Tis the season!

It's our little tradition to go to the Ritz each Christmas season and check out the gingerbread house. It is always decorated in a creative themed way. We have been doing this for about the past 5 years. This year Joe n Britt and Kirk n Chels joined us! We had a fun time walking around and dancing in the ballroom.


Our first weekend home we celebrated Katri's birthday with her and some friends at Renaissance for brunch. It sure was yummy and fun! As usual Melissa made the cake, well this year she made cupcakes. They are always something fun and creative. If you ever need a cake call her up she does an amazing job! 

In Search of ...

here we are at the tree lot... so many to choose from!
we did not even think about a stand. oops! thanks Christian.
umm we both showed up in just about the same outfit.
Ta Da! Katri, Erin and Ottis in front of the final product.

A perfect Christmas Tree for Katri's and Erin's place. Katri and I had girls night my first weekend home. We picked out a cute little tree , well it was about a seven footer, with the help of Matt to load and drive it and Christian to get the thing to stand and stay standing. It turned out to look rather professional after all! The color in the photos is exactly right, the ornaments are pink not red. 

We miss you...

After a long long ride in the truck with our Uhaul trailer we made it home! We drove straight thru and arrived at about 3am. I knew we were close when we approached the toll road  and the smell of fire overpowered us, the farther we drove on the toll road familiar scents kept coming, like the eucalyptus leaves and the salty air.  We miss so many of you that we saw on a weekly basis in Utah. Just wanted to say hello!