we snuck in a super quick trip to utah to celebrate christmas with chris' family. i think we were there a total of 24 hours, but we sure made every minute count. we had a delicious dinner at shelly and nates beautiful house which we didn't contribute to, but sure enjoyed;) after sharing gifts, the kids did a candybar exchange... they couldn't have been more delighted. following a restful night spent at nana and pa's house, we enjoyed a relaxing day of kicking back and some special service to get in the spirit of giving. every time i get together with these amazing people, i realize how much i miss them and love them. this past year has made me hold close moments like this and really take it all in. it's hard not to get overly sentimental, but looking at our loved ones faces and thinking of what genuinely fantastic people they are brings me so much joy!
sara . jeanne . shelly . leslie
nate . conrad . chris . jon