Thursday, December 27, 2012

Took Tenny to a Jazz game

The game was as entertaining as a Twilight movie, but we had a great time with the Bailey cousins. And Tenny came away with the line of the night: "That reminds me - the day after tomorrow I'm going to make a beaver catapult so we can launch beavers!" Crazy but it just might work.

I love the view from my office!

Especially when it snows.

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas 2012!

Merry Christmas friends and family!  We hope you had a wonderful holiday.  We sure did.  This was our first Christmas back in Utah, and we LOVED spending so much time with our families.  It's going to be hard to go back to normal life after this.  Some of the highlights of Christmas 2012 included:

Attending the annual Christmas Eve party

Real live sleigh rides in Liberty, Utah

Caroling through the snow with a frozen Stewart Clan

Feeding the elk herd in one of the prettiest places in the world

Opening presents

Playing with presents

Teaching Grandma Julie how to use her new iPad -- mostly to play Angry Birds

Helping Tenny build a birdhouse out of the old scrap lumber he found in the attic

And reading stories with Grandma while staying roasty-toasty in our new Christmas jammies.

And after many years of asking, daddy finally got the present he's always wanted:  a nap!  It's a Christmas miracle.

Merry Christmas, everybody!

First Christmas

Julie Day - 11 months

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Scenes from the enormous and super fun Stewart Clan Christmas party

Now the panoramic shots did some funky things with some faces, but I have to say it made me happy to see Thomas with less-than-perfect teeth for once.

Friday, December 21, 2012

I love this girl I married 10 years ago today.

We celebrated with lunch at the Lion House, where Brigham Young housed and fed his 55 wives. Of course, we're waiting anxiously for our real celebration...just two more weeks.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Julie Day - 47 Weeks

At the perfect age to chase and capture her brothers' remote control cars.

Tait in motion

Friday, December 14, 2012

Tenny is six!

The best six years of his life correspond with the best six years of our lives.  We love you Tenny, and we're so glad you're part of our family.

Also, you're probably never going to remember this, but we had such a fun afternoon on the town this afternoon -- half a movie, lots of frozen yogurt, and an enormous amount of silly and laughing.  You're like the brother I never had, and my best buddy.

Cousin FHE at Temple Square

Thursday, December 13, 2012

A fun night at the local arena

If you were watching on TV and heard someone screaming during the National Anthem, it might have been Suzy.  She really likes that song.

A personal visit from the jolly fellow

Our kids were so shocked that they stood with their mouths gaping open like codfish and never did tell Santa what they wanted.  Perfect!

Saturday, December 8, 2012

A bientot, aunt Mary Lynn. #blog

via Instagram

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Saturday, December 1, 2012