Sunday, December 30, 2007


We had a wonderful Christmas, despite the sickness that affected half of the household (Sawyer started the epidemic - the kid is like a petri dish.) Granddad and Sue-Sue went way overboard with gifts for the little ones, and they had a blast. Sawyer got so many toys from them that we weren't able to bring them all back home with us, even with the extra large duffel bag we bought. His favorite things were a tricycle that looks like a John Deere tractor, and a train set. I got lots of cool stuff too - several books (always my favorite), DVDs (Flight of the Conchords, both seasons of Extras, and Lost season 3), a beautiful Fossil watch from Eric (which I'm returning, but only because I don't like to wear watches - Eric thought that I don't wear one just because I don't have one), a spendy telephoto lens for my camera (also from Eric - he rocks!), and a hefty gift card to TJ Maxx so I can buy new clothes when I'm done with Biggest Loser 3 (more on that later.)

Before leaving town, I got to have lunch with some of my girls from Venus (thanks everyone!) and have a great visit with my old mission comps Becky and Haily - it was so fun to see them and meet their adorable kids.

Most of all, it was wonderful to spend time with my family. It was a bit chaotic having all of us in the same house, but well worth it. I miss them all!

Sawyer with his train.

A dance session breaks out, with Caroline on keyboards.

Aunt Erin joins in...

and Tori and Tanne too.

The latest dance craze: dropping your pants (it's Britney's fault!)


  1. Cute pics! That christmas tree is amazing! And did you just post this? Because I swear that I've checked your blog since December! Anyway - glad you had a nice Christmas!

  2. Thanks! I loved their tree too, it was HUGE. Yeah, I just barely got this post up - I wrote it while I was in Utah but I couldn't get the pictures off my camera until I got back home, so I just barely published it. :)

  3. Hey Chelsea...glad you had a good Christmas. I thought you'd be interested in a blog my cousin just started. She's a History Ph.D who just got called as YW president and started a blog. There are already several other contributors. One of the interesting observations: Christ only shows up directly in the title of one lesson.

    Here it is:

  4. I kept checking your blog then all of a sudden it was like there was a whole new page of material. POW. Glad you had a good time at Christmas. It looked like a party.

  5. jealous that you got to see haily. i haven't seen her in years. but its not like i've been in utah recently...

  6. Aaron, Thanks for that link, it sounds like a great blog. I'll have to read up!

    Terina, Haily looks great - and her little boys are SO cute. I was sad that we only got to hang out for a couple of hours.


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