Friday, December 10

Coldy Utah

Everytime we go to Utah in the winter, we hope for a froze lake. We know going in early December our chances for ice were thin. Pun intended. But to our excitement we were lucky to have ice good enough for a few days of ice hockey. A real Christmas miracle.

Before the ice was sketchy, Hanalei and parker had some fun on the ice.
Hanalei is going to give those boys a run for their money.
The best way to get around on the ice, the Katie express.
After the ice party Parker was Caught purple handed, or gloved!
We got some sledding in.
Kendra always up for an adventure.
She plowe into a few bush at the bottom of this hill.
Hanalei went a few times but wasn't really in to it. I think she was ready for a nap. It was hard to know when she was ready, we had been in too many time zones by this point.
Parker was gung ho
The boots, gloves and hat lasted a few minutes.
Even though she hated the winter ware we were glad troy and katie found some for us.
We started this game with great conditions. But by evening it was getting pretty slushy in spots.
I went after the puck and started to sink. It was so scary. I naturally dropped to all fours and still was sinking. I then was on my "baby" belly, grabbed the puck and scooted back to safer ice. What a rush.
This snowman represents kendra,
who is always afraid that someone is going to fall in the lake.
Can you say, Calvin and Hobbes?
Rusty thought it would be funny to put these on the road for Mike when He got home from work. He got around them. Some neighbor kids nocked em down.
We went to Crown Burger and stuffed our faces full of yummy food
Then off to Temple Square to see the lights
It wasn't as crowded as I thought it would be, so we went up to the Christus Statue
Hanalei loved it. She keept pointing out the stars, the moon, and the sun. She was excited to show everyone Jesus.
It was a great trip. We had lots of fun playing. By the end of this trip we were pretty exhausted from raquetball, hockey, Snowboarding (i didn't go), sledding and just staying up late playing games. We will be rested in about one year, when the ice is frozen again.

Thursday, December 9

Thanksgiving in Cali

Today I was catching up with my friend Breanne. She asked what we did in California and as I recalled some of the things we did, I realized we went to the duck park quite a bit.

We went with Aubrey Grandma and Aunt Sallie
You might notice in these pictures Hanalei feeds herself just as much as she feeds the ducks.
Aubrey threw her snack cup into the pond.
Grandma enjoyed feeding the ducks more than the girls, we had to ration the bread.
Due to complications in our flight, on our way back from Utah we had another day in Cali. Grandpa skipped rotary to have a picnic with us. It was a gorgeous day.
We found a nice shady spot under a tree.
Hanalei is totally starting to pose for pictures. I think its hillarious.
Feeding ducks perched on a tree is safer.

We did tons of other fun things while in California. Rusty played full contact golf with my dad and brothers. Followed by laser tag and of course turkey football. Some of the guys went to a car show, while the girls and kids went to the zoo. Mostly we visited with family, played games, and took a huge family photo. The most exciting thing we did was clean up throw up. It was a real barf-o-rama at Grandma's house. One by one kids and adults fell victim.I avoided it, thank goodness, but Hanalei and Rusty weren't so lucky. Despite the loads and loads of puke laundry that needed to be done, we had a blast. Good food and great family that I love! Much to be grateful for.