Tonight for family night we decided to go to dinner at The Spaghetti Factory, and to Temple Square to see the lights. We went with Emma's favorite little cousins Brock and India. It wasn't too cold which was nice. The lights were beautiful and it was just so nice to be there during this season. The Temple is always so breathtaking at night, and it reminds me of my wedding.
I am so happy and sad at the same time that Christmas is over. It has been crazy the last couple of weeks. I kept forgetting important things, some might of thought I was pregnant..... but I am not, no worries. Josh, Emma and I had a great Christmas. We were able to have Emma all of Christmas Eve, and then we got her the 26th morning, because I had to work Christmas night. It was kind of nice to have her the day after Christmas because then she didn't get so overwhelmed with so may presents at once. Christmas Eve was spent at the Larsen home eating soup and playing bingo, Christmas day was at the Jackson household eating, playing in the snow, and just enjoying the family. It is sad to see the season go but I am excited to see what next year brings, hopefully a new edition.
Well this is me and Josh's first year to have a Christmas tree, because last year we were in an apartment. There was not much room for anything. We are very proud of our tree. We spent about two hours at Tai Pan trying to figure out what colors to do. Josh was a good sport. We had a wonderful Thanksgiving at Josh's parents house. The food was delicious, and of course I ate too much. We also went up to my Dad's cabin in Bear Lake with Dustin, Mel, and the twins to cut down Christmas trees. It was pretty nice because there was no snow. Emma was not really a fan, I think she might have just been a little cold. We are so Thankful for our families and all the time we get to spend with them!
Well life around here has been prettty busy. The last thing we need to do in our home is paint, and I am not looking forward to it. I think I will be doing this one by myself. We had a great Halloween, we carved pumkins, went to a pumkin patch with the twins, and took Emma trick-or-treating. She is a typical little girl who was scared of everthing. Its starting to get really cold here in Utah and I am so not excited. I wish we could go back to the lovely warm weather of Arizona. But I guess thats the price you pay when you live in Utah. Josh has been flying a lot of nights which is not so much fun, but he is flying tons which is great for him. He loves his squadron and is happy to be part of the Black Widows. We also managed to make it to Grandma Jacksons 96rh birthday this month. She is so special and we are all so lucky to have her with us.
Josh and I took went to Newport Beach with my family. We were so excited that we were able to take Emma with us. She loved every minute of our trip. We went to Disneyland and we played on the beach. Emma loved all of it, she can't quit talking about our experience. It was so nice to have Dustin, Melanie and the twins, and also Dad and Evelyn all with us. We all had a great time. Here are some pictures from our adventure.