Monday, January 14, 2008

Christmas 2007

(Sorry about the long blog and sooo many pictures)
We had so much fun this Christmas visiting Highland Utah to be with Brett's family. We went up on the 22nd and were able to stay until New Year's Eve. Brett's brother Brian and sister Jill live in the area, so they were nice and close for all the festivities. Craig and his family arrived the day after Christmas to join in. This was my first "white Christmas" (at least that I remember), although it was not snowing on Christmas morning. We spent many days sledding, mostly in Bob Moore's backyard, although we did make the trip up to American Fork Canyon for some awesome sledding.
Sledding in American Fork Canyon

Tradition has it that Santa comes to leave one gift on Christmas eve. It always ends up being pajamas, which is fun for pictures. This is the first Christmas that Spencer really has understood the whole "Santa" thing, so it was so fun to see some of his expressions opening presents and what not. Wish we could have caught them better on camera.

Opening pajamas Santa brought on Christmas eve!

We thought that we had let Santa know that this was going to be a light year, but somehow he still went crazy. It is amazing how the little things add up. Christmas morning was spent with Grandma and Grandpa Bruschke, Brian, Megan, Grayden and Talmage. It was nice to have a little smaller group. Jill and her fam joined us for breakfast and to open presents from Grandma and Grandpa.

Christmas Morning

We also spent a day down in Provo, bowling at BYU and then hitting the Malt Shop. Definitely miss the days of the lunch special, a hamburger, fries and HUGE shake for just over $4! So yummy. While we were down there we visited with Grandma Challis and the Moon's. We miss family more than the Malt Shop! Brett spent a lot of time in front of the TV playing the Wii. He got hooked on some kind of tank game. I guess it is a fun game to play, but not so much to be a by stander.

Random Pics

Coming home from church one day there was a storm going on. We couldn't see too well because the wind was blowing the snow so hard. After attempting to get into the driveway a couple of times we realized that there was about a 2 1/2 foot snow drift keeping us from getting through. For some reason the winds in Highland will cause there to be three feet of snow in one place while you can see the grass in others. Really weird. So Brett jumped on Grandpa Bruce's quad and plowed the driveway so that everyone else could pull in because with all the snow you can't park on the street. He came back in after a couple of hours and informed me that the whole neighborhood had been plowed (I guess Bruce kept telling him to go plow this persons driveway and that persons drive. What a good sport!)
It is hard to put into words all the fun that we had, so hopefully the pictures will do more justice. Thanks grandma and grandpa for the awesome vacation and putting up with us for so long!


Ali said...

I was so looking forward to this! Thank you! Great took a ton, and they are SO great! what a fun time...I only wish we could have seen you while you were in Provo! It's ok, we'll be there soon enough to hang out, right?? :)

Daniel said...

So I just realized that I was totally in town at the same time as you guys. I'm sad I didn't realize!