Sunday, January 8, 2012

Pictures with the Family

Dee's mom arranged for us to have pictures taken as a family since it may be a while till we are all together again at the same time.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Christmas in Idaho

This year we went to visit Dee's family in Idaho. It was much colder than Arizona! This did allow for some skiing. Here Dee is on a slope named after him...not really.
 Dee is (toward the front) with his sister Shauna and her husband Chris.

We enjoyed opening presents. 

It is fun to watch the kids tear into the gifts. BrookeLynn, Landon, Ethan, and Joshua:

 Dee's dad got the biggest kick seeing the kids respond to this present... it barked or whined every time you would pass by. BrookeLynn took instant claim to it... "This dog is only for girls!!!" noting the pink collar.

Dee's family has a tradition of reading a short story " the Friendly Beasts" for Christmas Eve and dressing up as characters and animals from the nativity. Everyone used household objects to create their costumes. See our awesome sheep costumes! What things you can do with towels, rubber-bands and cardboard.