Every year since our kids were little, we read the Polar Express on Christmas Eve. This year we decided to make it come alive. We dress the kids all up in their PJ's ... and with their cousins ... we boarded the Polar Express. The kids loved it. We sang carols with the Elves, had our tickets punched by the conductor, drank hot chocolate, and arrived at the North Pole safe and sound. Santa and Mrs Claus came and talked to each of the kids and of course gave them their very own Christmas bell. Nana and Papa got the biggest cheers as they competed against other grandparents. Even Tavin got in the Christmas spirit and started dancing in the aisles. (Not to mention ... the Elves were thinking Tavin looked pretty good that night! Haha) Riding the Polar Express was the perfect way to usher in the Christmas Season!
Monday, November 19, 2007
Our nephew Carter was getting baptized so we used this as a chance to have a mini reunion. Mom and Dad were driving down from Canada so they made a detour and picked up Kassie from school. Our family, along with the Steingraber's, drove up to Utah and met up with everyone at Missy's house. That same week, Spencer had his wisdom teeth taken out so he "moved in" to Missy's house as well so he could have some company as he recovered. (He is living in Provo going to BYU.) It was a great break from the tasks of everyday life and so much fun to be all back together.
While we were there ... we couldn't pass up the opportunity to go to Temple Square. One of our favorite places to visit by far. We spent hours just walking around and taking pictures. If you can imagine having all the cousins together ... it was a little crazy at times but that is what family is all about. The craziness and the memories!