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Wednesday, December 29, 2010

One Fun Day

My parents came to visit the Monday after Christmas...

Camden was excited to see his "Idaho Grandparents"

And show them all his new toys.

On their way out of town, we met downtown and had lunch at Siegfried's German Deli.

My dad served his mission in Germany. Bratwurst and Sauerkraut are no strangers.

That night we were invited to see the Jazz take on the Blazers from the second row.
Ryan's friend, Ryan Pelo, was in town and invited us to sit with them.

It was awesome!

DWill, Raja Bell, and Matthews all in the same picture? Yes, please.
Days like this are why I love Christmas break.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Christmas Continued

For Christmas Brunch we headed over to the Embley's
Camden's squeaky shoes were a hit--many a laugh over those little things...
Especially when he realized they squeak when he walks, and he began doing this funny little dance/stomp.
Pretty sure he has the coordination of his dad...
Brunch was delicious.
We were so excited when our Korean friends (Young and Henna) surprised us by driving all the way from California just to spend a few hours with us on Christmas!
Camden is a big Santa fan. He even says "ho ho ho"

After brunch, Ryan and I had many volunteers to babysit, so we went to a movie.
When we came home, this is what we found...

I guess all the commotion and excitement wore him out.
Christmas was wonderful.
So wonderful that he couldn't take any more :)

Monday, December 27, 2010

We like to Party

Gotta love Christmas Parties!
Who doesn't?
Every year we get together with some friends and do yummy dinner, white elephant gifts, and games... every year something crazy happens.
It is legen...wait for it...dary.

The kiddos loved their BIG stuffed Bears from the Summerhays'...

almost as much as they loved holding each others' hands.

The boys loved the ping-pong-ball-into-the-cup game.

The girls loved beating the boys at catch phrase.

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Christmas 2010

Merry Christmas!!!
I love Christmas. snow. music. lights. gifts. parties. santa. movies. food. decorations. the tree.
traveling. family. love. smiles. service. warmth. CHRIST.
This year, we spent Christmas with the Judd family.
Christmas morning began with this...
We brought Camden downstairs and he squatted down next to the gifts and just stared.
Oh, the wonder of Christmas!
After the inital shock of brand new toys wore off, he attacked the goods.
I don't think he quite knew what was going on, but he sure was excited!
Watching his face was awesome. Best Christmas morning. Ever. Hands down.
After we opened presents from Santa, we headed to Lourie's, then Charles'...

Friday, December 24, 2010

T'was the Night Before Christmas

Christmas Eve 2010
We began the day meeting for brunch with Ryan's friends from high school.
We ate at this yummy restaurant.
Since everyone is all spread out (Utah, Chicago, California, D.C., London, Arizona) we really only get to see each other a few times a year...
We hope to see them all again soon when we meet up in California this summer for
Josh and Megan's wedding--
Good food. Great People.
After brunch (and Camden's nap),
we headed up to Grandma Nelson's house in Kaysville.
We met Wendy, Jarom and Kayla (James was working) for presents, stories, goodies, and our Christmas Carol tradition!

Turns out having a kid makes you a hot commodity, so we made the rounds to

Lourie and Brian's Christmas Eve Party,then to Charles and Shauna's for "Santa" duties.

We also got to Skype with Bronson (Ryan's step-brother who is serving an lds mission in Korea).

Finally, we took our tired out little man home and put him to bed.

Christmas Eve 2010

Friday, December 10, 2010

The After Party

So, Ryan was super sick during Camden's party, but didn't want to miss out on the celebration.
However, right after the party ended, I sent him to see the Doctor.
As it turned out, he had the flu, which later became an pnuemonia.
Poor guy took about 2 weeks to recover.
At least we started it off with a party! ha ha
(ok, bad joke. Poor sick husband.)

Monday, December 6, 2010

Manic Monday

it began gloomily....with me complaining of the dreary clouds and rain.

but then, this happened...

the SUN came out!

(And now I can't blame my lack of productivity on the weather)

So, here is to a Happy Monday!-- Hopefully I'll get something done :)

Friday, December 3, 2010

Free Fashion

I am always surfing the web for fun new fashion and great deals (as previously posted)...
Well, here is a great place you can get the scoop on the latest fashion (which is great),
and also they have an almost weekly giveaway! (free stuff, even better!)
Right now head over to and check out this beauty

It is a cardigan that I found at anthropologie for $70 that recessionista has for $34...