Sunday, January 07, 2007

Christmas time, oh Christmas time

Our favorite time of the year! This was the first year that Kaya really looked forward to Santa. We didn't realize how lucky we were that she likes Santa. We had a party and had a "drop-in" from Santa and all the other kids her age ran to their dads and moms...scared to death. Even a free candycane couldn't pursuade them to go sit on his knee.

Snow came with fun mini snowmen and snow angels..."Kaya size", as we call them.

Kaya really likes the snow, except when she gets hit in the head with a snowball (we have really good snowball fights in the back yard, and sometimes Uncle Ryan missfires) or trips and put her hands in the snow. When she's warm she smiles and when she's cold, she screams. It's as simple as that.

After making snow angels we would come in the house and sit by the warm fire.

Christmas in Colorado was especially fun. We were missing Tasha's sister Heidi because she's still in cooooooold Wisconsin serving a mission.

While there we got really sore cross-country skiing. I knew I was out of shape, but didn't know I was that off track! Maybe it was more strenuous pulling our heavy-weight 22 lb daughter behind me on a slick sled, or the high altitude...

whatever the cause, I could barely walk the next couple days.My saving grace was being able to lay down on the couch and listen to Kaya play beautiful music on her new harmonica. Even dog ears liked it. Their dog, Dakota, almost howled he liked it so much.

Kaya's favorite gift was her new pink outfit, including her pink cowgirl boots. More than the gifts, we just enjoyed relaxing. There are so many things to do down in Durango, and we just scratch the surface when we go down there. I'm amazed at all the deer they have in the orchard right behind their house. One night, we counted over 15 deer...about 6 big bucks too.

Every year we have a tradition of attending the Bethlehem Night at the Sorensen house. It is an awesome event that creates the environment of a mini Bethlehem...and what Christmas is really all about. We hope you all had a great Christmas!


Pablo said...

The snow angels probably the cutest picture ever.

jules said...

Hey, sounds like you had a great vacation. I can't believe how much your family has changed!! I still remember your dad putting something, I think nylons, over his head on halloween to scare the kids when they came to your door up in Cascade!! Great memories!! Tasha, thanks for being such a great friend to me over the years!! Friends like you are truely a great blessing!! Julie (Preboski) Bryan