Saturday, January 3, 2009

Arizona Christmas

We decided it was time to spend Christmas with the Nelson's (Scott's parents) in Arizona. It took us 16 hours to drive there and we do it in one day. It actually went much better than it did when we went to Thanksgiving there last year. We had a lot of fun shopping, relaxing, going to the Mesa Temple to see lights, Scott making one match fires (with no lighter fluid) and then making s'mores. We had such a good time, and hopefully we will be able to head out there again for Thanksgiving this year.

The last of 2008

So, I am sorry I am not blogging as much, but I have had to make this a lower priority. So here is what we have been up to the last couple of months of 2008.

At the beginning of November we did our annual USAA Fun Run, continuing the three year tradition of coming in dead last (without trying). The boys weren't as excited to walk the whole way this year. But we still had a good time.

On the same day we also went to USAA's Family Fun Day. It really is quite the event with rides, games, and free food. Nathan got his first "face" painting on his arm. He still talks about his dragon. He also got to go on his first pony ride, which he absolutely loved. Even Caden got to go on his first ride.

The Next big event was my Dad's 52nd birthday on November 11th. We had a good time eating Rudy's BBQ, Arm wrestling (David is th strongest, then Scott, Dad and Jonny had to call it a tie). Although Nathan "beat" them all. What good Uncles. Happy Birthday Dad!

This is a posed shot, my silly parents.

We also continued hiking, one of our favorite past times.

Next was my 26th birthday on November 22nd. Scott made me breakfast and the boys bought me my favorite flowers, Lilies. For those of you who like these flowers, they are not the most sweet smelling flowers, actually they smell pretty gross and the pollen gets everywhere.

On December 6th we went to USAA's childrens Christmas Party. It wasn't as good as the magic show two years ago, but the decorations were amazing and the toy teddy bears the boys got were so cute.

Then on Decmber 12th we had our Ward Christmas Party. It was a wonderful ham dinner with a musical extravaganza afterwards followed by a special guest. I got to do my annual performing of my Clarinet. A friend who plays the Flute joined me in playing "Stars Were Gleaming." I also tried to capture some pictures of Nathan's flirting. The little girl in the blue is Rebecca Burr, she is in Nathan's preschool. He is usually glued to her older sister Olivia, but I guess he decided any of the Burr girls will work. He is such a flirt!!!