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Friday, January 2, 2009

Christmas Fun!

So, I guess it is time to update everyone on our Christmas! We were both so very blessed this year, we had to opportunity to celebrate Christmas for like 2 weeks! I was able to go to Springville and see my fam then we flew out to Pennslyvania to spends time with Cameron's family. Which was great! While I was in Springville my mom, my dad, and I went last minute Christmas shopping where they, once again, realized what I bad shopper I am. We also made a trip to Salt Lake where we went to see Body Worlds. It was seriously the coolest museum/exhibit I have ever been too! If you get the chance to see it I highly reccomend that you go!
This is the snowman that is convincing us we need to recycle.


I also had to opportunity to visit my friends back at Art City Nursing and Rehabilitation. This is Mary, she is one of my most favorite people! When I worked the graveyard shift she was always awake and always willing to sing and dance for us. She is wearing her halo because she's "an angel of course!" She could always make me smile, and she was convinced that we went to high school together in Fairview.





After spending some good quality time with my family I headed back for St. George. Cameron, Braeden, Alisha, and I headed out the next morning for the Las Vegas Airport. The security line was ridiculous and it made us late for our plane. At the end of the day we made it to Pennsylvania safe and sound, Braeden and Alisha did fly in 2 hours later than Cameron and I but oh well...


On Tuesday all of the family headed to Longwood Gardens. ]The boys complained of the cold but, all in all it was a fun trip, we got to see some very beautiful flower arrangements and christmas lights!




















On Christmas Eve morning Cameron's Grandpa used to take all the grandkids to breakfast at McDonald's so, we chose to carry on the tradition! That night we had a big dinner with lots of yummy food!! We also made gingerbread houses and watched "The Christmas Story".


Then, on Christmas day we had a big breakfast and opened presents. After, we planned on going for a walk around Valley Forge park but, it was way too cold for that! We had the missionaries over for dinner which was really neat to be able to share that time with them. We finished the day with a game of Mexican Train and watched "Elf".
Then on Friday we headed to the Big Apple!! I was so excited because I'd never been to New York before. The drive seemed long and there was definitely traffic. We drove to Staten Island then we took the ferry to the city. I was like a little kid in a toy shop, I watched through the window as we drove past the Statue of Liberty and as we walked the streets I just stared at the tall buildings the whole time, I'm kinda surprised I didn't get lost! We went to ground zero, rode the subway to time square, then walked to central park. We found a local pizza place and had lunch then we took the subway back to the ferry. It was a super fun day and I can't wait to go back!! There were tons of people but it still was lots of fun!!



Saturday was kind of a free day. We went to the King of Prussia mall which is the biggest mall I've ever been in! They had like 2 of every store! We got Auntie Anne's soft pretzels and those were way good.

Sunday we went to church and after is was surprisingly warm so we went on a walk by French Creek. There were these crazy old houses and a cute covered bridge. We had a stick race in the river and Braeden was the winner!


Monday, we went to Philadelphia. We waited in line to see the Liberty bell, we went into the building where the House of Representatives and the Senate first met. We got to look at a chair that both George Washington and Johns Adams sat in. It was all very exciting! And don't worry we got a Philly Cheese Steak from Pats! Ordering was kinda of intimidating but luckily Kevin (Cameron's dad) ordered for us so I didn't mess anything up. And yes, we did stand in that super long line just to get a cheese steak...


On Tuesday the guys wanted to have a free day (aka play video games day) so just us girls went to amish country. It was a lot of fun to look at all the different shops and it's always fun to see how people from different cultures live. We happened to find a cute English shoppe with English candy. Susan bought everyone Crunchie Bars. They are a candy bar that you can't find here in The States, it's chocolate covered Seafoam. If you are ever willing to try something new you can find something very similar to a crunchie bar at The Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory it's called seafoam and it's one of mine and Cameron's favorites!! We summed up the day by going to see the movie "Austrailia". I enjoyed the movie it was long but not boring.


Then on New Years Eve we got ready to head home. Don't worry we were two hours early for this flight so we all got to ride on the same plane! We landed in Las Vegas at about 9:45 PM Utah time and on the way home we stopped in Mequite to get some food at Del Taco that's about when the clock struck 12:00 AM in Utah. Then when we crossed the state line into Utah is was about 12:45 so we basically missed New Years. All in all it was an super fun trip with lots of memories!! Oh yeah, and this is what we found when we got home....




Well, I guess that's what happens when you live in an old building with a flat roof and there is an unexpected snow storm! We hope you all had a wonderful holiday season, and we apologize for the lack of Christmas cards, maybe next year! :)

13 comments:

deb and colin said...

Where is the picture of you licking the Liberty Bell???

J Fo said...

Yay...we're so glad you made it back safely!
Wow. What a fun trip! It sounds like you guys did everything there is to do out there. When I was 14 we went out there and my very favorite thing was Amish Country. It's so beautiful out there and so interesting to see such different lifestyles. I do have to say...those Christmas pajamas are WAY beyond RIDICULOUS! Whose idea was that!?

Jamielyn said...

It looks like you had a great Christmas! That's cool that you went to New York too! We missed you a lot, but I'm glad you had a good time!

Ted & Breauna said...

How fun Cass face! that's exciting you have family out of state cause now you get to spend time with them too!!! LUCKY!

Jentrie said...

You guys loked like you had TONS of fun! And your hair is getting long...it grows fast! Well, I am glad Christmas was fun! And I am so jealous you went to New york...someday...someday. haha

Richard and Carlie said...

Looks like you guys had so much fun! I would LOVE to see all the sights you saw! (Except the sight of your ceiling when you got home...sorry about that!)

saia said...

dang, what a crazy Christmas break! Looks like you guys had waaay too much fun.

Brett and Lex said...

Looks like a pretty great Christmas, Cass!! :) Love ya!

marcikay said...

Cassidy! thanks so very much for the soft food advice! Davy is getting quite tired of what he's been eating for 3 days.. And I don't consider you a stalker at all! I get on and read your blog all the time, I've come close a few times to just putting you on my list! :) You're so cute, and I loved hearing about your trip! I made my first trip to NYC in December, too, so it was fun to read about yours.. (mine is on my blog..) And by the way, I love Cameron's blog with the 50 things.. I laughed so hard at some of them.. and we love your bridal picture on your mom's.. Really one of our favorite ever! I love to comment, so you might hear from me again! ::off to make some mac 'n' cheese::

Foltron said...

This has nothing to do with your Christmas festivities but I needed a platform to say thanks to Cass. Who am I kidding I can't say Cass. Anywho... thank you Cassidy for letting me kill zombies with Cameron. I never thought I could enjoy life so much. I look forward to more opportunities for Cameron to save my life from flesh eating zombies.

Amy and Cody said...

Hey Cass! Congrats on getting married, so fun!

Meghan Smith said...

Man...I was in the same area during Christmas!!

The Liechtys said...

How fun I want to go to new york so bad!!!