Tuesday, December 30, 2014

THE Fun stuff

We did alot of really fun stuff during our Christmas holiday with the kids. We did puzzles together:

 And I found the missing piece 5 months later.
 Probably one of the most memorable things was our Harry Potter Marathon. I have always wanted to see them all in a row. It took two days and we finally did it. First we made a ton of sandwich fixins so we could help ourselves all day and not have to cook. Time well spent.
 Then when we got to the 5th one the DVD case was empty!! So we streamed it online on the TV. That was terrible and took us twice as long because it just didn't want to work for more than a few minutes at a time.
 Yup we even put blankets up in the windows so it would help block the glare.

We went to Vegas a couple of times over the two weeks of break. Grandpa and Grandma Davy came back a few days after Christmas and spent some time with us too. For New Years Eve we went up to St George and went to the Chinese buffet for dinner with the Leavitts and all of us. Then we went to a movie together. We went to Intersellar. Not my favorite movie but not too bad. The time was flying by so fast even after the wedding. When it was time to take Jeff and Rachel to the airport it was a sad day. Our time together went by so fast.

Friday, December 26, 2014

Valley of Fire Hike

We like to get out during the Christmas break and get a hike in somewhere every year. We had eaten so much junk it was sorely needed. We headed up to the Valley of Fire and hiked up behind the cabins.

Jeff & Rachel

Christina showing us how to get more style points while hiking

Great Groupie

What a view

Hey these jumping people are blocking our view.

There they go again

Ok we know we can't jump. Well I can't jump!

Wiped em out

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Christmas Day 2014

Luckily our kids were good with a little later for our get up time than when they were growing up. We were concerned that Hayden would blow it and make us get up early but it was all good. Whew...time to presents to open.

 Enough of present time now it was time for a puzzle. We love doing puzzles especially at Christmas time.
Puzzle Crew
 That afternoon we all went to Ashley & Benjy's house for our now traditional soup dinner. Ashley puts on quite a spread and we sit around and play with the grandkids and check out their new toys.


Rachel enjoyed Dane's wiggle car as much as he did.
 A fabulous Christmas day! Thanks to everyone who made it special. All the kids were around even the newlyweds. What fun we all had together.

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Christmas Eve

Christmas Eve is always a big day around here. The first thing we did was cancel the gingerbread house extravaganza. We just had way too much going on and that was fine by me. It will make next year more fun. The main event of the day was blowing up the wedding cake and our nerf war. So we didn't get rid of tradition all together! Hayden & Megan came home from their honeymoon for the event and to spend the night with us and open presents the next day before going back to Vegas,
It looked pretty good still to start.

 It would have been alot more fun if it hadn't been so dang cold out there. We about froze to death.

Making a good impression lol

 So after the blowing up of the cake we headed out for the second event which was our nerf war. We had such a fun time blasting each other. You weren't supposed to hit anyone in the face but even that rule might have gotten broken a bit. We played capture the flag with the nerf guns too and we loved that.
There was no time to stop and take pictures so we don't have many. After our nerf war we headed back to the house and had our traditional taco feast. Lots of food, great company and a great night. We even managed to fit in some carols around the piano later on.

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Rebel Game

We had tickets for everyone for the Rebel game during Christmas break. Well everyone but Benjy since he had to work poor guy.
 We got there before there were even any crowds. I guess we were excited to see them play #3 Arizona!!
The lineup and fireworks to start

 We ran into Hayden & Megan there so they came and sat by us.
Who knew...the Rebels won!! A very fun night.