Wednesday, January 27, 2010

*Christmas* 2009

Merry Christmas!
We always get plenty of snow around here in Provo around this time of year. Tanner spent a lot of time outside, shoveling our driveway. I can't count the number of times he begged me for a snow blower. Sorry hunny, maybe next year.

A few weeks before Christmas, Tanner's sister, Laura, had a winterfest Chior concert. She is a part of the Women's Chorus at BYU. Tanner's parents came into town for the concert. It was such a great way to get into the Christmas spirit. All the numbers the chiors sang were absolutely beautiful.

We spent Christmas this year in California with the Nordstroms. We arrived in Sacramento on tuesday before Christmas, and spent the day there as a family and attended the temple. We had family names Kim, Tanner's mom, prepared that we did work for. It was an undescribable experience.
After we drove back to Redding, we spent much of our time together playing games and doing what I love best about the holidays; EATING! Below is a picture of Tanner & his uncle Keith carving some delious meat!

The girls also did a baking night! We baked and decorated Christmas sugar cookies. Messy, yet always fun!
One evening, we had a crab feast! Tanner's dad, Dan, brought back loads of fresh Alaskan crab. It was my first time really eating fresh crab. It was great!

We spent lots of time playing games. I wipped Tanner at guitar hero!

Boy, our week in California went by fast! We were so blessed to be able to travel to be with family for the Holidays.