February 13, 2014

Christmas 2013

Tuesday December 24th

We spent Christmas with my family this year and I have to say that we had a lot of fun! I had to work on Christmas Eve Day so Christmas Eve was spent driving to Rexburg, Idaho.

Wednesday December 25th

Christmas morning we woke up and made breakfast and then opened presents. Before heading to Idaho, I had asked Andy to help me wrap some presents. He grabbed a box that I had stuffed a racquetball racquet into. The racquet fit so perfectly in the box that it didn't move when you shook the box and the racquet being so light made it seem as if the box was empty. Andy got a puzzled look on his face and asked if something was in the box. I replied and said "Yes, it's for you." Christmas morning when he opened the box he was thoroughly surprised and excited. He was in dire need of a new racquet.

Andy surprised me with some new running shoes. You can't exercise without good pair shoes.

Later we went to the Roxy Theater in St. Anthony to see the Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug. It has been a family tradition of ours for a long time to go see a movie on Christmas. For some reason all the good movies seem to come out during winter, you can't help but go see a good show.

Thursday December 26th

December 26th was a pretty relaxed day. We went into town and picked a few things up. Christian, Becca, and baby Hallie came by for lunch. It was good to catch up with them, I always enjoy spending time with my cousins and family.
Me, Megan, & Becca.

Baby Hallie.

Later that day we went to the Centre Twin Theater in Idaho Fall to see Gravity. Andy, Russell, and I really enjoyed the movie. As soon as the movie ended Russell said, "That was the best movie ever!" The rest of the family felt differently, they gave it two thumbs down.

Friday December 27th

We woke up bright and early and headed to Henry's Lake to do some ice fishing. Along with catching fish, we caught up on some sleep. Nothing like laying on the ice and taking a nap. In total we caught three fish.


Jake with a fish.

I taught Russell how to make angels in the snow.

Dad with a fish.

Andy making a new hole in the ice.

On the way back to the house we spotted some moose and stopped to watch them.I don't think I have ever been that close to moose in the wild before. I really enjoyed watching them, they are my favorite animal.

Once we got back to the house, we changed our clothes and headed out the door to my second cousins Chelsie's wedding reception. Her reception was beautiful and she seemed to glow. We are really happy for her!

Saturday December 28th

We drove to Jackson Hole, Wyoming with the family to go swimming. On our way into town we picked up some hitch hikers, looked at moose, and spotted some eagles.

Andy & I.

Andy, Me, Megan, Jake, Russell, & Dad. * Julie was our photographer, it was hard to navigate the ice and snow on crutches.
We had a blast at the pool! Dad and I both swam a mile! This was a big accomplishment for me, I had never swam a mile before. It felt so good to push myself outside of my comfort zone and do something I thought I wasn't capable of.

After we were done swimming, we headed to Pinky G's for some dinner. We ordered several pizza's and devoured them all, it was great!

Sunday December 29th

We spent the day packing up our stuff and driving back to Utah. We had a wonderful Christmas and enjoyed making memories with the family.

Dad, Me, & Jake.