Then on Sunday Dec 21st we had Janette's party at her house with all of Ryan's side. It was a great time again eating good food, enjoying everyones company, Janette gave a great Christmas lesson and the kids got cute Christmas bags from Janette.
Tues day night we went up with Lezlee and Brad and kids, Beckie and Eric and kids, and Janette to see the lights at temple square. It was a fun time getting up their since last year we missed the lights. We had Autumn sleep over Monday to Tues night and the kids went down to Nickle Mania while Tyler was out snowboarding with his friend Chase. After the lights we all went Denny's, which had to have been the slowest and direst denny's every and I am not a germaphob but it was pretty bad, but we had a good time getting some food and talking.
Christmas Eve came so fast after that and we spent the day going skiing with the kids up to Sundance. Emery didn't quite know how to feel about the ski boots so her and I spent some time letting her have her tanturm and then getting hot chocolate and then finally we made it to the tow rope! Ryan, Tyler, Halle, and Treven went up on the mountain and had a great time even though the snow wasn't the best. Since my parents were down in Vernal we went up to Grandma and Grandpa Strong's for a Christmas Eve dinner and the kids got their Christmas Jammies from Grandma and Grandpa the highlight of the night! They missed not getting those last year when Grandma and Grandpa were on their mission.
Christmas Eve after Grandpa and Grandmas party we went home to find Santa had dropped off our Christmas eve jammies. Then it was off to bed after a little bit of rough housing. The kids were awake at 7 am with Tyer textings us about 20 heys in a row to make sure we were awake. The kids were a little excited! The opening of the presents went a little slower this year since we had the kids wait until the person before them had opened so instead of Christmas being over in 10 minutes we stretched it to 30 mins!