Wednesday, January 15, 2014

the holidays in a flash

this isn't holiday material but i gotta post it.
1st day of school! Ruby in 3rd and Liam in K...

they arrived! all the way from Cali!  everyone needed a snuggle with Nora
cousin love...
Russ broke out the fresh strawberries first thing.  what a hit!
Liam tried to hog them all...

18 people slept in this house one night and 14 most other nights....talk about CRAZY.  this is what the living room looked like most the time.   glitter gulch is always a place to take visitors to...the kids love it.

prepping dinner ....way too many people in the kitchen at once! i didn't do a dang thing!!
and Russ made me use paper plates! on thanksgiving!!! what!?  that is so not right..
way yummy food though...we were going to bbq one of the turkeys but the bbq-er was broken and needed a new piece! sad sad...

fun at dinner...grandma did a game about what we were thankful for and the kids put on a play, narrated by me, after for our entertainment.  they did a stupendous job!!  we learned alot about those cowboys and indians... i mean pilgrims and indians..

snow canyon!!  such a pretty place and great weather!!

jumping down the sand hills!

cousin love again....such cuties...

jeremy and charlie are besties...   and Nora loves grandma...  and becca was pregnant and didn't tell us the whole time!!! what?!

crazy family gone, Diane stays another two weeks to help us bring in the xmas cheer.  quality time with Gma.

candy countdown chains...tradition..
i now save 25 halloween candies from their bags each year...duH!
why did i never discover this before?

free hot chocolate downtown and santa!!

SNOW in st george utah!  loads of fun... so pretty and white...school canceled...

Nora loves to watch Gma knit.  she loves her...

Gma knit Charlie some mittens and she helped the kids make homemade snow globes...

we took Diane to see Kurt Bestor... really great concert.!

more snowy days!

sledding in the backyard

sledding again at Pine Valley...the kids were cold and didn't last long.

school project and snow in the city

school play, the grinch,  Gma in town to see it! so fun.

Gma went to SLC and Gpa and Nana Merry came to see us!!  with gifts!

love our time with them...

sunday before xmas, Gpa and Merry joined us at church

dinner and nativity with friends, Nora made a beautiful baby Jesus

mini-van express to see christmas lights...tickets, tickets!  get your tickets
kenzie chambers made the cutest little root beer characters for each of us.  

christmas eve dinner with tash and toph...and their family

xmas eve jammies and sleeping together

fun gifts!  3 each from santa

owl hats from Gma Diane

look at Liams face making the boat sound and Charlies mouth making the police car sound and Ruby's mouth wide open concentrating on her sewing! ha!
Charlie got a new bike and Liam a scooter.. we spent the last part of the day riding around in the beautiful weather and playing basketball with Liam's new ball

Charlie's breakfast in bed...he turned 4!!  so sad... i don' t want him to grow up...

we got to morgan that night...cousin party galore!

b-day cake!

chaos of anderton xmas extravaganza!

matching hoodies for all the grandkis saying "property of Gma and Gpa Anderton"  with family name on sleeve

babies of 2013 in Anderton bunch

SLC outing with high school friends

tubing in morgan...SO fun


Charlie wasn't a fan...

new years eve...was kind of fun, kind of a bust....:)



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