Here are a few of the highlights...
We ate at the finest restaurant in Ashton, Idaho one more time. We will miss you BIG JUDS!
I stood by the ever growing trees one more time.*
Every year for the past 4 years I have stood by the same Ashton tree to measure its height. It has really grown!
We stopped to say HELLO to LA & visit Jenny & Paul. It rained when we were there and did not get to fulfill my dream of visiting Disneyland. I guess this means we will have to go back this summer! I even got to hold Harley while I was there:)
We made it back to El Paso safe and sound and began to get ready for the Holidays.
We went to the mall and saw gingerbread displays. We thought we would try and match the competition...
I think we might be in the running next year!
I made a snowball cake! This is what you have time for when you are unemployed and have no school:)
We made sugar cookies that were supposed to be for our neighbors.
Dave managed to sneak one too many before this was possible!
Maybe next year right?
This Christmas Dave & I stayed in El Paso & celebrated our first one away from family. It was hard, but we tried to make the best of it!
Dave was suppose to go into work, but got put on call at the last minute! We made a nice Christmas Eve dinner filled with each of our favorites.
We made sure to put our stockings by the tree and read my favorite, "Twas The Night Before Christmas."
Sadly, Dave got called in during the wee hours of the morning and left me to make sure Santa came:)
Somehow he managed to find us all the way in El Paso!Don't worry we know our tree is sad & small!
Convincing Dave to open presents before he went to sleep was difficult, but I won!
Dave framed this painting for me and did it all on his own!
Dave joined the real man's club as he now owns
his own gun.
What a lucky girl! I got a key finder. I really do NOT know how Santa knew that I wanted this:)
His first bluray movie!
We finished the morning off by eating delicious homemade orange cinnamon rolls!
We are so grateful for our families at this holiday season & the love & support they send our way. We miss all of you, but were happy to make some of our own traditions this year!
OH & by the way I leave for home in the morning followed by Dave in a few days! I finally get to squeeze my little niece!