January 12, 2012

Christmas in Utah!

So the Thursday after Tawni had Oakley, Alan and Tyler arrived in Utah. We had one day and then the rest of the family flew in from Kentucky. Tawni was able to have a few days to settle in with a new baby and then she and Ryan graciously opened up their home to the whole family. Thankfully they have a good sized house with a finished basement and a bathroom in the basement too.......THANK YOU RYAN and TAWNI!!!!! It was awesome to all be together. I was able to do all the food and keep the house in order and loved playing the role of Grandma and Mom again. Christmas Eve was the day they all arrived so we were able to have the grandkids act out the Nativity while Poppi read. We did the quick version since the natives were restlesss, but it was very sweet and special. Afterwards everyone got to open up their jammies. It was one big party. Alan made his awesome Prime Rib for dinner and Christmas morning was a big brunch after presents. Then we were off to church. We feel so blessed to have all been together and we are thankful that everyone was willing to travel at this busy time of year. There is nothing better than family at Christmas and we are so thankful for the Birth of Christ!