Saturday, January 05, 2008

Christmas in Utah

(This first picture just makes me happy... had to slip it in.)


I still haven't actually recorded our Christmas trip in a nutshell. For 11 days we stayed in Ross' parent's gorgeous house:




We ate tons of food, stayed up past 1am every 'night', watched movies, ate more food, played in in the snow, had lots of great help for our little ones, and spent quality time with all of the beautiful people pictured below.









It's always SO hard to leave but so good to be home with some routine and some normal bed times. I've never been quite so excited for the new year-- it feels like it's going to be a good one. I get to watch my BEAUTIFUL new baby girl grow older and cuter every day, listen to Sophia's vocabulary increase by the minute, spend one more year with my handsome husband, all while NOT being pregnant... not even a little bit. Getting in shape? I've got nowhere to go but up, and my jogger is on it's way... feelin' pumped. Hobbies to make me feel fulfilled? ;) I've got a great camera to figure out and go crazy with. Lifestyle? I've got my new neighborhood market that really could not BE any cuter and I get to feel justified shopping there nearly every day as it's a walk away and WAY cheaper than Ralphs, Albertsons, etc. (I went the other night and stocked up on my canned pumpkin for $.44 (they were clearing out holiday stuff), and butterscotch chips for $.36, and on the way out, picked out some free fresh flowers that expired that day. I love this store.)

Anyway... I'm feeling good. The vacation was great, life is back on, and I'm SO looking forward to 2008.

14 comments:

Ashley said...

Lillie, can I steal some of your optimism? You are so dang cute! I'm just waiting a few more weeks where I am not even a little pregnant like you. Maybe my attitude will change then. Love your blog!

Kodi said...

Such great pictures. My fav is the one of Sophia and the sled. Ross's parents house is gorgeous and all the more beautiful covered in snow. Looks like a wonderful trip!

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Lowdogg said...

That last picture is my favorite.

Holly said...

I have to agree, that top picture makes me happy too. That beautiful huge house all covered with snow is exactly what Christmas time is supposed to look like. We don't quite get that exact same ambience here do we?

Holly said...

I have to agree, that top picture makes me happy too. That beautiful huge house all covered with snow is exactly what Christmas time is supposed to look like. We don't quite get that exact same ambience here do we?

Kym said...

Free flowers? Do they do this every day? I'm there almost every day, too, but do I need to be there at closing time to cash in on the free flowers?!

Brooke Olsen said...

Ohhh, I am so missing you guys! Especially now after seeing all those cute pics....we just got home late last night and I cannot believe it is already over. :( I do know what you mean about getting home and back on schedules...that part is nice. How is it going with 2 kids? I have sooo had you on my mind. Keep me posted! Love you.

Brooke Olsen said...

Ohhh, I am so missing you guys! Especially now after seeing all those cute pics....we just got home late last night and I cannot believe it is already over. :( I do know what you mean about getting home and back on schedules...that part is nice. How is it going with 2 kids? I have sooo had you on my mind. Keep me posted! Love you.

Brooke Olsen said...

Oh and my parents house looks AMAZING in that pic! I miss it, I miss it!

Gillis said...

OK, Lillie I love your BLOG. You are so adorable. Can I just be more like you! I love your pictures. You are such a great photographer. Do you have a fancy camera? You need to teach me how to put music on my blog. What a fun white Christmas you guys had. You were so brave to travel with your sweet newborn. It looks like you had an amazing time. Thanks for sharing.

S.A.S. said...

Praise from this corner too. Love the babies, love the parents, and the house, and the snow... love most of all seeing you and Ross with your girls. Lovely.

Kristy's Family and Friends: said...

You are so cool. Example: any girl that combines the word "exercise and "pumpkin and butterscotch chips" in the same paragraph, is just really cool. Just sayin'.

Lindsay & Weston said...

ADORABLE pictures! We just got a Fresh and Easy in Vegas, too! Right by my office. I checked it out yesterday and I love it! I'm VERY jealous you have one within walking distance. You can just decide that morning what you want for dinner and go buy it that day while you get some exercise! Love it!