Friday, December 30, 2011

Christmas Vacation 2011

Of course, another highlight of our trip to Utah was seeing our niece.  It was so much fun to see her and Lennon together.  They love each other!  Lennon just watches Morgan's every move.  Morgan makes sure that Lennon is taken care of at all times.  They are best friends already.

My mom and sister were so nice and threw a little get together for our extended family to meet Lennon.  

We were also lucky enough to have Tannon's aunt do the same thing on their side of the family.  

We did a lot of eating, playing, talking, and eating.  We got pedicures, saw some friends, watched movies, and relaxed.  

Christmas Eve we went to dinner with Tannon's family and my family.  It was fun to get everyone together.  

That night, we stayed up late baking, wrapping presents, and playing Guitar Hero.  We slept at Missy's house and woke up and opened presents.  It was so fun to watch Morgan get so excited about hers.  Kids make holiday's fun.  In the afternoon, we went to my Grandma's house for dinner for the entire extended family.  Then, it was off to Tannon's parents where we were able to spend time with his whole family and open presents.

We couldn't have asked for a better Christmas.

utah - the canyons

I guess it's time to update this old thing.

Tannon, Lennon, and I just got back from an amazing time in utah with family.  It was crazy, went by way too fast, and we had a wonderful time being with our families and seeing some friends.  

First stop off the plane?  Leatherby's, of course.  Both of our families met up there while we had some delicious ice cream.  Then it was time for us to head up to Park City with Tannon's family.  Tannon's 2 brothers work at The Canyon's resort, so they hooked us up big time.  We stayed two nights in a really fancy hotel with a kitchen, a loft, and I think either 3 or 4 rooms?  I don't know, I never even made it upstairs.

Caitlin was the photographer for the weekend, and I'm glad because I was awful at getting any pictures. {Caitlin, I hope it's okay that I'm stealing these}.

I had forgotten how great it feels to feel the snow beneath my board, and the wind in my face.  It was the perfect day.

Also, The Canyons just opened up a zipline tour, which was awesome.  The longest zip was 2500 feet and is about 260 feet above the ground over a canyon.  I loved it.

Our view from our room.

 Brinton & Caitlin
What a doofus.

Getting ready for the zipline.

Brinton & Mowgli are the absolute best for planning one of the best weekends ever.

Friday, December 2, 2011

christmas tree lights

i wonder how many more christmases he'll be more interested in what's on the tree than what's under it.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

thanksgiving 2011

this year was our third annual meads/vogel/newland thanksgiving.  i love having "family" within driving distance so that we can enjoy this tradition while we are all living in the east.

it was our turn to host this year.  the menu:

deep fried turkey
salad with this dressing
caramelized green beans
dinner rolls
sweet potato casserole
mashed potatoes
cranberry sauce
nutella pie
apple pie