Saturday, December 27, 2008

Christmas Cheer

Josh and I came to California for Christmas and are so happy to be here! We love being with my family, especially for the holidays. We decided to have our Christmas before we left for my parents. Josh was so cute and surprised me with some awesome gifts!

He got me two of my favorite movies of all time, "Three Men and a Baby" and "Sleeping Beauty." I am so excited to own these now!!!

Joshy Pants got a Wii Fit

This was my big surprise, Josh got me a new digital SLR camera and photography lessons. I can't wait to learn how to use my new camera and finally take some good quality pictures!

We also went to Temple Square to see the lights with our friends before we left.
The boys enjoyed a romantic moment together.

The first night we were in CA was Christmas Eve. We went right over to my Aunt's house for dinner with the whole family.

We played a gift exchange game which was really fun. Everyone got really creative with the gifts they brought. Our family brought everything from ice skating lessons, DVDs and breakfast baskets, to gift cards and headbands.

My sweet Aunt Cynthia made us all the greatest gifts. She put a book together for each of us with thoughts, memories, and photos of our cousin Trevor. Trevor passed away two years ago this coming January, of a very rare cancer. He was fifteen years old.

I LOVE this lady. This is my Grandma Rita. Isn't she cute?

After the party we went back to my parents house and watched "Christmas Vacation."

Christmas day was so fun! We started out opening stocking and presents.

The boys got remote helicopters,

twelve string guitars and amps,

an airport express,

and computers.

Joshy boy got me an Iphone, which I am so excited about! I have been using the same crappy phone for the past several years so I am thrilled.

Christmas night my Grandma Judy and her boyfriend Bob came over for din din. After dinner we made all sorts of cookies.

Bob, me, Josh, Grandma, Linds, Mari, Luke, and Chris.

The boys and their creations.

The final products:

We had the best Christmas. It has been amazing to spend several days with my family. Josh and I miss them so much throughout the year. They are much fun and we adore each of them. We are so grateful for this time of year and the chance we get to reflect on the birth and life of our Savior. We are grateful for his example and the sacrifice he made on our behalf. We hope you all had an enjoyable time with you families and loved ones on this very special day.


CASEY & NICOLE said...

YAY!! you got a new phone!! haha, looks like you had an amazing time! can't wait to see you!

Jessica and Jason said...

Wii Fit is so fun! We played it at Jason's uncle's house and had a blast. I think we'll have to get one soon...

Tim & Chelsea Grubbs said...

Oh iPhones are so fun!! And where did you get photography lessons? You and your family are so cute! And your hair looks darling! Did you have extensions or did you cut it off?!

Tiffany Snow said...

SPOILED!!! You are so cute!!!!

Adam & Samantha said...

oh how fun! im glad you got to be with your family and enjoy christmas! the traditions and magic of the season never goes away, even as we get older. merry christmas!

ps. . the wii fit is the best game ever! im sore every day working out with that thing!

Paul and Suzy said...

The Spiker family Christmas looks like so much fun! Its so nice to be with family! Merry Christmas!

Brooke and Matt said...

Looks like fun! Your family is so cute. I got Matt a fancy schmancy camera too, so you should give him some tips after your class (he should probably take one too.) Lets get together after we all get back from Christmas vacation (maybe plan a trip? Vegas? or something..) Love you guys!!

Spiker said...

I love the 'No on prop 8' moment Josh and his friends are having. Very sweet! I love all the photos but especially Chris's deer in the headlights one. You are all so cute and I am glad you came home for Christmas too!~ Mom

Alison said...

Hope you guys had a merry Christmas! I couldn't believe how cold it was in California while we were there! And I was hoping to go to the beach! Brrr!

Hailey Happens said...

yeah for the Iphone! Nice Job Josh!