Saturday, December 25, 2010

Christmas Festivities

The Christmas fun began as soon as all the Butlers/Wilfords (Kevin, Julie, Andrea, Amy and Sterling) arrived in town.  That evening we all went to the BYU basketball game together.  It was a lot of fun and BYU A LOT
On Christmas Eve we all went to Grandma Allen's house for dinner and a Christmas program.  Lily played Mary in the Nativity scene and Claire was the angel.  Lily really got into her part and treated it with reverence.  Claire, on the other hand, was so busy she didn't stick around for the Nativity scene at all.

I don't have any pictures of us opening presents on Christmas.  I think Jeff only took video.  It was great though.  Claire got a little castle slide and Lily got a Barbie house with some Disney princess dolls.  After all the presents were opened we all sat down to a GIANT breakfast of cinnamon rolls, omletes, fruit, juice, egg nog and yogurt parfaits. YUM!!!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Visiting the Lights at Temple Square

While we're living in Utah, we really try to take advantage of the lights at Temple Square.  They are so great and we're going to miss them when we move.  Here are a few beautiful shots of the Salt Lake Temple.

Lily loved seeing all of the different Nativities.  I loved that our visit was short and sweet and that it wasn't freezing cold outside.

Monday, December 20, 2010

BIG Snow Storm

We woke up this morning to about 1.5 feet of snow.  Of course we had to go outside and play in it.  It also required that Jeff and Lily each ope a Christmas present early (gloves and mittens) so they could have a more enjoyable time.  We had a lot of fun, but after a while Claire got tired of not being able to walk around and being really cold so I went inside with her.

Together we made a HUGE snowman - 4 large snowballs totaling like 8 feet - and a snow castle.