January 6, 2016

Wrapping up 2015 & Hello New Year!

This is the final post from our three week vacation - I'm all caught up now! Our trip was great, but it was time to get home and get back to real life. We could also tell that Sophie was starting to get worn out. So much party is hard on such a little girl...

The day after Christmas was grandpa's birthday. We celebrated with hamburgers for lunch, Star Wars during the afternoon, hibachi grill for dinner, and then tornadoes! This was my first ever tornado warning. It was an intense storm, but I wasn't sure if I was supposed to be nervous or not. Later we found out the tornadoes were in a neighboring city about 15 miles away. 

 

On Sunday we had family dinner with all the Howes and Cindy's sister's family, who had driven down from Idaho. Dave made 6 batches of baked macaroni to feed the 22 guests we had. It was delicious!


The kids really enjoyed the candy claw that Grandpa got for Christmas. It was running pretty much non-stop for a couple days. We knew it was time to put it away when Sophie started waking up in the morning asking for chocolate. 


On Monday we went to the Perot museum with friends. My Thanksgiving Point membership is part of a museum partnership program so we were able to visit for free! Here Sophie and Dave are getting ready to try the slow motion cameras. Sophie's kick was good, but her pony tail flip was even better :)


Sophie helping grandma replenish the cookie supply. Her favorite job is to unwrap the butter sticks.


Enjoying some quiet time with daddy


On New Year's Eve we had friends come over for dinner and games. We really missed having Zara and her kids, who were home sick. Us girls are expecting again so there will be another round of little kiddos next time we get together. Bri is due in March, I'm due in March, and Christie is due in April!


The boys with their food babies :)


One last day of fun with cousin Liam before we had to go home


Returning to snowy Utah - we're home!


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