Thursday, January 3, 2008

Happy New Year!

We've been thoroughly enjoying our marathon vacation. As I mentioned in my previous blog, Christmas with Ryan's family was lovely. Then we drove to Arizona and to Mexico, where we relished spending more time with family. Grandpa and Grandma provided yet another fantastic Mexico family reunion for us. It couldn't have turned out any better, so thank you everyone!

This is us at Mary's house the day after Christmas. Check out our new watches!

Our paradise vacation compound, complete with lots of private rooms and bathrooms for everyone.

I think the window seat was the unanimous favorite place to sit. Who wouldn't love it with a view like that!?

Look at these cuties--my two sisters.

Corey and Sally were wonderful hosts, letting us stay with them even after they'd had company for many, many days!

One day we were at the beach, and 10 hours of driving and one night of rest later, we were on the slopes for my first ski adventure since I was probably seven years old! Ryan, my excellent instructor, took me up to Sundance for an afternoon ski. I snowplowed a whole lot and eventually perfected (well, maybe not perfected...) my turns. There were only a couple of times when I told Ryan he'd have to figure out how to get me down that mountain on his own.... j/k.

Thanks, Launa, for letting me use your beautiful new ski suit. I was the best dressed (and least skilled) skier on those slopes!


  1. Are you guys home now? We need to get together and do something fun. :) Sounds like you had a fun break!

  2. I can't believe you went skiing! I didn't even know! Good job.

    THat house we stayed in in Mexico was beautiful, wasn't it. It was heaven.

    I'm glad you're gracing your presence at MY house now! I love you!

  3. Wow, sure happy you could vacation in Utah, Arizona, & Mexico! What a fun time. XOX

  4. Hey!!! Was is your birthday yesterday?!?! I thought I saw it on the RS newsletter. If so, Happy Birthday! If not, sorry, I must've been hallucinating!

  5. Since when did I become more of a poser than Rachel?! Ha, ha!

    I'm SO jealous of your ski adventure! One of these years...

  6. Sounds & looks like you had a very fun vacation. I'm jealous.

    Has anyone ever told you that Ryan looks like that guy on "To Catch a Thief"? Well, he does. :)