Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Christmas & Casper

We celebrated our first Christmas in Utah this year. It was also our first Christmas away from family. It was nice to do a few things we've never been able to do before, but we did miss our family!

On Christmas Eve, we had our traditional chili dinner, we all got new PJ's (even mom!) and we read some Christmas stories and the Christmas story in the bible. On Christmas we opened presents, played and Shane's dad and grandma came down for Christmas dinner! I've never cooked a Christmas dinner before and it was lots of fun! (Blueberry Pomegranate juice is divine!)
On the 26th, the girls and I went to Casper. We had lots of fun playing with family and cousins! Lylli went cross-country skiing and had a blast! Layla and Seryn went sledding at Grandma and Grandpa's! We also went swimming at the Aquatic Center and Seryn went down the big slide with me a couple times. We also spent time with Nana. We had a great trip but it was busy!
One reason we went to Casper was to attend Mandy Blevin's baptism. (Mandy is my cousin's daughter. And my cousin married Shane's best friend.) Lylli and Mandy are five months apart and are great friends!! They talk on the phone periodically and Lylli will actually close her door so I can't hear what they're talking about! (I know. I know...And she's only 7. Fortunately, Mandy is the only one she does that with! Now.) It was lots of fun seeing Mandy get baptised, and even though Lylli had a hard time with it, she loved getting to be there for Mandy's special day! And she can't wait for her own!
P.S. For those of you who don't know, right after I sent out Christmas cards, Shane got a new job. He's now the Assistant Dean at Utah Valley University and he's over the 2 year portion of the college. And he's loving his job!


Missy said...

That is awesome about Shanes job. Way to go.

Hampers said...

Nice blog with nice picture of enjoying the Christmas and great time opening the gifts. Your blog looks cool :) Have a great New Year :)

Linds said...

Looks like you guys had a great Christmas and trip! Congrats on the new job too!