Thursday, December 30, 2010

Merry Christmas...

This year we went on lots of outings with friends and family to see various lights so we could just have fun and get in the Christmas spirit.  Here's a few of the things we did:

Went to Gardner Village to see the elves... took Dee's friend Kyle along...



Made our annual trip to Winder Dairy with the Hottons... (epically, this was the first year that no-one spilled hot chocolate on Dee!)  We also walked around Christmas Street in Taylorsville and ended up playing domino's at the Hottons where a cupcake war broke out between a certain husband and wife...



A new tradition which we will certainly go back every year for... Hogle Zoo Lights!  We went on 1/2 price night so the line to get in was a little longer than usual, but it was so worth it.  Once you actually got in, it didn't seem crowded at all!  Nana & Pops treated us to hot chocolate, hot dogs/corn dogs & fries.  That was the BEST corn dog I have ever had in my life... no joke!  I could have stayed here all night...


Christmas eve was spent delivering gifts, eating yummy food and watching movies.  Christmas Day started at our house for our present exchange, then we went over to Nana & Pops' for the day.  The food was as usual, amazing... roast beef. ham, turkey, roast potatoes, parsnips, stuffing, cheesy potatoes, sweet potatoes, green bean casserole, horseradish carrots, brussel sprouts, corn, bread sauce, cranberry sauce, gravy, rolls, mincemeat pies, jam tarts, & all kinds of cookies and bars...

We did our family toast where we all toasted the things we love with non-alcoholic bubbly and Nana had several HUGE boxes of wrapped up presents that everyone could open any time the timer went off... a huge hit with the kids.  The boys did their annual hike up the mountain with Pops in the snow, but amidst all the excitement, I forgot to take ANY pics at Nana & Pops' house. :( 

I hope each of you also had a very merry Christmas filled with family, friends and fun.

5 comments:

Missy said...

I loved all the pictures! Great post.

Raine and Sage said...

What a fantastic photo collage. Eveyone's so happy. Your christmas meal sounded delicious. I don't know exactly what a corn dog is? We don't have them in Australia. Hot dogs yes! Corn dogs no. :)

Kim-A Creative Spirit said...

Thanks for sharing. It looks like you had a wonderful Christmas season.

Kazzy said...

Looks like you had a great time together! I have never been to Gardner Village, but I always hear that it is a cool place.

Joni said...

Oh what fun Christmas activities. I love that your kids are so into going places with you guys even they are teenagers, what good kids!