12.31.2011

Christmas & Vacation

On Thursday, December 23rd, we took an airplane ride to Las Vegas and then traveled to Hurricane, Utah, to celebrate the Christmas holiday with our families.  Jeff's and my parents live one mile from each other, which we always have a great time with everyone, but has several pros and cons with having most of our immediate family living right near each other.

We had lots of laughs, atv rides, target practice, lots of playtime with the cousins, a hike to Angel's Landing, and never enough sleep, but a good time had by all.

 Silliness with cousin Avery

 ATV ride with Papa Hadley


 Cookie decorating for Santa

 Newell, my brother, practicing his Rudolph impression

 Presents and more presents at both G&P's houses.


 Target practice..Brian got a new gun for Christmas so Jeff is trying it out.

 Funny story...Jeff surprised me with this beautiful necklace for Christmas, and after I realized it was from him, he said that he was going to get me a gun instead of a necklace but it seemed a little odd buying a gun to go along with the Christmas spirit, he then told me that if I would rather I could return the necklace and get a gun...so that is what I did and I got a Ruger hand gun.

 Lunch at Pizza Factory with my best friend, Sara, of 25 years!!

 
My brothers, Doug and Newell, and myself...silliness all the time.

 Doug, and his daughter, Kiara (5)

 Ellie (6), Kristina, Newell, Jacob (8)

 My Family

 Doug and I before hiking Angels Landing @ Zion National Park with our Dad.


 15 years ago Jeff and I climbed Angels Landing and took our engagement pictures along the route.  We used the one taken at this tree as our wedding invitation pictures.  I took a memory picture by myself as Jeff didn't hike it with me this time. 



 View from the top of one of the most beautiful places!



 Where my feet took me.

 Looking down at Walter's Wiggles
Here is a picture I got off the internet to get a perspective of Walter's Wiggles.


 The trail about half way down.  It is 5 miles roundtrip and straight up.

 Great White Throne

 
 The view of our climb from Big Bend.  Just above the sun on the left side of the picture is the top of Angels Landing @ Zions National Park.  So glad I had the chance to hike it again and did it with my brother and dad.

2 comments:

Stephanie said...

That is my FAVORITE hike in Zions. I heard they'd closed it? I remember once, I got sick at the top and SPRINTED all the way down...Walters Wiggles my butt! (Literally!)

The Springer's said...

I love all the pics...glad you guys had a good vacation!