08 February 2011


our family with our little christmas tree.

CHRISTMAS 2010!! {yes, i'm posting about christmas in february- so what?}

I don't know where to begin! Christmas was extra amazing this year. Besides the fact that my brother Jarom, his very pregnant wife and their girls couldn't travel to Utah for Christmas, it was perfect. Each of my other siblings were here and for most of the holidays (that we stretched out over a month!) and we all stayed up at my mom and Bruce's house. {though, yes, it was hard for me to always show up to everything and stay over all the time because of the baby...}

We did all sorts of fun Christmassy things, like acting out the Nativity on Christmas Eve and seeing the lights at Temple Square... and we sure played a lot, and I mean A LOT, of card games and board games!!
My siblings who don't live here also got to meet Annabelle finally. My sister, Tiffany, was especially attached to her and was a MAJOR help to me! I wish she lived in SLC, but sadly she's in NYC!

We also got to spend a lot of time with Chase's family, which was great. His sister showed up 5 months pregnant... She kept it from us so she could surprise us! It was so fun to see her and her family and for them to meet Annabelle finally!

I'll post some pictures, which are all pretty random and not in any order because that would take up way too much of my time. :)

annabelle on my lap as we play ticket to ride.

lots of time spend warming up by the fire.
like chase's ice?

niece scarlet holding annabelle.

nephew kai holding annabelle.

new years eve dinner with nielsens.

showing off my waxing skills to janelle.

our first picture of 2011.

bethany and kimball on new years.
bruce and mom on new years.

i drove andrew and janelle to the airport on new years day.
back to chicago.

lots of time spent playing iphone games with jimmy.

warming up after a day playing outside.

saying bye to jimmy and tiffany.
back to nyc.

new years eve drinks.

this was how a lot of tiffany's time was spent-
taking care of annabelle.

christmas eve diner.

acting out the nativity on christmas eve.
annabelle was baby jesus.

sibling matching jam jams.

the grandkids on christmas morning. so sweet.

annabelle on christmas morning with her candy cane.

our family of 3 decorating gingerbread houses.

daddy liked eating the candy.

walkers meeting annabelle.

brandon with annabelle.

seeing the lights at temple square.

the whole gang minus me, taking the picture.


leslie s said...

Looks SO fun!! Annabelle is precious!!

brooklyn said...

I love Christmas!!

brooklyn said...

and annabelle is adorable!!

Tiffany Brown Olsen said...

I love this post!

Janelle said...

oh christmas. that was so fun. i love all these pics. thanks again for the wax!! (and i totally thought i already commented on this...loosing my mind)