole way.  Tom was a saint for doing almost all of the driving.

She loved seeing Rocko.
 And making a gingerbread house with Grandma (she had a gum drop in her mouth in this photo.
 We loved eating at some of our favorite places and even got to go to a BYU basketball game (without the kids!).
On Christmas Eve we went to Temple Square to see the lights.  We got there early so we got lots of photos on the temple grounds.
 Check out Kelly's weird glasses.
 And beautiful Carly.
 Kara holding our little devil.  Don't I have gorgeous sisters?
 He's a happy guy.
 The whole family.
 Jonah with Grandma.  This is my new favorite picture.
 Jonah with Grandma and Grandpa.
 By the time the lights came on Harper was super ornery, but she was excited to see this tree.
Harper loved opening presents.
 Jonah loved eating the wrapping paper, but he loved his presents too.
 Harper's favorite part was the chocolate.  Not surprised.
 Harper loves to give hugs.
 Cute girl.
 And we visited with my Dad.  Here is Jonah meeting Grandpa for the first time.
Afterward my stepgrandparents and grandparents came over.  Here is Jonah with my Grandma.
 And then we went to visit Tom's Grandpa.  Here are the men.  Harper fell asleep on the way there and spent the entire visit asleep on the couch.
Afterward my sister Aubrie came over with her kids and Harper got to hang out with her cousins, Hailey and Gavin.
 Here is Kara with Grandma.  I think Kara (as well as most of the rest of my family) is confused about which school they should be supporting.
Here are Harper and Jonah in their Christmas outfits.
 Tom and Jonah got matching T-shirts.
 It snowed!  Harper lasted for a few minutes.  She was fascinated by her footprints.
 We got haircuts from Aunt Kara.  Thanks Kara!
We had a blast.  Too bad we couldn't stay longer.  


Melody said...

Best Christmas ever!

Jan said...

I'm glad you had a chance to go and to see so many family members! Looks like you had fun, too! And of course Harper's favorite part was the chocolate!

bob said...

What a fantastic picture of Jonah!

Bob said...

It is nice to see the "Utah Utes" in your blog.