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.