We are suffocating in Utah. The air quality in Northern Utah was the WORST in the Nation yesterday. We are breathing in shit soup people.
Never thought I'd say this, but we need a really good storm. Breathing keeps you alive so I guess I'd like to keep doing it.
Even angel Moroni can't breath, let alone blow his horn.
Hold on while I put on my oxygen mask, I'd like to finish this post before I keel over.
So it's January 11th and I haven't even finished posting about Christmas. So you'll just have to shut up and deal with it.
Christmas morning back at my mom's house...
I just love baby's faces right after they wake up!
30-year-old faces however, not so much. This is typical of my brother on EVERY Christmas morning.
We just throw his presents on top of him.
I guess my whole family doesn't do well with mornings. Case in point.
Surprisingly Lindee was quite awake even though she had to wake up extra early to have Christmas a 6 AM with her mom-in-law. Yeah, 6 AM! Here she is showing off her new apron.
(Sorry kids, she hasn't yet figured out how to wear a black bra with a black shirt)
Alyse and her new Nikon.
Logan and his new camera.
Calendars, homemade by Lindee.
My dad's cute face.
Now, the BEST part of the morning...Justine, I KNOW your family can appreciate this.
Picking my dad's never ending blackhead.
Even Logan got in on the action. Seriously, we love when it's blackhead popping time. My dad has had this blackhead in the middle of his back for years now and it is the deepest thing I have ever seen. We can stick a needle all the way down in it and he can't feel a thing.
It's a family event when we get to whip out the blackhead, it's so exciting & disgusting to see how much crap we can get out of it. We are sick, twisted people my family.
But we're okay with that.
I can't believe I'm doing this, but yes, I really am posting a picture of my dad's blackhead on the internet for the whole world to enjoy. At least this is in its early stage where barely anything has surfaced.
You're welcome dad!
So after we spent Christmas morning with my fam, we visited the much more normal side of our family, Al's side.
We arrived to find our stockings filled with all sorts of goodies.
(I was taking a picture of the stockings, not Al's butt, that was just an extra bonus.)
Oh my sweet little Albert was so excited to see that Santa left him a bottle of Highland Park. This is what Christmas is all about, to see the childrens' bright happy faces!
Now, if anyone has forgotten, our Christmas present from Al's parents was the best present ever, Hawaii! Hard to top that one.
The best part of our Christmas at the in-law's was watching the kids open their presents. Ava was adorable. Each time she opened a gift she made sure that someone took a picture of it. Each and every gift.
She was more into the unwrapping part, then the presents themselves. She'd open one and quickly dive into the next one.
See? I wasn't kidding. She opened all of my presents for me.
Colin and Jaxon made a haul!
Here's Clay sipping the yummy Sangria Cris made. I wish I had a picture of all the food too. The plan was to just have a few appetizers, but I've learned by now that Cris's "few" is most peoples "ton". So we had tons of food!
The plan was that each daughter in law was to bring an appetizer that we learned in the cooking classes we all have been taking from Marguerite; however one of us totally blew it. What a loser, what kind of inconsiderate idiot would show up to Christmas without her assigned appetizer?
Oops. I was planning on making this amazing Tiramisu that we learned in one of our cooking classes but for some reason I didn't realize that ALL grocery stores are closed on Christmas day. Who knew?
I felt so bad, I called Cris and told her what an idiot I was and of course she said she had plenty of food so not to worry about it. I then offered to bring champagne but of course she had that too so I showed up empty handed.
I totally suck. Sorry Cris. And everybody. I owe you all Tiramisu.
So Terry, Al's dad, was on call Christmas day so he wasn't able to show up until later (he's a vet) and as I was trying to get a picture of him helping Colin, Ava jumps up and yells "Take a picture of me!"
So of course I did. She's such a cheesball!
And I'd have to say the highlight of Christmas at the in-laws was watching Brandon try to get one of Ava's babies out of its package.
He thought he had it done until he turned the doll over to find a wire sticking out of its butt.
And I'm sure you can guess the jokes that were made at that poor doll's (and Brandon's) expense.
So there you go, that's the last you'll hear from me about Christmas I promise!
Well, until next year at least.
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