Sunday, December 16, 2007

Blogging Vacation

Josh graduated this semester and we are so excited that he is done. DONE!! He was much smarter than I was at my graduation and decided that four hours spent at the graduation ceremony would be an incredible waste of his life. He decided to stay at home and play xbox instead. I wish I had thought of that.

The best news of all is that he has started a job at SRP, one of the main electric companies in the valley. He's excited because it's the job that he wanted and I'm excited that now he has to work 40 hrs/week too!! Finally! No more of this skipping class to sleep in, while I still have to wake-up at six!

Christmas this year was spent at Josh's parents house. His brother and their family flew out from Chicago in order to help us reinact the Christmas story:

Josh spent the majority of Christmas playing with his RC cars. The nephews loved them:

We spent New Year's at Josh's friends house, watching Transformers and trying to figure out how to transform the actual robots. Here's our pre-party picture:

And here is all the excitement that was New Years this year:

The transformers were actually pretty cool and incredibly addicting. I'm about ready to go out and buy some for myself.

After New Years we took a trip to Utah filled with fun, friends, and sledding! We hung out with our friends in Bountiful with their new (sort of) baby, and of course I forgot to take pictures. Lame.

I took Josh up to Logan in order to convince him that we need to move up there and also to see the family I had worked for all through college. I think Josh was almost convinced to move back to Utah after we went sledding down Old Main Hill:

Here is Sophie hiking up the hill (Heidi wouldn't stop long enough for a picture):

Sophie is now eight and she is a pro at sledding. She went with me the first time on the tube and we went so dang fast! USU used to have hay bales at the end of the hill to stop people from going into the street but they didn't have them this time. So instead we had to plow into Sophie's dad and knock him over in order to stop.

We had a few hours to kill before our friends in Salt Lake got off work, so we decided to head out to Antelope Island. We saw probably 50 bison and a park ranger tried to help us find a bobcat, but we never saw it.

Here's Josh, standing next to the Great Salt Lake. See how happy he is in the cold?
We love Utah.

A trip to Salt Lake always has to include a meal at Cafe Rio with friends:

Saturday was the laziest day ever and it was awesome. We stayed in pajamas until around five before getting ready to go up to Park City to a friends house for a night of pizza and the game Apples to Apples:

What a super fun month, but I will be much better at blogging in the future now. The vacation is over.


jathan & Heather said...

It was good seeing you guys... although we would have preferred not to share you with others... pero que ever :) Oh' and Jay caught the "lars chronic cough" Thanks Lars.... he's loving it. We miss you guys already. Love ya, Heath

Julia said...

And not a mention about how your own family family drove thousands and thousands of miles to visit you and laud you with attention.

*sniff, sniff* Feeling the love, babe.

Lars said...


If you want me to post pictures of the fam, you're going to have to bring the camera or remind me to bring mine. I never remember! Most of these are borrowed!

Zach and Whitney said...

Josh and Lars, I totally got your blog from Jeff and Diana. I swear everyone has a blog and its so fun. Check ours out...

Zach and Whitney Vance

The Linthorsts said...

I love that Roy made an appearance on your blog! It was fun hanging out with you guys over the break. I hope Arizona is warm enough for you :)

grandma king said...

Lars, I don't want to hear any more nonsense about you moving to that land to the North. You will break our heart