Monday, December 22, 2008

A Great Holiday Weekend

Bryant and Khloe walking to the car after the Nutcacker, Sunday night.

Last week was filled with several holiday get togethers and celebrations. We started off on Wednesday with my Bible study party at our friend, Heidi's house. We had a great evening with a secret santa gift exchange and a heated game of Battle of the Sexes. Thursday we went to Trev and Amy's for our dinner group Christmas party. We enjoyed Trevor's luge-like sledding hill topped off with home made clam chowder and Koo Koo bread. Friday I had my work Christmas gift exchange (all of the ladies from work), and last but certainly not least, Saturday my parents arrived, but not without challenges.

We all headed out to the airport Saturday morning, knowing my parents were in the air and heading into Aspen from Salt Lake. Despite our high hopes, their plane was diverted to Grand Junction and they had to ride a charter bus 3 hours into town. Although this wasn't the ideal scenario, Trev, Amy, the kids and I were all able to head into town, eat ribs at Hickory House and finish up most of our Christmas shopping. By the time we were finished, it was 3:30 and time to pick up mom and dad.

Saturday night was the annual Regan Construction Christmas party/Insanely inappropriate white elephant gift exchange. As usual, it didn't disappoint. Mark ordered in 200 oysters from Washington State (yes!) and the food was amazing. It was a really fun time. Bryant came home with a talking toilet paper roll holder (recordable), and I was the winner of a large black "Pimp" goblet.

Sunday we went to church and then headed to Snowmass for a day of family skiing. It was so nice to get out again. The clouds parted and we enjoyed an awesome day of blue sky, toasty Colorado skiing. It was great! To top off the holiday weekend, the whole family went to the Aspen Santa Fe Nutcracker. It was great as usual. Tait was even thoroughly entertained by the dancing.

My parents are here until Friday and we have a week full of fun activities and relaxation.

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