Monday, December 26, 2011

A Very Merry Park City Christmas.

On December 24th
we headed up to Park City to meet
the family that was already there
for our annual Christmas trip.
{most of the cousins}
Us just getting there,
the kids were sooooo excited to be pool side.
We all had rooms that opened to the
pool and hot tub.
Our Christmas Eve dinner.
We spent lots of time hanging around
outside of our rooms.
Playing some game, that I am sure
they were making up the rules
as they went.
We all snacked, talked, played games and swam.
All the kids were little fish!
They never wanted out of the water.
Swimming on Christmas doesn't get better!
The girls loved having access to the fridge
that is just their size.
Getting ready to go down to the conference
room we had for our Christmas Eve
Katelyn and "Hef"
Oh the kids went crazy over
this year's outfits!
Buddy the Elf!
{every year the costume is different,
it is always fun to try and guess what it
will be, this year did not dissapoint}
Opening presents from our gift bags.
Me and the Elves
{Thanks Mom and Aunt Valyn!}
Some of the boys.
Really!!! In public!!! :)
Ellie loves going to hotels
"because they have little fridges like me"
she told me.
Enjoying a reindeer Coke in a vintage bottle.
Dashing through the snow!
On Christmas day we did a sleigh ride
from Deer Valley Resort.
All bundled up.
Really for December it wasn't that cold,
we thought we would go to Park City
for a "white Christmas"
but they didn't have snow either.
Ellie and Nanny.
{Ellie sang the whole time!}
Emery all bundled up.
Taking pics with our steed.
Candice and Sid.
Look at the horse looking at Ellie,
he must have liked her.
Christmas tree in the Stein Erikson Lodge.
They also had a real gingerbread house
they let the kids in, with a real
mini fireplace. Ellie and Eme loved it!
Emery and Sid
I need to ask for sure, but I think this is our 13th or 14th year going away for Christmas.
The trip is always over Christmas, we have gone so many fun places.
Next year I think we are doing Seattle and Canada again {my favorite trip so far}.
Jeremy left Saturday for a trip which was Christmas Eve,
so the girls and I headed up to Park City to join everyone who was already there.
We had a nice dinner, let the kids swim, went shopping at the outlets,
then got ready for the annual Christmas Eve "show" put on by my Mom and Aunt.
This year they were Buddy the Elf. It is always done to music, theatrical dancing and singing along with it. It is the highlight of the trip every year! The little kids get a kick out of it.
We had a conference room in the hotel and had TONS of food and snacks before hand.
My family is a riot so it is always good times.

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