And Mike didn't even complain about being "matchy matchy" in the pajamas that I actually was able to finish before we left for Utah. (wonder of wonders)
We just got back from spending the week at Mike's parents' home in Southern Utah. As you can see, Blake got the gift he has been begging for, a chainsaw. He has insisted on carrying it around with him 24/7 since he opened it. (yes that means it goes to bed with him too.)
Now, let's talk about the weather in Utah. I wanted to DIE it was so cold. It was 4 degrees this morning before we left. I really am a cold wimp. What happened to the girl who spent 5 years as a teenager in freezing cold Michigan, and then 4 more years in what I thought at the time was not so cold Utah while I attended BYU? It was pretty much below 20 degrees most of our trip so our snow playing excursions were very short. Even though it was cold, it was also an absolutely breathtakingly beautiful white Christmas. Mike is from a gorgeous area.
We enjoyed a wonderful breakfast of sourdough pancakes that big Grandpa made for us. They were delicious. He even made the sourdough starter himself. We will try the recipe at home.
Don't you wish you had this yummy box of treats that Little Grandma made for us to take home? She makes the most wonderful penuche I have ever tasted.
And of course we can't forget the 12 hour car ride home today. This choice picture was taken while both of them were crying. Thankfully they were pretty good most of the trip. (what would we do without the DVD player?)
I hope everyone had a merry Christmas. And a big thank you to Mike's parents and grandparents for such a great time.