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Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Christmas Time

This Christmas was a a little different for Cameron and I. We both had the lovely opportunity of working on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, sort of sad. But, that's what happens in the nursing world. We did get the chance to go up North and spend some time with my family before Christmas which was very nice.

We got to see my dad perform with The Mapleton Chorale at Temple Square in Salt Lake City, which was pretty neat!





We also had a White Elephant party with my family. That was so much fun! We even got a surprise guest visit from Mr. and Mrs. Claus! All of the kids were very excited!



Uncle Phil, Colin, and Cameron with their gifts.



Springville was hit with a crazy snow storm and we woke up to about 12 inches of snow. We were able to build this pretty ugly snowman while we were there! haha My mom, Cameron and I picked out a Christmas wreath for my dad. (If you feel confused, I'm sorry, I have 2 dads.)




Cameron and I had to be home for work so our trip was cut short but, my parents still spoiled us rotten with Christmas gifts. We love them and are so grateful for everything they do for us. Growing up, Cameron's Grandpa always took the grandkids out to McDonald's for breakfast on Christmas Eve morning. Cameron and I had good intentions to wake up before work and go to McDonald's but when the alarm went off at 4:45am we both decided that sleeping was a better idea! haha That night, we had Chinese food for dinner (a long standing tradition in my family) and we opened one present that was pajamas. Christmas morning we went to work bright and early. I enjoyed being with all my residents on Christmas, a lot of them had no idea it was Christmas day and when you said "Merry Christmas" they got very excited. One lady said, "the is the strangest Christmas I've ever had!" While I was at work I was able to call my brother Colton, who is in Brazil on a mission. It was so good to talk to him, he sounds like he is doing well and like he's grown up a lot in the past year. After Cameron and I got home from work we headed over to a friend's house for a Christmas dinner. There were four couples total and at least one person in each couple had to work that day and none of us had family around so it worked out. We came home and around 10:00 we opened presents and went to bed so that we could wake up for work the next day. All in all it was a pretty good Christmas. I am so grateful for this time of year and that we can remember why we celebrate Christmas in the first place. I am so grateful for the Savior and his sacrifice for all of us. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all of our friends and family!!

This is your reward if you happen to make it through this really long post...

Cameron singing Wooly Bully with Dr. Casillas at his work Christmas party!


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Friday, December 10, 2010

Thanksgiving!

Cameron and I had a great Thanksgiving. We were able to go to Pennsylvania and have the holiday with Cameron's parents. We had an amazing dinner with the Brown's, a family in the ward. I wish I would have taken photos of our dinner, but I always forget... Cameron and I did have the opportunity to walk around downtown Phoenixville. It was cool to see the old buildings and here memories from Cameron's high school years.

Here is the mural that tells some of the history of Phoenixville.





The famous Colonial Theatre that made an appearance in the movie "The Blob."





Cameron and the town.




Eating at the Black Lab Bistro.




Cameron's crab cakes.




While in Pennsylvania we were able to help put up Kevin and Susan's Christmas tree.







We also went to Cameron's 10 year class reunion. It was a lot of fun and Cameron really enjoyed seeing old friends.

Phoenixville High School, Class of 2000.




TJ, Scott, Scott's date, Kevin, Cameron, Cassidy, Brian, Brian's date.




Kenny, TJ, Cameron and Luke.




Us with Lucy and Nate Tyler.




We had so much fun on our little trip and can't wait to go back! Happy Thanksgiving!