Friday, January 4, 2008

White Chrismas!


This year Andy and I spent the holidays in Washington with his family & I loved every minute of it! I thought I loved my in-laws before but I love them even more after spending 17 days with them! I have never had a Christmas with snow on the ground, it was so much fun! My father in-law taught me how to snowboard, Andy & I went sledding with his friends, we ran in the snow (yup still training for the marathon coming up in February), built ginger bread houses and played Wii. We even got a chance to take a trip over to Spokane to visit my roomates from college. I love everyone in Andy's family so much, especially our niece Lousea who we finally got to meet for the first time, she is a doll. Oh and I can't forget grandma, I have never laughed so much in my life...I wish everyone could experience grandma Taylor and her dancing, off the wall comments and phrases! We flew back to California on the 31st & just a few hours later my mom arrived with 5 of our nieces and nephews. We all rang in the New Year together (actually we tricked them into believing it was midnight at 11 0'clock because we were so tired from traveling..yes we are officially old and boring!) On New Year's Day we took the kids to Mountain High for some extremely californized sledding. The kids thought it was great! It was the most snow they's ever seen being from Az. After being in Washington I have decided I will never deprive our kids of a true winter with sledding, snowmen, and of course my new favorite sport...snowboarding!

7 comments:

Ali Seaman said...

Fun! You look great! Here's to a white christmas, even if it means running in the snow! Ah!

Matt and Elyse said...

Wow - a white Christmas...I have yet to experience one. Jen - you look amazing! Good for you guys and all your training!

snlbarney said...

I love the snow pics! What Christmas's are the best, and being raised(ish) in Utah when I was little - Christmas doesn;t feel right without snow! Jen, you look so pretty in the pic with Andy and his mom?? I love your hair!

Mom of Two said...

It looked like so much fun!! I am so glad that you had such a wonderful time! Snow is so much fun to be in at Christmas time! And you do look so pretty- I love your hair in that picture!!

AshleyS said...

...i'm still trying to figure out what the boys owe us after our huge win...but i should stop waisting my time and go read my scriptures...

Cambrie said...

Cute gingerbread house! you should be professional gingerbread contractors! forget being a PA or PT!

The Brown Family said...

Jen I am so proud of you for finally learning to snowboard! We will definitely have to go together sometime:) Looks like you had so much fun over the holiday, I am jealous you get to go back to California and live there for real! I would love to come be your neighbor but it looks like I'm destined to end up in AZ by September...so excited. I miss you to death!