Christmas was a lovely warm and white one this year. We split our time between Arizona and Utah this year. As our children get older, traveling on Christmas gets harder and harder. Hauling gifts back and forth from state to state and place to place is getting more difficult. Our children had never had a Christmas in Utah. We figured it was time becuase the days of traveling are getting done. So we opened most of our gifts here in Arizona and then drove to Utah the day before Christmas Eve. Santa visited us at Grandma & Grandpa Babbels house and guess what?... It snowed on Christmas eve. We woke to an amazing amount of snow Christmas Eve Day and it went on throughout the whole day and into Christmas Day. It was wonderful!!! Perfect weather for sledding behind the quad and finding some good hills to race down.
G&G Banzhaf got Tanner a bike. Woohoo!
Morning Sunshine. Merry Christmas!
And we'll have fun fun fun till Daddy takes the T-bird away
Great Grandma Banzhaf got Asher a marbel rollercoaster and he was in heaven.
Thomas and his friends....and friends...and more friends.
Zach and Tanner got DS's. As if they need more distractions.
Asher being funny.
First time in the snow
Nativity time on Christmas Eve.
Christmas morning and Crew found his best friend Cookie Monster waiting.
Tanner and his "new smile".
Crew got lots of elephants for Christmas. He loves elephants!!!
I am the happy mother of 4 sons. My husband is a neurophysiologist and I am a stay at home mom and Zumba instructor. Life is great and we love to share our fun adventures with our family and friends, near and far. After a few years on the east coast, we have returned to the west for a new adventure. Every place we go, we meet wonderful people. We find that even though locations may not always be perfect, as long as we are together, we are at home.
"Anyone who imagines that bliss is normal is going to waste a lot of time running around and shouting that he has been robbed. The fact of the matter is that most putts don't drop, most beef is tough, most children grow up to be just people, most successful marriages require a high degree of mutual toleration, most jobs are more often dull than otherwise. Life is like an old time rail journey...delays, sidetracks, smoke, dust, cinders and jolts, interspersed only occasionally by beautiful vistas and thrilling bursts of speed. The trick is to thank the Lord for letting you have the ride."Evening with a General Authority, September 1980President Gordon B. Hinkley
"You will have significant experinces. I hope that you will write them down and keep a record of them, that you will read them from time to time and refresh your memory of those meaningful and significant things. Some may be funny. Some may be significant only to you. Some of them may be sacred and quietly beautiful. Some may build one upon another until they represent a lifetime of special experinces." -Gordon B. Hinckley