We were babysitting Ethan while everyone else went to see The Hobbit (since we had already seen it) and after running around for a bit he had fun watching his uncles play Smash Bros.
On Christmas Eve we had our Italian dinner:
Figuring the cooking schedule for the day!
Risotto for Aranchini
Angela was a HUGE help!! (So was Mom!! THANK YOU!)
What the boys did while we cooked
Rosemary for the foccacia
Dad didn't like the Orzo so much! :)
And after dinner?? Back to video games! Seriously, these two did this all week! It was actually pretty endearing since Ben just got back from his mission. He was definitely missed by his big brother!
Ethan opening his legos from us!
Angela gave us a 'Totally Useless Card. This card gave us 0 presents,' Haha! She's so funny!
After presents mess!
The boys played ping pong
We got to meet Kallie!! We were sad she wasn't there in person but Skype is the next best thing! :)
And we even got to see Temple Square!
p.s. My photo and editing skills have completely gone out the window this year (assuming I had any to begin with)
Things we didn't get photos of.. :(... We got to see my brother and his wife!! They made us an awesome Christmas Ham dinner!! YUM!! It was so awesome to see them! We also went to The Pie and met up with my bestie Mercede and her boyfriend there! I miss her to pieces! She was looking as beautiful as ever of course.
Things we ran out of time to do: See Madame Baigue (which I REALLY REALLY wanted to do), sledding (both time and lack of proper snow apparel kept us from this), and there were other friend who I had hoped to see as well. Alas, a week is not enough time and when you only get to spend once a year with your family, that time is precious. I love you all and I'm sorry I couldn't see you!
Next Up: Our week in Arizona!