Sunday, January 11, 2009

Christmas, and trip to Utah

Sorry I haven't written for a while. Things have been a little crazy here at our house. We had an early Christmas at home, then went to Utah for Christmas and see my lil Bro Kip come home from his mission. Before we left....

Robert won an award at school for academics.

We got hit by a major snowstorm and almost weren't able to go to Utah

The kids got an early present from Mima and Papa of this horse that they made:)

We put up this huge picture in our living room. Rob's dad was super nice and made the frame and found the glass for us.

Christmas morning Robert got up early and got dressed before he even went down to see the toys! It was so fun to hear him open up every toy saying "this is the best present ever!"

That night Rob fell asleep early and I started to pack to leave for Utah in the morning. We weren't sure that we would be able to go, because the news said that i-84 would be closed indefinitely, but we hoped! In the morning Rob ran upstairs and said it was open, and we were off! We visited my sister Katie and our girls had fun being princesses!
We visited my Grandpa Boulter.
The kids got some fun presents from Grandma and Grandpa Webster! Austin got this cool Arc.
Robert got a Star Wars game. He has lOOOVVED this:)
Belly got this fun skirt, Which can also double as a great hat.At our house, anything can be used as a dress up right?Lindsay gave all of the grandkids some awesome mugs to paint.Monique scored with the hugs with the presents she gave the kids.It was fun to visit with our spunky Grandma Nan.Kip came home on the 27th. Mom had made signs for all of the grandkids to wear at the airport to greet him. It was so exciting to have him home:)
My mom made a bunch of awesome signs for the front of the house to welcome Kip home, including yellow paint in the snow.Then we opened presents. Here are the grandkids...
I think I see a bit of a Kip smile on Belly...
Lindsay was lucky enough to get to snuggle a sleepy Austy.We visited Ben and his family and the kids loved riding on Rocky's new toy...Tio sure eaned some points that night.

On Monday we took some family pics. Here is Bryan's fam
Ben's famOur fam. My kids really weren't into cooperating at the moment...
Ethan didn't really want to cooperate either, so here is one I took at home of Emily and Ethan.
Here's Katie's fam
Then, the parents, Kip and Lindsay...
We actually did take one of the whole family together, but I don't have it yet...

We had fun visiting with my friend Wendy and her family. All the kids had fun dressing up there.Austin has decided all of a sudden that he is in love with trains, as can be seen here.Robert started taking this costume off when he saw me about to take this picTanner got into the act too..
Bella had lots of fun playing with her twinner cousin Abby.And Robert did with his twinner cousin Liam, and fun cousin Harry, all swashbucklers! Rachel had fun entertaining the kids with Jeff's ratWe gave Heather's family some presents for Christmas. They were grateful and gave us lots of loves!Lots of people seemed to be getting Wii's this year on both sides of our family. So, we had fun playing some of that too. Here is Nan and Shanna getting into it.
And, I just had to throw in this one of my beautiful enchantress..
Robert lost another tooth while we were there.And we visited my good friend Lupe on the way home:)
It was a great trip:) Sorry this was so long, but I had to catch up!!


Words of Webster said...

Tricia, What a wonderful post. All so fun, and such happy memories. I am so glad we have this technology to share our memories. I hope tohave the family pics soon!! I love you!

The Boulter Family said...

I love all the fun pictures! Your family is so stinken cute! It looks like you had a wonderful time with your family in Utah. I am so glad that the roads did not stop you from getting to spend Christmas with your family. Boy that storm was a hum dinger. However..... it was sure fun to have a white Christmas.
I love the picture above you mantle. It is just gorgeous!!!! Lucky you to know someone that can make picture frames. It is so expensive to go get that done.
I am sorry we were unable to attend Kip's homecoming. The 28th was my sister's birthday and we had a birthday vigil with the family. A defendant conflict of events. It must be fun for your mom to have Kip home. I loved what she made for all the grandkids to wear at the airport. that has to be one of the most adorable things I have ever seen.

Wendy said...

HEy Tricia -- what fun pictures. I'm so sorry that I didn't get to meet up with you and Wendy but maybe another time. Your kids are so CUTE!!! Glad you were able to travel safely both ways.