Sunday, December 21, 2008

Family Vacation

(the view from Ben and Jessica's living-room windows)

Here are some pics from our UT/Vegas trip this year. We had such a fun time visiting friends and family. We stayed with Ben and Jesse and had a blast. I love their boys, it was so much fun getting to know them more. Thyssen clobbered Mag every chance he got and gave him a new nick-name of "nus" (noose) because he can't say Magnus. He followed him around the house yelling, "Nus!! Nuss!" Belen went back and forth between Uly and Gar as to who she paid more attention to. She loved having 2 boys to play with all week. We also visited Skippy's sister, Kelly, and her family. Her boys are so sweet to Belen and her youngest, Garrett, 2, was so cute and always asking for soda.
So, the weather: At first, the cold was very shocking, but after the 2nd day, I was completely use to it. I really didn't expect that. It snowed for us the last few days and we extended our trip because of it. Belen loved the snow, Thyssen HATED it. On our way home, it snowed in Vegas and so we extended our trip one more day there too. We stayed with Jill and Don and finally got Hannah to smile and giggle at me after 3 days. Her nick-name for SKippy was Doopy. Love it! Here are all the pics.
Taking a break at the Vegas Outlet Mall
At the park by Jill's The Breakfast Club Belen and Thy's first snow-trip Bundled Mag Thyssen and I feel the same way about being in the snow. Belen and Uly got the "all-you-can-eat" snow-deal. Liberty Park Temple Square Right before this pic, I asked B and U to hug... (awkward!!)
Visiting the Wixoms: Here's Garrett- and then Aunt Kelly and Belen.
I didn't get a pick of TJ and Alec.

We ate at two places Skippy found on his fav. show-"Diners Drive-Ins and Dives"
Lone Star Taqueria, and Moochies



T hanks to the Vegas Vuongs and the UT Stiers and Wixoms for showing us a good time!!
We love you guys!




8 comments:

Andréa Morrow said...

AZ is the next place to be..right!?! Ok, then see you in a few months! :)

Trena said...

How fun! I love family road trips. I'm glad you are back though!

Valentina said...

Did Skippy like the Lone Star and Moochies? Would he recommend them?

Kara said...

I love your pics Katie. With kids like those in them, they always turn out great. My fav is of Belen eating the snow and looking disgusted. Thank goodness for warm California.

Susanna Landon said...

Cute pics and it looks like you had fun. No stopping in St George, though? Maybe next time. You are always welcome!

AMIT said...

I just like to see your pics.

BPO work from home

Emily said...

Katie, I miss you! I need to call you so we can catch up!

Andréa Morrow said...

Oh my goodness! congrats..yeah! that's awesome.. we will be planning to get pregnant around the end of april.. don't want to have the baby during the semester and around christams time (Brant and Belen know what that's like)