Wednesday, December 31, 2008

New Year's Eve

Elle loves her cousin Aidan.

Another beautiful sunny day brought the little kids outside to play

while the big kids took another hike

We all went out for a nice New Year's Eve dinner

What could be better than a crazy game of charades to top off the evening?!

Happy New Year, everyone! We wish for peace in the world and happiness for each of you.

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

We go to see the "big hole in the ground"

which is what Aidan has been calling the Grand Canyon ever since he found out we would be taking this trip. It was a gorgeous day for a drive and for experiencing the beauty of this majestic landscape.

The kids (big and small) could not resist a snowball fight.

Aidan found a snowman someone had left behind.

Sarah and Miles

Sarah and Elle

Susan, Aidan and Ally

Bonnie and David

Aidan and Uncle Dave are fascinated by the view.

"Grand Canyon? Who cares! I'd rather play in the snow!"

Aunt Bonnie and Aunt Sarah with Ally and Aidan (Elle was snoozing and missed the photo op)

It was a long day but one to remember.

Monday, December 29, 2008

Sunny Sedona

Susan, Ally and I spent part of the day downtown enjoying the sunshine, the shops and some lunch while everyone else went on a hike.

Ally loved strolling around.

Meanwhile Elle had fun on her daddy's back for a hike in the hills.

Sarah, Elle, Miles, Bonnie, Aidan and David

We did it!!

Elle trades out and rides on Uncle Dave's back for awhile.

Grandpa Rich and Aidan check out the hot tub on the back deck at the house.

We have lots of space to soak up the sun.

The front of the house

Aidan, Bonnie and Sarah take a soak. We are not sure why the hot tub was full of soap bubbles!