November 28, 2010

The Perfect Holiday -

Holiday Weekend Highlights
I love this holiday! Family, Food, Fun, and NO GIFTS!!
Everyone is happy. No one is disappointed.

We had Aaron's mom, Janice, her husband, Hans, Aaron's Grandpa Hollis, my dad and Roe, and my sister Ash and Robert. It was so nice. We all ate ourselves silly then watched a little football, Planes, Trains, & Automobiles (a must), and enjoyed each others company. The night ended with a visit from Aaron's aunt & uncle, Jeanette and Marty.
Like I said - Food, Family, Fun = Perfect!
Friday, Aaron took everyone (except Kenzie & I) to his aunt's home(s).
Kenz & I spent the entire day DECORATING!!!
Christmas arrived at our house!

Saturday was the BLUE & RED Party!!!
The Holy War... BYU vs. Utah... Whatever you want to call it! I call it another excuse to have a party!! Once again - Food, Family, Fun, and a little Trash Talking!! I think we have Hans hooked on football... (wink wink). In the end the Blue got robbed and the Red came out ON TOP!!
GO UTAH!!!Jeanette and Marty came by at the end of the game. I was thrilled - it gave me an opportunity to take some much needed family pictures.
Sunday began with SNOW...
We drove downtown on roads that had NOT been plowed (Manda, you can feel my pain, right?) to Temple Square for the Spoken Word -. I have lived in SLC my entire life and have NEVER been to a taping of the Spoken Word... crazy! I LOVED it! It was such a great way to start the Christmas holiday season. Absolutely Beautiful (even with lots of snow...)

We took photos outside in the falling snow ...
Then walked across the street - literally, across the street - to Jeanette and Marty's home. We enjoyed breakfast and the view - it was heavenly...After lots of hugs and pictures... our holiday weekend has come to an end.
It couldn't have been better~
Food (lots of it), Family (dear to our hearts),
and Fun (enough to make even the little ones happy).
Thank You Hollis, Janice, and Hans for making the trip to Utah to spend the weekend with us. We were so happy you came.
It was the PERFECT HOLIDAY weekend!!


Merilee said...

I can see why this is your favorite holiday! Your thanksgiving table looks amazing. I love all the pictures.
p.s. you are gorgeous!

Alyssa said...

Busy, busy, busy! Looks like you all had a blast over the holiday weekend. Glad you snapped some great photos. Fun to see everyone. I have always wanted to attend the Spoken Word. We will have to chat about it and you can let me know what you thought. Have a great night!

Ann said...

Dawn, I love your blog. Makes me feel close to all of you. Your Dad looked happy on Thanksgiving. Family is so important, especially during the holidays. Love your decorations. You have put me in the mood to decorate. Is Ashley having a baby? I snoop around in all your blogs and I can't quite figure out her's. Happy Holidays and Love,
Jillie Ann

amanda said...

Wow!! Lots of fun stuff and lots of SNOW!!! Y-U-C-K I hate to say I am glad I didn't come there. My weekend was snow-free. Just the way I like it. But I do miss my family so thanks for the pictures.

Shauna said...

What a fun family weekend. Your Thanksgiving table is really pretty. You are a party girl, always hosting something, how fun.

Lindy said...

Sounds like a full great weekend! What an amazing family you have...wish you still lived around the corner.