Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Our Holiday Happenings

I can't believe that December is almost over and that our little one has been with us for 5 weeks already! I figured that before I post about New Years I better get Christmas up so that I do not fall too far behind. We started off our Christmas fun by meeting Blake and Liz up at the temple to look at the lights on the 20th, and as luck would have it we both forgot our cameras so the picture we did get was taken on our phones. The lights were beautiful and the temple was packed...it is great to see so many people there celebrating the true meaning of the season. The next day we took Bailey to church for the 1st time so that we could see the Christmas Program, and I have to say that her dress was pretty darn cute! Later that night we had Blake and Liz over for Sunday dinner (sorry we missed you Kevin and Melissa), cookie decorating, and the annual Clinton Christmas tradition of watching The Christmas Story. This year is The Christmas Story's 25th anniversary and my parents got Clinton a gift that included the movie, a Christmas Story apron, cookbook, and cookie cutters. We didn't quite get all of the cookies frosted, but the ones that did were pieces of art! Then it was off to Long Beach for Christmas.

Me and my bundle of joy enjoying the Temple Lights


1st Sunday at Church and looking like an angel


Our Christmas Story Cookie Extravaganza



On Christmas Eve we opened our traditional Christmas PJ's, sorry the pictures don't have us in the pajamas, I'm not very good at capturing every moment yet! Christmas morning was very fun watching our niece and nephew open and play with their gifts, it is so great seeing Christmas through their eyes and I can't wait for Bailey to be big enough to enjoy it too. The day after Christmas Brent and Sandi rented electric Duffy Boats that we took around Sunset Harbor to look at all the Christmas lights. It was a lot of fun and the lights were pretty amazing. Clint got to drive our boat which I know he enjoyed, and after watching the boat almost get taken out by a much bigger yacht I actually felt somewhat safe!!

We ended out the weekend by attending Church to be a part of Rylan's baby blessing. This was our first time meeting the not so little guy and he is adorable. He and Bailey may have weighed the same at birth, but Rylan is chunking up and I guess our Bailey is working on her girlish figure already! Donovan did a great job with the blessing and I am so glad that we got to be there to celebrate with them. After the blessing we ate and visited with family and then it was time to head home to AZ. All in all it was a great trip and a great Christmas, thanks again Brent and Sandi!!

8 comments :

Ashley and Gary Millward said...

I LOVE HER DRESS! I can't WAIT to get down there to meet her! I have been working with Gabe everyday on saying her name, I guess she always will be 'cuzin to him. I'm sure he is going to kiss her up and down, and hug 'soft'! Can't wait to see you guys! And your looking good too! Hows the weather?

Jessett said...

You have such a beautiful family. Clint, you are one lucky man to have two beautiful girls in your life.

Glad you had a wonderful Christmas.

Could you please text me your address. I would love to send Baylie a little gift.

Hess Fam said...

It was great seeing you last week. Bailey is a doll baby! I'm glad you guys are doing well!

Christensen's said...

So sad we missed you guys. Hopefully we'll get to meet your little girl soon and see you two as well!

Mead Family said...

The boots are probably my favorite part of the cutest Sunday outfit! I love the Christmas Story cookies especially the leg lamp.

Nate & Brianne said...

Hey guys! Your little girl is so cute and I love that 1st day at church dress...adorable! Andrea, Jenny said something about you having a combi and love it. Do you have the travel system or a stroller or just the car seat? Just inquiring of your thoughts:) Congrats!

Mead Family said...

Here I am leaving another message...I don't have your email address either. We totally want to come on Sunday! Yahoo!

Chris and Lynsey said...

It's so fun having cousins close in age! Kaia has about 3 that were born with in 5 months of her. It will be fun for you guys, and Donovan and Blake and Liz to have kids so close in age. Congrats again she's a cutie!