Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Merry Christmas 2010

We had a great Christmas this year! It was the year to spend time with Brandon's side of the family and his parents were nice enough to come to all of us in Utah!

We started the weekend by going to the BYU basketball game on Thursday night. I haven't been to one of those since Brandon was a student so that was a lot of fun.

Friday night Jeremy and Angie and family and Jordan came over to our house. We had dinner and fondue for dessert, sang carols, read the Christmas story with our puppets, and did our favorite pass around game. This game is so fun. Everyone brings a little $2-5 present. You sit in a circle and someone reads "Twas the Night Before Christmas". Every time the word "and" is read you pass your present around the circle. At the end of the story you keep the present you ended up with. We usually do a kid circle and an adult circle. It's such a fun tradition.

Can you find someone jumping between pictures below?

The pajama elf surprised the kids with jammies again this year:

Christmas day was way fun. The kids got lots of fun presents. Santa brought Caleb a voice activated R2D2, Brynley a Furreal pet dog and Aubrey a baby with a crib, high chair and stroller.

We all ended up getting really sick on Christmas day and the day after. It still hasn't quite left us. Brynley has thrown up a bunch and we've all (except Brandon) had fevers. Not the ideal way to spend Christmas break but, to look on the bright side, there hasn't been much fighting because we've all just been lethargically laying around.

I hope you have all had a wonderful holiday season and had a great year. We didn't get out Christmas cards again this year. Maybe next year? I think I say that every year... Anyway, know that we love you all and think about you often!

(Job updates: Brandon has a contract job that is full time hours and good pay that will last up to 6 months. This is perfect because he can do that while he continues to look for regular work. We have been very blessed through this entire ordeal...)

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Disneyland 2010

Creative title, I know. Man, I just realized I haven't posted for so long. We have no pictures from November. Seriously. None. Brandon was gone for the middle two weeks to Australia and we didn't do anything because we didn't want him to feel bad. ;-) Just kidding. But we really didn't do a darn thing. Besides eat turkey and I have no pictures of that.

In other news, Brandon lost his job today. If you follow us on facebook you already know this. It wasn't really EXPECTED but it was suspected. Anyway, I don't really know what to say about this... If you know anything anywhere here is some info about what he does.

"Brandon's degree is in Information Systems. He knows sql server and crystal reports. He does software implementation and training. He wants to get into software product management or a sales engineer role."

Enough about that. We went to Disneyland last week. It was awesome. The Christmas decorations and parades and fireworks shows were incredible. We saw the Aladdin show (AMAZING!), World of Color (also AMAZING!), the Christmas parade and the firework show. The parks were more crowded than we would have liked so I think we'll stick to going in Jan/Feb in the future. But we still had a fantastic time!