I am so behind on my blog! I haven't added our New York trip photos yet and that was clear back in May/June 2011. There have been football games and two championships won, and not one has been recorded here. So, I am going to go out of order and start with our wonderful Christmas season!
On December 11, 2011, Ryan turned 13! I can't believe he is that old.
The night before, for his birthday we went to Hale Center Theater to see "A Christmas Carol" and then to Johnny Carino's for dinner. We had such a wonderful time! Ryan is such a fun young man and is always happy and making us laugh.
The following week, my good friend from Australia and her 3 boys came and stayed with our family. We had a great time going to Thanksgiving Point on a wagon ride to see the lights and then to the deli for dinner and hot chocolate. Sunday morning they attended Sacrament Meeting with us.
The next week I finally got my Christmas cards out...I almost didn't this year. Things were so busy...and I almost didn't get neighbor gifts out, but I did at the last minute with the help of my boys. I did cut back on the neighbor gifts though....I just couldn't do the 3o or so I do every year. I just love my friends and wanted to give everyone something, but that just can be too hard year after year, so I only did a few this year.
Saturday, Christmas Eve, we ate dinner at Robintino's which is a yearly tradition, and then back to Grandpa Ken and Grandma Lynne's for a video on the birth of the Savior and Hot Fudge Sundaes! Yum! Christmas Day we got up and opened our presents and then Josh and his friend Jacob came over to visit. Then we went to Grandma Kathy's for her Ebleskiver breakfast and then to my parent's home for Prime Rib dinner. We had such a wonderful day!