The rest of our 2011

Where did the month of December go??? I love the Holidays but they always go by too fast. It seems more so that way as I am getting older. We had a great December though. It was full of activities, fun parties with family and friends and a lot of Holiday spirit. So of coarse, this is going to be a post of a lot of pictures and not too much typing.

We had a fantastic and delicious Thanksgiving with my family.  Mom mad a whole bunch of pies. She was quite proud of them. The kids played outside because it was so nice while the adults hounded through the Ads!

Nate and April brought home their babies Abriha and Axum Tariku from Ethiopia. We all went to the airport to welcome them home. They were all very tired from the long flight. We love them so much and are grateful for their safe return.

 My pretty Christmas tree for 2011. I liked how it turned out this year.

We went to The Festival of Trees and boy was it busy!!! After browsing all the isles, we put Gabe in a very large bubble. He loved it. 

 Our ward had a Christmas breakfast that was really nice and Gabe got to meet Santa at the end of it. He wasn't scared of him at all.

 My awesome neighbors decided to have a cookie exchange. We made a lot of cookies and were able to take some of each kind home. Great company and great food.

 Dallas did some Karaoke at his company party... after a LOT of bribing.

 We had our first Blair Ugly Sweater Party this year. We went bowling at Fat Cats, ate great Pizza, made fools of ourselves with our horrible bowling skills (all except for Dall and Tommy), and were in our horrible sweaters. It was a great night!

We were able to go to the Nutcracker at Capital Theater this year. It was great, as always... and me and Allie got a little too crazy at intermission. hehe

We had our Blair Christmas Eve Eve party this year at Marni's. We ate a lot of yummy food and we watched the photo movie that Landon always makes every year. After that, we went over to Nate and Aprils to open presents. It was a fun night.

For Christmas Eve this year, we visited all of Gabe's Great Grandparents. It was so good to see all of them. Then after, we ate at Macaroni Grill and then went back to my parents to open our pajamas, watch Christmas Vacation and get really excited for Santa to come.

Christmas day was so great!!! We opened presents... I got my 2012 Project Life, Dall got a lot of clothes... and Gabe got a Basketball Hoop, among a lot of other toys. We went to church and enjoyed a nice meeting, and then we spent the rest of the day visiting all our family. It was a wonderful Christmas!!!

After Christmas, we went up the Lundquist Family party and ate food, opened presents and played Bingo. Gabe loved his Bingo. We also got to spend some time with some great friends that we haven't seen since the summer!!! And Gabe just played played played with all his toys!

We celebrated Allie's 25th birthday at RedRock. It sure was yummy. Happy Birthday Allie!!!

So we had a great Holiday Season. It sure went by fast but we had a lot of fun and made lots of memories. Here is to 2012!!!


Mike and Megan said...

Looks like you guys sure had a fun Christmas. I teared up seeing your brother and his two new babies/kids, how sweet! That is so exciting for them. You are beautiful. I'd like to learn more about that project life thing. Gabe is adorable too.

Bennion Lovin' said...

Angie your Christmas looked wonderful. I love the Blair Family. We are so happy for Nate and April. Seriously, what an amazing story they have. PS... I NEED that bright light shirt... NEED it.