Friday, January 2, 2009

Christmas Break

Here are some pictures from our Christmas break. We had a great time in Utah with the Grows. All the kids were there and it was a blast. Mary came home from her mission and that made it extra special.

Merry Christmas from the Forsyths!

Mary made us some tasty German food.

This is a jaw breaker that met a firecracker.

Me and my sisters grew our hair out while Mary was on her mission. We all went and got 11-12 inches cut off our hair to give to Locks of Love.

We got lots of beautiful snow while we were there. The kids had a lot of fun playing in it.

We went to Temple Square in Salt Lake City to see the lights.

Aunt Laura made a fort as large as the living room for the kids. It had a hobbit door and a peek hole. The kids played under it and decorated every inch of it.

Abigail, Josh and Esther really enjoyed having story time every night with Grandma Grow.

Christmas morning was a lot of fun. Daniel got an iron man shirt. David was told the only thing he needed was a hairy chest. I got a pink "LAMB-BORG-INI". And of course there were at least a handful of Chuck Norris Folders that were bestowed and appreciated. Awesome.

Our Nativity was a hit. Way to go on the costumes mom! Love the donkey ears Laura!

My family makes killer good pizza. YUMMY!

Grandpa helped Abigail put "bandages" on all the sick dollies and animals.

Mom made costumes for our Nativity play. Abigail loved her pink angel dress. We put ribbons up all through the neighborhood and made a signs in preparation for Mary's homecoming.

We got to go see Grandma and Grandpa Stenquist and Granpa Grow. We sure love them!

Abigail spent a lot of time rearranging the nativity.

We had lots fun with our friends!

One of Abigail's favorite things to do is throw balls down the stairs to Grandpa. He is a good sport. It can be scary to have balls flying down at you at high speeds. We also had fun using the stairs as a slide.


Travis and Aryn said...

It looks like you guys had so much FUN visiting family! I'm so glad you got to go! Maybe someday we will both be in Utah over the holidays! I loved all the pictures - especially the one with Grandpa Grow - he is such a sweet Grandpa!

The Earls said...

Love the pictures. Looks like you had a great time. I also love the hair-cuts. Can't wait to see it in person. Glad you got to enjoy family.

The Bourne Family said...

What a fun trip. I was glad I got to see you, even if it was short. You look AMAZING in all of your pictures. I was admiring your long hair and then I LOVE the short hair! I didn't know that you were growing your hair out during her mission. What a fun idea!

Jon & Maria Ison said...

Awww I wish I would have known that you were in Utah. I would have loved to have seen you. I love that picture of you with Rachel and Jen. How fun! I didn't even know that Mary went on a mission. Geez I miss hearing about everything that goes on in the "neighborhood". What a fun visit. =)

CarrieAnne said...

Your pink outfit is HOT Emily! And your sisters are both so beautiful! You will have to tell Mary welcome home and that she looks great! It was fun to see your pictures

Rachel said...

looks like it was a blast.

Rachel said...

It was so much fun to see you!! I had so much fun- just like old times:) You're the best Em!