Sunday, January 4, 2009

Christmas Eve!






For some reason my computer is uploading pictures wierd so I can't write underneath them..anyway, we were in Utah for 2 weeks and loved it. It went by super fast. On Christmas Eve we had the Strong Christmas party and the kids loved being with their cousins. It was so nice to be altogether as a family! I loved looking at the beautiful snow. Everytime we go to Utah we really want to move there, but it just wouldn't be smart financially for us. It makes Mike sad because he wants to be close to family and I would love for my kids to have cousins and their Nana and Papa close, but maybe someday. Mike's whole family lives there and a lot of my family too. Maybe Jenna will find an so california boy. Any eligible suitors you have in mind?? I was pretty happy to come home to 68 degree sunny weather though and to be able to go on a walk with my kids to the park. Also to have them playing outside while I clean inside and watching them pick tangerines off the trees and eat them in the backyard. Definitly can't complain about where we live, it is pretty much perfect except we wish we lived closer to family!! Just FYI we are the 7th safest city (population over 75,000) in the whole country,and we have great schools, SO if any family or friends want to move here they won't have to pay for private schools or get jumped on the way into the grocery store :) Hey, I found Eric a job by us in Lancaster, now if only I could get them here (and others, I will keep networking, just send me your resume :)

8 comments:

dietcokegrrl said...

LOVE the matching pajamas!!! So cute!

Sounds like you guys had a great time in Utah. Glad you're back--see you Tuesday!

Nana Donna said...

I had a hard time this time sending you off to California. We loved having you here! Thank Heavens we don't live too far away. You could live in New Zealand (like Shannon and Larry would like to do) How many times do you think your kids would see their cousins then?

Thanks for all you did while here, we love you!

Grimmers said...

We would love for you guys to move closer to us, because you know you are family to us!! Who needs Utah when you have it so good in CA!!! J/K Utah would be a wonderful place to live, wnd be close to family!!!

Jenks Family said...

Our girls always have matching pj. Kids love that. Looks like utah was alot of fun for you.

Nana Donna said...

Guess who's blogging now. Brandt and Soupie got started a couple of nights ago.

They are so excited to see what's going on with everyone. I'm excited to see that all four of my kids are blogging now

Shannon said...

It was so much fun to have you guys here. I also love the matching pj's pictures! And, I do have to admit, California does sound pretty intriguing...I could go for 68 degree weather. :)

The Johnson Family said...

Man you guys look like you've been having way too much fun!! Hawaii and Utah, the best of both worlds!! I'm jealous!! We totally should come over this summer, we've been wanting to take Payson to Disney land, and the beach. Let's make some plans later in the year!!

Natalie and Jay said...

Awesome pictures of Christmas Eve! They turned out way better than mine. We sure miss you guys!