Sunday, January 11, 2009
I promised my friend Cailin that I would post about our Christmas, after I got a phone call from her telling me how disappointed she was by not seeing one. So, Cailin, this one's for you!
We flew out to Utah on the 23rd from Jackson. After our flight from Jackson to Dallas was delayed by two hours, we were all too happy to make it to Vegas before Midnight. We met my mom and brother in law John at the Vegas airport, and then made our 2 hour journey home to St. George, arriving at 2 am!
On the 24th we went to a few stores to finish Christmas shopping for family in Utah (since American Airlines charges $15 dollars for every checked bag, we traveled lightly). We were also able to meet Kam's brother Kory, his wife Tiffini, and their little girl Hailey for lunch at Pirate Pizza. We then spent the evening hanging out with family.
On Christmas day, we went to visit my sister's house to see what Santa brought my niece Sydney, and then drove to my brother's house to see what Santa brought his kids. We stopped by to see Kory, Tiffini, Hailey and dropped our gifts for them off. We then went home and had breakfast with my mom. And opened our own gifts. Later that day everyone gathered at my mom's house and hung out.
On the 26th, Ryan and his wife Janie drove from Salt Lake to visit with us, and it was fun to see them. We were able to spend time playing games with them and hanging out. The 27th we went with my family to Pirate Pizza and then hiking on the Red Rocks, finishing the day playing games.
Throughout the rest of our vacation we mainly hung out with family and played games. Unfortunately we all got sick with a sore throat and cold and didn't feel like doing much. I finished two of the Twilight books during the vacation and had a great time discussing the details with my sister in law Amy, and my niece Lindy.
We flew back on 29th and opened gifts when we got home. It was a great vacation. Here are some pics for your enjoyment, we didn't take too many because were weren't feeling well!