This Christmas was a very different one for me. Since my mom moved to Utah it meant that I wasn't going to Washington for the holidays this year. Instead I stayed in good ole' Utah at my aunt Debbie's house along with my mom and sister, Kaeli.
It has been a long time since there has been little ones around Christmas morning. It was so much fun to see the excitement. Since my Debbie's house was a little crowded, I slept on the couch. So Christmas morning Taryn came out into the living room and was so excited about all the presents that Santa had brought.
She was even more excited that Santa had eaten all the cookies and milk she left for him.
Also she was amazed that Santa was so quiet and didn't wake me up when he came.
Once presents started getting open I kind of forgot to take pictures. But I did manage to get one picture of Annie with a new toy. She loved all her toys. It was so fun to watch her play with them all.
I got lots of fun things for Christmas. My favorite thing was my new purse.
(You can't really tell by this picture but the purse is purple.)
I also got a popcorn popper, a toaster oven, a very cute apron that matches my recipe cards and lots more. Those were just my favorite ones.
The day after Christmas my brother and his family came down for our family Christmas. Normally if I was in Washington we would have gone to my Grandma's for brunch on Christmas. So since we were all in Utah we carried on the Wixom family traditional brunch. Complete with the usual eggs fantastic, bacon, fruit, hashbrowns and I made yummy cinnamon rolls. It was all delicious.
When we were gathering everyone in the kitchen to start eating I walked into the living room and found Dan holding both Annie and Camden. I thought it was funny Annie and Camden are about the same size despite the fact that Annie is 8 months older than Camden.
This was Camden's first Christmas. I don't think he really knew what was going on.
But he sure enjoyed what was in that present. It went straight into the mouth.
It was a fun Christmas, different but fun. It was great so spend time with family. I just wish my sister, Laura and her family could have been there with us.
After being a week and a half overdue, Camden Clark Moody was born. He was born at 6:58 on September 8th. He was 8 lbs. 7 oz. and 21 in. long. Luckily for me Marrianne delivered at the U Hospital. So after my classes on Tuesday I went and visited them. I got to hold little Camden for a very long time. I loved it!! Here are a few pictures I took while I was there.
This last weekend my roommates and I decided to have a girls night. We went to dinner at Iggy's for dinner. It was so yummy.
After dinner we went over to the Gateway Mall and went shopping. While shopping we went to Forever 21. They have some of the strangest posed mannequins. So we decided to pose like them.
Then we went and played in the fountain. It was a lot of fun. Surprisingly we didn't get very wet.
Then the next day we headed up to Morgan and stayed the night at Torri's parent's house.
On the way there we stopped at this place (I cant remember the name) and got delicious shakes. They were so big. I couldn't finish mine.
Over the summer Courtney was at a dance camp and while she was there she won a drawing. The prize was a snuggie. She modeled it for us that night.
Since it was a nice night we decided we wanted to sleep outside. We got our snacks ready and headed out.
The sky that night was amazing. I tried to take a picture of it but its hard to take a picture like that at night without a tripod. The sky may have been cool but it brought the rain. In the middle of the night I woke up to little raindrops on my face...so we headed inside.
Then the next morning we headed up to Idaho with Torri's family to pick huckleberries. We picked huckleberries for about 2 hours. This is what our hands looked like after we were done.
In July I also went to Lava Hot Springs in Idaho with my roommate, Torri and her friend Courtney. Torri's grandma lives about 10 minutes away from Lava so we stayed at her house for the three days we were there.
The first day we were there we drove to Pocatello and went to dinner and a movie.
Courtney and Me
Then after we finished dinner we had about 2 hours to kill before our movie would start. There isn't much to do in Idaho and we ended up in Walmart. We spent the next hour wandering around Walmart taking funny pictures.
Then after that we headed over to our movie. We saw Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince. Since it was opening day we had to wait in line for about an hour.
The next day we spent at Lava. It was nice to spend the day swimming and relaxing.
The next day we just hung out at Torri's Grandma's and then headed back to Salt Lake.