Monday, January 12, 2009

The Joys of the Holidays

I know I am a little behind on this whole blogging thing, so let me do a brief update. Christmas was great!! We all got spoiled rotten. We had a great time hanging out with family and enjoying all of the wonderful traditions that come with the season.
We spent Christmas in Mesquite with Nate's side of the family. All of his brothers and their families were there. It had been a long time since we has seen some of them, so it was great to be all together. Here are just a few of the many highlights from Christmas. (As you will notice, Taylor somewhere along the way discovered she could scowl, and we can't get her to stop. Seriously, in every picture she has that same scowl!)
Ashlee, and her cousins Genavieve and Talya being silly in their Christmas pajamas

Taylor and Uncle Alec (notice the scowl)

Along with a Wii bowling tournament we had some time to go shoot some clays. I did pretty good! Usually I don't hit any, but this time I was on fire!

Me with a gun. Doesn't it look so natural!

Nate waisted us all. He is a good shot!
While we were out shooting, the girls found plenty of ways to entertain themselves.
Painting fingernails and toenails


And of course scowling!
After a great Chirstmas vacation we ventured up to Ephraim to visit with my family and bring in the new year. All of my family got together for the occasion. We had a great time exchanging Christmas gifts, playing games, attending a new year's party, and sledding.

Cousin Jenessa and Ashlee being sweet in their matching twirlies

Taylor having a blast at the New Year's Eve party. About the only picture without the scowl.

Nate and Ashlee

Aunt Melissa, Ashlee, Uncle Kelly

Even Talor got in on the action!