Monday, December 29, 2008

Christmas--out of order!

We've had a VERY fun Christmas season! We got together with the Ferrin family pre-Christmas and opened presents. Then, the day after I finished finals (Wednesday) Eve and I flew to Spokane to hang with the Smiths. Jardan met us there on Friday, and we're all here for about another week. The first picture is Jardan (well, his butt) and Adriel (very scary) setting up the tree.
We've been snowed in almost the whole time we've been here because of the record snowfall! Here's Eve trying out grandpa's plow.

Annie (she and Adriel are getting married this summer) and I baked for an entire day, and here's the fantastic carrot cake we made...without Jardan's help, fortunately! Jean was cooking some delicious dinner, too!

My parents gave me the most beautiful leather laptop bag...this is actually the face I made because I was so overcome by its glory...

The best dad and the best Christmas shows!

Jardan got this drum from Mom and Dad and he hasn't parted with it since. Seriously.

Zane's reading "Make Way for Ducklings"...such a good uncle. She's missed him while we've been in Spokane!

Snowed in! Eve has four layers of clothes on, and it reminded me of "A Christmas Story." After dressing her, Jardan tried to sit her on the floor to put her shoes on, but she had so many clothes on that she just fell on her back because she couldn't bend enough to sit! She was stuck like an turtle on its back, and we couldn't help but laugh at her cries!

While in Spokane, Jardan's family watched Eve for a few days so we could get away (an early anniversary, which is actually on the 4th). The original plan was to go to Montana, but with all the snow we couldn't. We stayed downtown Spokane instead, and went out to eat, saw a movie (The Curious Case of Benjamen Button), and went ice skating. It was FANTASTIC weather and soo much fun to just be together ALONE because we've been apart for so long! Ice skating was hilarious, I love how everyone looks so dorky...except there were these 3 little girls in the middle who schooled everyone else--and they couldn't have been more than 10 years old!

We found a restaurant called Mizuna's that had an excellent atmosphere and phenomenal vegetarian food!

This one's for Austin...this sweater is SOOO CUTE! Christmas night she wouldn't let me take it off! She said, "Momma, just leave it." She's wanted to wear it every day since...I guess he knows her taste!

Our darling niece Jasmine opening a present. Norel (her dad) next to her, then Jean (Jardan's Mom), and Jarrel in the green.

She totally posed for this.

She threw her new princess barbies (from Jasmine) in this bag and carried them around all night. She went off to the computer room and played with them for about 1/2 an hour and wouldn't let ANYONE in the room.

Jasmine and Alex, her mom

Jardan and Eve pretending to play the Christmas ornaments that are mini-instruments. She thought this was SOO cool.
Hope all of you had an extraordinary Christmas! We love you guys!


Libby said...

That was a great post...I can't believe how big Eve is getting! I really hope we see you guys some time...are you moving to LA...or Jardan is coming back to AZ? Anyway, Happy New Year.

RonElaine said...

Horray for being together again! What fun to get away for a few days and celebrate your anniversary. And the fact that you don't have to be a "single" mom anymore!

I love your pics, it makes me miss you guys even more!