Sunday, January 23, 2011

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

I know it's late, but we did have such a wonderful Christmas this year and I wanted to mention a few highlights.

To celebrate Christmas and my mom's birthday, we created 30 ceramic photo ornaments from every year since I was born to give to my mom.

She now has a special tree just for those ornaments along with her grandkids' handprint ornaments.  We started out making a few from some of our favorite Christmas photos, but then Artscow had a really great sale on the ornaments in early November so we decided to fill in the rest of the years that we hadn't done before.  But apparently it was so popular, we didn't actually get the rest of the ornaments until mid January.  I had some requests to see them, so here is a picture in case I don't get to show you the real things.

We loved celebrating with this little guy.

We were so lucky this year that we got to spend time with both of our families on Christmas day.  Christmas morning we spent with the Barths.

Then we spent the afternoon with the Hicks family and we got to talk to Johnny (serving mission in New Jersey).

We celebrated the New Year at midnight eastern time, watched the ball drop live on CNN, and were home in bed by midnight Mountain time.  It was a great way to celebrate especially when you are feeling a bit sleep deprived.

We are so grateful for the many blessings that came in 2010, especially Brigham and Aaron's new job, and are excited to see what adventures we will have in 2011.