Monday, December 29, 2008

Christmas 2008

Merry Christmas friends and family! We had a lovely Christmas in Ogden. It snowed and snowed and snowed. The first few days were fun, though we then started to notice how cold it was. Thank heavens for sunny St. George to warm us up!

Heather thought it would be a good idea to start a snowball fight....

I ended it....

Ben Lomond peak during a rare clear morning...

Sunday, December 14, 2008


This year Tennyson knew exactly what to do with his cake...

Mommy planned a Sesame Street-themed party, and Tenny supplied the theme music ("Na na na na, it's Elmo's world!")

Tennyson loved his new toys, and mommy's hoping they are a cure for cabin fever (it's been cold in D.C. lately).

It's crazy to think that in one short year our little boy went from this... this.

We feel so blessed to have Tennyson in our family. He's our frenetic bundle of joy (frenetic from dad, joy from mom). We love you Tenny!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Round, Round, Get Around

Busy times. First, we went around the entire city trying to get the perfect photo for our Christmas card. Having a two-year-old in the picture didn't make that any easier. Here are some of the, some shots of the good times. (If you don't get a card, we probably don't have your address....feel free to help us out by leaving it in the comments!)

I was working up in NYC again last week. Here's one of the lovely views from my hotel window (for all you SOHO fans).

Then Grandpa Stewart came to visit his favorite child and grandchild (Killing two birds with one stone...Thanks for coming dad!). Here's the ol' man in the brand-spankin'-new Capitol Visitors Center.

As to the visitors center, I generally agree with this review. It's very strange that the addition does not architecturally or aesthetically match the capitol at all (also true for the plaza outside, as seen in the below photo). We did, however, enjoy the museum sections that displayed some very interesting congressional history.

We spent a total of 2.1 seconds at the National Christmas Tree (below)--it was too cold so we went home to enjoy our artificial tree (thanks for the tree Katie & Joey--it's pretty). We hope your Christmas season is going splendidly (and that you're not procrastinating buying our presents).