Christmas & New years 2011

We had a really fun and relaxing Christmas vacation for the most part this year.  I thought it would be fun to share a few photos of what we did over the Christmas and New Years break.Christmas collage 2011

On Christmas Morning, we got up early to get ready for 9:00 am church.  We told the kids they had to wait to open presents and see what Santa brought them after church.  So we hung up a big blanket over the entry way into the room with the Christmas tree and presents.

I actually really like having Christmas on Sunday.  Our meeting was really nice and it was a great way to focus on the real meaning of Christmas.  But the kids were itching to get to the fun part of Christmas.  So as soon as we got home the kids changed out of their church clothes and got back into their pajamas…haha!  (the picture of the kids hugging by the Christmas tree was actually the day after Christmas since I forgot to get pictures on Christmas Day…so that would explain the bed heads…)

Christmas iceskating collage 2011

During our Christmas break we were able to go Ice Skating with some cousins and Grandma! I learned that I am not as good at Ice Skating as I used to be…which was never that great to begin with.  I was happy to “help” the little kids as holding their hand helped me feel a bit steadier on the ice.

new years eve collage 2012

We also spent a lot of lazy days lounging around the house eating goodies and playing games.  But some of the time we spent working on some projects like painting my new office…can’t wait to share that soon…and a few other painting projects.

Then for New Years…we went and stayed up in Park City, Utah for the weekend.  It has become a family tradition and we always look forward to it.  We were able to stay with some cousins and Grandma again.  We played games and then I went shopping with the ladies while the men took the kids to see a movie.

NYE 2011 gwm

Then, even though it was only 20 degrees outside…we sat in the hot tub with all the kids! Good thing the water was hot!  Later that night we bundled up and rode the Cabriolet at the Canyons Ski Resort up to the Lodge to see some fireworks.  They were supposed to start at 8:00 pm…but at 7:45 as we were about to get on the Cabriolet…the fireworks started!  We got to watch them the whole way up.  We had the best seats in the house!!!  It was a lot of fun!

Then we came back to the condo and warmed up playing games and watching movies till 2012.

I can’t believe another year has come and gone.  Time is flying by!

I have a few New Year’s Goals this year that I will be sharing at a later time with you.  Hope you all had a happy and safe holiday!  Can’t wait for another full year of fun and projects. Heavens knows I have already a lot of them on the to do list!

What was the most favorite thing you did to celebrate?

I think mine was the weekend in Park City this year!

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