Monday, December 29, 2008


Well things here have finally started to slow down, giving me time to update a bit! We have had such a great Holiday and are so thankful to have Family and Friends to spend it with.

[Christmas Eve]

We had my family staying with us and we wanted to do something fun today that would really get us in the we went Ice Skating! It was so much fun! I was a little hesitant thinking that we are going down to Provo so it is going to be packed! Well it really wasn't too bad. We got the whole family out on skates, even Tatum!! He could not get enough of the ice...we started him with his regular shoes on and when that wasn't enough we moved on to the ice skates. It was so cute! We really got into the spirit of the season!

We left the skating rink and were heading to the Larsen Christmas Party when Eric gets a call and its a guy that wants to buy his car. So we rush home to meet him and end up selling the car! It turns out that this guy bought it as a Christmas present for his 16 year old son...nice gift!

They had fun playing with the money!

Eric and Tatum went up to Alpine to visit that side of the Family and I stayed home to be with my Family and finish some last minute wrapping. We ended the night watching a video about Christ and Tatum and Noah opening their Christmas jammies!

[Christmas Day]

We woke up and were so excited for Tatum to see what Santa brought him. Well Tatum got a little shy and didn't want to go see the goods. We finally swayed him and all he wanted to play with was his new train set. He could care less about the other million toys he got!

After breakfast we went up to Eric's parents house and trudged through the snow barely making it up to Alpine in our little Honda Civic! I could not believe how much snow there was! After opening some presents and visiting {and of course after Stephanie announces her pregnancy!!!} we head back home for dinner and presents with my Family! It was probably 5 before we opened our presents! We are all so spoiled...Eric got p90x, a weight set and a new phone, my Mom got Tiffany's jewelry, my Sister got a Wii, my Dad got a Mac book and Tatum got an art desk and drum set! Tatum had so many gifts that he got tired of opening them and saved a few for the next day!

I just need to say that I have the best Husband EVER! About a week before Christmas he would start to tell me that he didn't know what to get me for Christmas and that I wasn't going to have a very good Christmas. He even apologized for not getting me enough. Well come Christmas day he gives me one little box with a note in it. It said "This isn't your gift silly, go look in the garage". My heart sank thinking there was no possible way he got me a car! Don't worry, he didn't....but it sure was the next best thing! On the car was a wrapped box and a note. This one said "I know its not a car, but you're still SPOILED...I love you though and thats why I spoil you!" I opened the box and found a Nikon D60!!
I am so spoiled! I love my new camera. He gave me a beginners guide to photography, that has really taught me a lot so far. I can already see such a difference in my pictures!


{ Marianne } said...

Congrats on your camera! I so need to get a book or something. I haven't done a good job on trying to expand my know-how with it. Maybe after things settle down from baby #2.

Shannon Abbott said...

Nice camera! I can't wait to see some of the pictures you take with it! I think I would break it if I ever got one. I have no idea how to use the one I have. I glad your Christmas was so much fun!

v a n e s s a said...

What a fun Christmas! and AWESOME camera! Do you like the Nikon D60 better than the Canon?

..[eLySe].. said...

Vanessa, I really don't notice a big difference between the two. Eric researched them for weeks and decided on the Nikon. I think Nikon focuses more on color and Canon focuses more on sharpness...thats pretty much the only difference!

The Burgeners said...

Merry Christmas...I really need to get your address so that I can send you a belated Christmas card. It sounds like it was great. Your little boy is so cute and hopefully we will get a chance to hook up sometime soon. Take Care


Tatum is going to start having "Jam Sessions" now too!

Carrie Bischoff said...

Yay, you got your camera! You should take that class with me, it's not for very long, and it's fairly inexpensive.
I heard that Nikon camera's are better for taking pictures of people, and that Canon is better for everything else.

Carrie Bischoff said...

The class doesn't start until March. I was going to take both the darkroom (which starts in Janurary) and digital section, but the advisor said that since my camera is digital, that I just need to take the digital portion. Here's the info on it:
(I am taking the introduction evening course on wednesdays)

Let me know if you wanna take it with me, I think that it would be way fun to go with someone that I know!