Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Christmas in Washington

We spent our Christmas break in Washington with my family and it was wonderful. I just love being at home! We pretty much just partied 24/7 and it was a blast! The highlights of the week included going skiing (don't worry I went off some jumps), ice skating at the Stock's pond, visiting with family, PRESENTS!, and celebrating Christmas with the ones we love.
We LOVED ice skating at the Stocks pond, even if it did get a little brutal out there at times! Don't let the little guy in the front fool you, he was nutzo with snowballs!

My dad and me spending some quality time in the kitchen

We made pretzels one night and they were amazing, just like the mall pretzels, but better!
We definitley got our fill of junk food, I've been home in Utah for 2 weeks now and I am still recovering!
Despite treacherous conditions outisde we made our way over to Grandpa and Grandma Gibbons house on Christmas Eve. Don't worry, we bundled up.
Grandpa Gibbons with his Christmas Gift, I'm so grateful that my Grandpa lives so close and we get to see him often when we are in Washington.
Don't be fooled by their glam, this was Christmas Eve- Love these girls, they already make me feel like an old married - good thing I have them to keep me young and hip ;)
And what would Christmas morning be without our annual picture taken on the stairs. (Don't ask me why we continue to take this picture every year, it is NOT flattering to anyone!) My dad still likes to treat us like we are five, and no one is allowed to see the tree until the video camera is on. Oh the anticipation......
Christmas Morning
Z always loves to test out his new apparel.
Of course we had the annual Gibbons Christmas party/gift exchange. I feel like our family is getting bigger and bigger. It was so fun to see everyone's kids and catch up with them. We don't get to see eachother often enough! I just wish someone would have recorded us singing the little stockings song. The Gibbons Family has skill in the music dpt. :)
We are so blessed and so grateful for the Christmas Season.
Now it's a new year, and of course we can't have a new year without some New Year's Resolutions. We are already working hard to keep some of the goals we set, but I have a feeling 2009 is going to be a great year for the Johnsons!


Whitney said...

How fun! Looks like you guys had a great christmas break.

Olson Family said...

Looks like you guys had so much fun. We have not seen you forever, lets get together soon.

Luke and Ali Stewart said...

I still get homesick and I live in the same state. I think there really is just no place like "home"!

shaunie said...

That's funny your dad is still hooked on Christmas morning tradition. That's what makes things fun.
Even Grandpa was making a face in that big ol' group picture! That's the first I've seen of that pic.

Jeff and Anna too! said...

Merry Christmas! :) Looks like you had fun-I love snow so much!!!

Rosie said...

You have such a wonderful family and you are lucky you are all so close! What a great Christmas you had:) And you look amazing for Christmas morning, unlike the rest of us!

k and p said...

oh my....I love the gibbons group pic-i'm still sad p and I couldn't be there this year!

Bergan and Jake said...

I'm glad that you had a wonderful Christmas! That is so much fun. How neat to be able to spend it with so much family! Oh, and I totally agree with Rosie, how do you look like a model in the morning?? You don't even want to see me that early. Ü

Sorry about the pain in the behind but I changed my URL from lovebeingauntdee to berganandjake so whenever ya get the time to edit that. SORRY!

Hope that you are doing great and keep in touch sweetheart!