Christmas 2012 was a relaxed one at home for us this year. We were just fine with that!
While my parents were out for Thanksgiving, they helped us put up our tree. Went with the Utah theme this year and am pretty pleased with it :)
We are so blessed and really don't need anything as far as gifts so we had a good time putting together gifts for an elementary school child in need, a soldier overseas, and our favorite missionary in Alabama.
Norris exhausted himself tearing through my wrapping paper and eventually Elder Allan's entire Christmas package...most of it was salvaged. Jack was just there for the show.
We of course had to get our annual picture with Santa with the babies!
I had to work Christmas Eve so I had Ryan take this picture before he went to bed. The new snow and his excellent lighting set the perfect scene!
Norris and Baby with their new beds (which we had to return because they weren't big enough) and Jack with a new toy
Later in the day we were all able to video chat with Tyler in Alabama. Thank goodness for technology! You can see we have 4 different homes across the country all logged in together to chat!
Before my parents left in November, we had them help us with our family Christmas picture. As you can see, it's usually a circus :)
Ryan and I met the day before my 21st birthday and were married in the Salt Lake Temple 6 months later on May 7, 2005. We have three furry babies that make us so very happy! Norris is a mischevious Airedale terrier, Baby is our "gentle giant" English Mastiff, and Jack is our pumpkin kitty and our newest addition to the family. We moved to Lansing, Michigan in 2007 where Ryan was attending Law School at Michigan State University. He since has had a change of heart and is on the hunt for something new. I am an Emergency Room nurse here in Lansing and am lucky to LOVE my job! We are really enjoying our time here and totally recommend moving away from your comfort zone if you get the chance. Thanks for checking our blog!