Sunday, January 30, 2011

My new camera

For Christmas, I got a cool Canon SLR camera.  I am still not an expert at it, but I am slowly getting a little bit better.  Today, after Stake Conference, we took the camera on an outing to see if I could get it to do the things I wanted it to.  Here are the results:

I am especially proud of the last couple. . . there were many more, but I will spare all the details!

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Christmas 2010

We had a fantastic Christmas break!  We were both able to take off a couple of weeks, which was great.  We went to Idaho Falls and hung out with our family.  Taylor and Katie were there with their kids, and we had a Thanksgiving-Christmas dinner with them (because we all ditched out on Thanksgiving), and then did the musical soiree with them, which was a lot of fun.  The best part was that during the "Christmas pageant" I did not have to play the part of Mary!  It has been passed down to the next generation!

Casey had a basketball game (which was awesome, by the way!), and then Taylor and Katie left and we headed to the cabin.
We took a fabulous snowmobiling ride, then cut down a Christmas tree, and then decorated it.

Dad make Sukiyaki.

We got new Christmas pajamas.

We opened our Christmas presents and got a Blendtec blender, which is very cool!  Chris has enjoyed all the Will It Blend snippets on YouTube, and is now very tempted to try and blend a rake handle, or an iPod.

We were sick the day after Christmas, but on the next day, went on a snowmobile ride to Mesa Falls, which was beautiful.  We even saw some moose on our way!

We got to see a lot of good movies while we were home: Tangled, True Grit (our favorite!), The Tourist, and an edited Touching the Void.

It was a FANTASTIC break!  Thanks, Mom and Dad, for the great time!  We love you!