Wednesday, January 30, 2008

President Gordon B. Hinckley by Rachel

Rachel drew this picture while we discussed our dear prophet's passing Sunday evening. I was completely unaware of what she was doing until we were done. His death obviously touched her and has affected all of us. I will miss his witty sense of humor and wise words and I know he is in a much better place with many loved ones. -Elaine

Canyons Ski Trip

Last weekend the Priests and Teachers in our ward got to go Skiing at the Canyons in Park City. Chris and Scott went and had a blast. Although Brother McLeod and the Creer boys tried to kill us by leading us down double black diamond stuff about as steep as this picture, we managed to have a great time and survive the whole trip anyway! The Canyons is an amazing resort where you can ski forever before having to get back on a lift. We got cheapie tickets by going to see a Ski movie in Vegas last October and stayed at Bishop Creer's in-laws so it was a great deal too. -Chris

Sunday, January 27, 2008

Girls Night Out with Miley Cyrus

We went to a Hannah Montana concert! Aubrey, Alli and I made posters for the concert, but they didn't let us bring them in ,so they sent the posters to Miley Cyrus. The crowd was so loud we could hardly hear at the end. Hannah Montana told us to stand up so we did. We started to dance because she told us to too. We had a great time and loved it. So long for now! Posted by Rachel Albright

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Christmas Gifts

These were the kids' favorite Christmas gifts. Yes, Dallin did get a pair of roller blades. We are praying he doesn't hug any light poles anytime soon. Scott is loving his skis and can't wait to use them again and again. Allison loves her iPod and listens to it while she does her homework. Rachel finally has a twin! Ethan got a bike for his birthday, but can't quite figure out how it works so Santa got him one we can help him push.
We spent Christmas Eve with the family and love this tradition of seeing our extended family grow bigger and bigger.
Allison woke up at 4:00 a.m. Christmas morning and proceeded to wake each of the other kids, except Ethan, until all were enjoying their loot. Luckily, Ethan was in bed with Chris and I and we didn't wake up until 6:00 a.m. After opening gifts, I went back to bed until noon when Mom and Dad came to visit. I was so tired!
We ended the day with our traditional candle-lit dinner complete with china and crystal that hardly ever gets used except for special occasions like this. Does anyone remember Bertha's? It's the place where I ordered my china for my wedding way back when. I wonder if the place still exists.
All in all, it was a wonderful Christmas to remember!