Chad looks forward to being at Jazz games. He likes to invite each of the children to attend with him. Lately, they've been a little less enthusiastic about going. I think it might be twofold. 1. The Jazz haven't had a really good season for a while. 2. The bloom is off the rose a bit. Been there, done that. But Chad manages to bribe them with the promise of a treat if they go. And occasionally he'll invite Amber, and she loves the games.
Christmas morning! Santa treated us good this year. Grandma and Grandpa Miller sent money for us to use at our discretion. My favorite gifts were the U.S. flag (I've wanted one for years!) and a new teal purse. Pretty! Chad got an RSL jacket (he loved it!), RSL shirt and hat. Colin got a bow and arrow set, hair products, and cologne. Micah got an RC car, hexspider (which batteries stopped working like the next day), and...I can't think of a third thing he got! But he did get other things. Ella got pjs, Littlest Pet Shops, and a watch. Mira got pjs, Ever After High Apple White and Hunter, and a watch (which broke a few days later.) Matthew got his mini trampoline (lots of fun has been had there!), Avengers figures (Iron Man, Hulk, Spiderman, Captain America), and big brick-like cardboard blocks.
What else happened Christmas day? Some of this:
About a week after Christmas we took the kids sledding near Fox Hollow. I was impressed with how great Matthew did on the hills. Mira tried to go over some jumps. Colin tried out the snowshoes I got for Christmas. (Cool story on those snowshoes. They are a really nice pair, and I got them for free off a yard sale page. Yahoo!)
Our children had been asking if the cousins could come spend New Year's Eve with us. Doug and Rachel decided they'd all come down! So they spent the night. We had lots of yummy food. We celebrated Theron's 13th birthday, and played all sorts of things at the church's gym. Grant showed us his mad Frisbee-throwing skills. Colin and I are still wondering if we can learn to slap the Frisbee against the floor as he does. Paige practiced her volleyball skills with us. Theron and Ella built themselves a little fort with chairs and then played and sang together. The younger kids all put on a little show on the stage for the older folks. We love that they came to do that with us!