life lately.

some pics of our life lately.
 this week, we hosted honey and uncle jack, went to the beach and disneyland, and frisbee golfed.  cora got carsick on our way to a park and i spent all of saturday detailing my car!  

 and then this afternoon john played make-believe that he was in disneyland with the girls.  this is them riding on space mountain.  all the heart eyes for that man.  


ski day!

this christmas season felt a little bit different than most others.  in all our 6 years of marriage, i have done a pretty decent job getting john a few good presents.  (like the banjitar two years ago... that was pretty good.)  

but this year... i worked SO HARD to get john and NES classic.  i woke up 6(?)ish times bright and early and went to the stores hoping that the line wouldn't be too long and i could hopefully snag one... but to no avail.  so under the tree was a board game, (which is an awesome board game, albeit creepy, if you're in the market ;) and an envelope that said, "let's go skiing!"  FAIL. i know.  

in my defense, john's birthday is only five days before christmas, and he got band of horses tickets for his birthday.  aka. WIN.

so, despite my lack of being prepared christmas morning and having an awesome gift for john to open, we had an amazing day of skiing.  it has more or less confirmed my suspicions that EVENTS make way better presents than THINGS.  


a utah christmas

before the holidays, i felt like a nutcase.  or a circus performer.  or something.  between church, school, work, friends, and family engagements, we felt spread pretty thin.  some things i brought upon myself (ie. christmas cards... let's face it, i could have bagged that this year?) and other things were out of our control (ie. visiting and home teaching?  i mean honestly, we can't skip out on that in december!).  everything was 60mph until we arrived in utah.  it was such a relief to not "have to" do anything there (okay, still some things).  it was a true vacation.

cora is loving pop pop these days.  and we went sledding, and played hours upon hours of games!  aj and my dad went skiing with us (more on that later...) and we even got my parents to play some games with us... (backwards charades and betrayal at the house on the hill) which, let me tell you, is an enormous feat.  i was proud of them.  

 elf pj's for the win!