Tuesday, January 02, 2007
Rested and ready for the new year!
Well I finally feel like I have recovered from our traveling Christmas extravaganza. We left on the 19th and ventured across the states (including going over the Hoover dam) to arrive in a chilly (really, I'm not joking) Queen Creek. That night I got to do what I don't normally get to do, and that was be an aunt and attend my sweet nieces STARS (like DARE) graduation. It was very very long. But the singing performances were great. Talk to your teacher, preacher ect. still rings in my head. The next day we spent a lovely day at the Zoo with uncle C. It was really a nice day. I forget how fun it is to be around my brother. He is a great uncle, I wish the kids could be around him more often. I really enjoyed the monkey walk (Do NOT Touch anything because it is all covered with monkey pee!) I would of gladly taken one of the pee monkeys home. We all met to eat at a restaurant downtown that night. (No hot wings for the Tif, Maybe next time) Then we went to see the temple lights, which were beautiful as usual. We still had time to spare. So we headed to the mall, where a hunt continued from earlier in the day, for the perfect gift. I think it was eventually found the next day. It was fun. I couldn't believe how many people were at the mall that late with there little kids, in line to see Santa. Crazy! The next day we all went different directions for the last preparations for Dads big 60 party. It turned out nice. The funnest part was knowing how much it meant to Dad. Saturday we left to the inlaws house. We ate at our favorite of all times La Casita for dinner. Yum! So, so good! Christmas Eve and Christmas day were filled with presents, food, and family. It was good to see everyone, and spend time with them. The 26th we went to a Suns game. I loved it. Our seats were great, and the boys had such a good time. It was a lot of fun to just have them for a night. We don't do that very often. It was nice to be able to give them our full attention. And to top it off the Suns Won! Go Suns! 27th we loaded up with tortillas tamales, and our bags so we could leave the next day. We headed home, in the snow (yeah you heard me, SNOW), for about 4 miles. Then it was smooth sailing until we hit cedar City. From there on icy roads and WINDY. But we made it. We had a good time with all, but it's always good to be home.