Saturday, January 3, 2009

Christmas morning with our BYU stuff
Christmas Eve at Grandma's and Grandpa's

Santa came again!

Our Gingerbread House

Singing "Rudolph" for our talent

He made me believe again.....

Ford family Christmas party

Have yourself a Merry little Christmas & A Happy New Year!

We can't believe the holidays have come and gone! Every year it seems as though the time speeds up around the holidays. But we sure had a wonderful Christmas and a great new year!
With Steve's finals complete and time off of school, it was finally time to play and relax! We were able to go with the Ford's to a Christmas play and dinner on the 18th at Deseret Star Theater. That was a lot funny with great food. We then had many family Christmas parties including the annual extended Anderson and Ford family Christmas parties. It was great to see family, eat good food and enjoy little programs. Aside from the family gatherings we had a lot of fun making and decorating our first gingerbread house together. It was hard to complete the house with the two of us eating the decorations :)
Christmas eve we went to Grantsville with the Anderson/Elfors family. There we were able to enjoy seeing family, participate in a program, play bingo, and open our annual Christmas pajamas! This year the pajamas were themed. Steve and I received BYU themed/colored pjs. Chris (brother-in-law) and Kart received Utah themed/colored pjs along with the rest of the kids. I guess Steve and I are the "blue" sheep of the family!
Christmas day we woke up to find our stocking plump full! Santa had come!!! Steve surprised me by getting up in the middle of the night and filling the stockings with candy and a note he had organized days before. That was a fun surprise! Our Christmas this year was a TV and an entertainment center we bought from our great friends Tim and Marie. It has been a fun Christmas especially watching movies and bowl games on it!
Christmas was definitely a white one. As we left our house we could barely make it out of the driveway and down the street because of all of the snow we received. Christmas morning and early afternoon was spent over at the Ford's. It was a lot of fun opening presents, eating an amazing breakfast keish, talking with Preston (aka Elder Ford), and just enjoying the morning. We then spent the rest of the afternoon and evening over at the Anderson's. We also enjoyed opening presents, eating a great dinner and talking with Kristoffer (Elder Anderson). Overall, it was a great Christmas!
The following day Steve went in for surgery. He had an inguinal hernia. The surgery went well although he was in a lot of pain for the following week. So, with him home bound we've been playing games and watching more holiday shows. It's been a great holiday season and it's back to school, work and a new year!