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

Coloring

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!

6 comments:

Rebecca said...

Your girls are so cute!! I love the scowl. I miss you and your family. Looks like a good time.

dawn&co. said...

How fun! The girls are so cute! Happy New Year!

Nathan & Britney said...

Looks like you have been really busy and Taylor has been even busier scowling... how cute!! It was fun seeing you guy's, we are going to have to get together and have a night out!! We miss you guy's.

Toby and Emily said...

You with the gun - it's killing me!

Becky said...

Hey thanks for the invite! Can I get your email address so I can invite you to mine? I can't believe your here in Cedar-I'd love to catch up with you sometime! Unfortunately we are moving to St. George this weekend and won't be able to hang out as easily:(
(I'm glad you didn't have that gun the first time we met-LOL!)

Corianne said...

This is great! I love Ashlee's hair it's super cute. Talor is adorable I love the hat! oh and the gun looks totally natural! Whit Wo!