Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Back to the Blogosphere!

So I guess it's time to resume blogging. :O)
We had such a great time spending Christmas in Utah! There was even plenty of "white stuff" to make it feel like Christmas. I don't even know where to begin.
The first big "event" I guess you could say was Mia's blessing. We had the rare opportunity to bless Mia in my parents home on a Sunday evening surrounded by family from both sides. Mia is just the cutest thing ever! We are loving her fun little personality!

My brother & sis-in-law were there as well so cousin AnnDee was anxiously waiting to play with Easton (and man did they play!). We also got to meet Saidee (my sister's baby) for the first time. AnnDee just loved having 2 babies around to take care of.

As is tradition, we spent Christmas Eve at my Grandma Jensen's house. This year we even played a little Christmas version of Fear Factor. After all these years I finally got a pie making lesson from my Grandma Frei. We were up at 6:00 am Christmas morning baking away. Coconut Creme is my favorite! The whole Christmas experience was super fun having Easton and AnnDee around. They made sure to leave some peanut brittle and milk out for Santa and an apple for the reindeer. He he he. They had way too much fun on Christmas morning opening presents. After presents we made a visit to our Grandparents and then headed to my aunt and uncle's for breakfast (this is tradition also). It's been a good 4 years since I've been at this breakfast and I think I ate enough scones to make up for all that time. It is one of my favorite things about Christmas at home. We really enjoyed spending time with the family and were all sad when our short 7-day trip came to an end. The kids were pretty good on the airplane on the way home. Easton is still singing Jingle Bells and asking to go to Yaya's house and play with AnnDee.

In my true fashion I took way too many pictures but will include some here in a slide show.


Lisa said...

Aww! Your pictures make me miss Utah. So glad you guys had a great Christmas. Mia is growing so much already!

Decker and Tara said...

It was fun seeing you guys:) Easton is getting so big and Mia is so cute!

Angie said...

Glad you had a great trip to Utah. Sounds like you had an awesome Christmas! I love all the dark hair on Mia and Saidee. So cute! Mia has really changed from the last pictures I saw of her.

Erin said...

Glad you had a fun Christmas Jess! Fun to be in Santa Clara again...huh. Your Christmas card was darling and that baby is so precious!

T8 Family said...

Hi Jess,
You have gorgeous children. I am glad you found my blog. Love all your photos. Happy 2009!

The Lamberts said...

What a cute family. I'm glad you found me too. I can't belive you live so far away.

MarSea said...

IT looks like you guys had a great time in Utah... sad that I didnt get to see you from next door. Next time I am going to have to make more of an efforT! I hope all is well! You guys all look fantastic.