Friday, January 1, 2010

Feliz Navidad

Check it out! We had a white Christmas!

To celebrate my parents' 40th anniversary, all four of my siblings, plus their kids, dogs, etc. made a trek to Utah. Since Christmas was only a few days after that, three of us, plus kids, dogs, etc. stayed for the big day. As John Denver said about visiting his Grandma, "We didn't get much sleep but we had a lot of fun." Right on, JD.

The first big present was for Martha. Santa brought her what she'd always wanted as a kid - an accordion. At first she wasn't so sure she still wanted it, um, 29 years later. But Santa knows. She's now back in Arizona and having a jolly old time playing her favorite polkas.
(Grandpa's in the right corner. I think he knew what Santa was bringing.)

The girls are showing me that their pajamas glow in the dark!
I accidently used the flash. Heidi was surprised.

On Christmas Eve we opened the traditional (yet completely untraditional) Christmas Eve jammies. I found these glow-in-the dark pajamas in September. Were they Christmassy? No. Did I know the girls would love them? Yes! Heidi didn't take them off for over 24 hours. I love Christmas jams!

Heidi was NOT sure about the snow at first. She didn't want to touch it, stand on it or even look at it. California wimp! After a few days she got used to it and even asked to play in it. Mostly, she liked to pose in it though. Really. This is the ending pose of the clown dance for her December dance recital and we have about 12 of this exact photo.

Did you know Alta is free after 3 pm? Scott and Molly took advantage of free skiing since we don't get it much where we come from. Molly loved it! I love her elf hat.

OK boys. We still have not chosen a suitor for her. Look what Emily wanted for Christmas. How many girls do you know that want a YODA for Christmas? We're raising her right. You're welcome.


NaDell said...

K-I totally have to start off with WHERE DID YOU FIND THAT CUTE YODA? Seriously, adorable.
Your girls are super cute. I hope you took big group pictures with your family with everyone there. Those pictures are always great.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Herlehy Family said...

Looks like you all had a great time in Utah. I love the girls PJ's, they all looks so cute in them. YODA is super cool!

Cadle Clan said...

Conner would like to set up a date with her in about 12 years. That work for you? :)

amy smart said...

What fun Utah Christmas festivities! Thank you again for making time to do a drive-by while you were here. It is always so good to see you. I can't wait to see your Union Jacks. I'm itching to start mine. Maybe this week. :)

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