Tuesday, December 15, 2009

ice skating

For Alyx's 21st birthday we went to the Gallivan Center in Salt Lake to ice skate. We had a lot of fun and very few falls. In fact, I think Justin was the only one who fell (although it should be noted that he was the best skater in the group. He just happened to want to try a lot of tricks, which led to falls)

They have a Goblet of Fire at the Gallivan Center, so we all threw our names in. I think we even had a champion or two.

This picture may look like we were just standing there, but we were actually doing some synchronized skating.

Happy Birthday Alyx!

Monday, December 14, 2009


Last week we decided we wanted to go look at some Christmas lights. When Marissa googled "Christmas lights" and "Utah" the first website that came up was for the Holdman house. We didn't think one house could really be that impressive, but it as free so we decided to check it out. We ended up having so much fun watching the show. I took videos but they aren't that good (you can watch all of their displays on their website anyway).

After the Holdman house we drove around the neighborhood looking at all the houses and lights. On our way down the hill back to Orem we noticed a huge area of colorful lights. We decided to try to find it and when we did we were amazed to realize it was only one house (that took up at least two blocks!).

Every tree was covered in lights, and the lights were in every color imaginable.

The pictures don't really do it justice. It was just so big that I could not capture it all in one picture.

All in all, we had a very fun (and cold!) night.

welcome to winter

                               Somehow this...

                                  ...became this overnight