Saturday, December 26, 2009

Merry Christmas

We hope that everyone had a great Christmas. We certainly enjoyed our holiday here in Page. Aunt Annie trekked up from Pheonix and we always have fun with her visiting. We mostly ate, drank and played every variety of card, dice and word game we could find. We are likely to play another this morning before Aunt Annie leaves, as Brian is determined to end a long losing-streak. We all got some very nice gifts - thank you to everyone. The kids are still enjoying all of their new toys, games and arts supplies. I'll likely not sign on again until after our move down the street. Our PO Box address remains the same, and so do our cell #'s.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Tree-Cutting Pics

Last weekend we went to Flagstaff for a little shopping, swimming, dining-out and strolling the downtown. It was a nice little get-away for all of us. I think the kids enjoyed the indoor aquaplex the best. On the way home, we took a detour off 89A to the Kaibab National Forest to cut down a Christmas tree. This is now the third year in a row that we've sent away for the permit. We hoped for Pinyon Pine this year, but ended up with a nice Ponderosa Pine instead. After a brief stop at the Jacob Lake Inn for a bite, the kids and I played in the snow while Brian did all of the hard work.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

'Tis the season

It's been a busy set for the holidays so far. We've had two work parties (NPS and HS), the pre-school program (which we sent the babysitter with the kids as the HS party was that night), a Christmas cookie party and the annual Santa party at Brian's office. Those are the pictures from above. This year the kids are very excited for the arrival of Santa. They are trying to figure out how he gets down our chimney, since it is only a tube. Well, they have active imaginations and I'm sure they'll figure something out. Hopefully I'll post a picture of our tree-cutting soon. Last weekend was snowed-out. Just one more day until Christmas break...