Monday, January 2, 2012

A Dallas Christmas

We're still basking in the afterglow of a wonderful 10-day trip to visit the Lansfords in Dallas. We are blessed to see them often but it's always a blast to return to Cole's hometown and reconnect with the friends and places we love so much.

My pictures don't do the trip justice as I stopped snapping pictures after Christmas morning but lets just say we had more than our fair share of shopping, sports and FOOD, FOOD, FOOD!

We had a Christmas Eve baking day where Rylie led us through making nearly 70 cupcakes, dipped pretzels, cookies and the prime ribb (ok, we just watched that one). But we had a great time.

Crew helps with the icing

Tony and Gail make a salt bath for the prime rib

The Lansford's LDS ward met at 8:30 am on Christmas morning so we postponed breakfast and Santa a few hours. We enjoyed the meeting and took the opportunity to snap this picture afterwards.

Once everyone was back in their new jammies, we commence the gift giving. Crew's reaction to his gift from Santa was exactly what we hoped. I was worried he might not really understand how to play with the bike but as you can see, the only thing better than the bike was a figurine of Jesus on the side table. Thank you, Nursery!

Merry Christmas!


Brett and Linnae said...

I love the video of Crew on Christmas morning- so cute! Glad you guys had so much fun in Texas- too bad we weren't able to cross paths this trip- hopefully next time! Happy New Year!

Katie said...

How perfect is that video and Crew's reaction. LOVE him!

Nicole and Scott said...

Thank you for the video...I miss his darling face...glad you had such a great time!

Heather said...

That was a cute reaction to his bike! He is darling! He is getting so big!

Glad you guys got to go to Dallas for Christmas!