Friday, December 31, 2010


Christmas morning- 18 people... wonderful!


Aren't they cute?

Malachi introducing Ali to tea parties

Yummy Christmas elves!

Camille's family- they were wonderful!

Montana, Shyanne, and Trev

Santa had just entered the house :). Priceless of Max.

I was having so much fun helping the kids, I almost forgot to unwrap my own presents

This is one of my all-time favorite pictures of my big brother. Malachi wasn't too sure about Santa at first.

Santa won them over :)

Guillermo's first time on Santa's lap!


Santa and Mrs. Claus couldn't get over how handsome he was! "Does he even have freckles?"- Mrs. Claus

Dad in the dancing Christmas hat- it was awesome! It was the price he had to pay at about midnight to get us to get off his couch, which happened to be his bed for the night.

Fun to have a shot together

This was the best Christmas tree in the house ;)

She is just stinking cute! She thought the tree garlands were necklaces and tried wearing them all.

We had a lovely visit up to my brother and sister-in-law's in Oregon for Christmas. Camille has a great talent for decorating, and Cory for building/assembling/electrician work, so every room in their home looks like it could be a spread for Crate and Barrel. It was beautiful! I wish I had taken shots of the house along with the people... now it hits me...

On Christmas Eve we had a fun visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus. Max was shocked and thrilled (see picture above)! Santa even came bearing gifts for everyone at the party- neighbors included! Sweet treat for all of us:).

It was so nice to be together with my whole family for Christmas. Camille's whole family were there too and they were LOVELY. I wish we had had more time together. This may be the last time I commute for Christmas (it is getting rough with a family of five to pack Christmas in a suitcase!), but it was a Christmas we will always remember.


Andrea said...

It looks like you had a wonderful holiday! It is always so nice to get together with family that you don't see often enough. Your kids are so cute! Growing up way too quickly. I hope we can see you next time you are in town you gorgeous lady!

Brooke said...

How fun! We love love love Oregon. And being there with family is even better. I am loving all of Ali's pictures and her hair is SOOO cute and curly. I'm glad you had a great christmas. And we totally missed you in Salt Lake with Heidi by the way. That would have made it a completely perfect day for Eric. I guess we'll just have to come visit you in California again. :)

Valerie said...

Holidays are better with family! I'm glad you had a fun filled Christmas. Your little girl is very cute and getting so big! My how time flies.

Burt Fam said...

I really need to get your email address so I can stop posting unrelated comments on your blog.

In exchange, mine: burt at suu dot edu.

As for the soup, I think black would work; it just might make ths oup look kind of grayish(?). But do try it with the white another time. Delish! Good luck. You'll have to let me know how it turns out.

Heidi said...

That picture of Max seeing Santa is incredible!!! You couldn't have staged a better one! So glad you all had so much fun! I can't wait for the cruise photos!