Friday, January 28, 2011

Wrapping up 2010...

Posted on 9:19 PM by Trimblog

Even though it was almost a month ago, I need to finish blogging about 2010 so I can move on to this year.  Here's what the rest of our holidays included after our stay in Heber.

A Minute to Win It party with my Dad's extended family.  It was hilarious and a lot of fun.

The first challenge...getting all 12 ping pong balls out of a tissue box that was strapped to your back.

Second challenge...moving skittles from one cup to another cup using a straw...harder than you would think. 

Third challenge...keeping three balloons in the air for a minute...much harder than you would think.  

Fourth event....bouncing ping pong balls into the cups.

Fifth event...getting an oreo from your forehead to your mouth.  

My brother and sister-in-law were the only ones who did it. 

The cousins had so much fun running around the gym and doing everything that's not allowed on Sunday.  We caught the girls dipping their heads in the drinking fountain....they were soaked.  It's hard to get mad when you hear them giggling.

  They found the big ball highly entertaining and were singing songs together as they pushed it around the church.

We hosted a Christmas party for our friends from high school..a tradition we've been doing for 6 years now.  I was lucky to be in a great group of friends during high's nice to catch up since we don't see them as often as we would like.  We ate dinner, exchanged gifts, played Trimble games, and finished the night with walleyball. I figured the pictures below might need some explanation...they were part of the Trimble games (they are a tradition with Jeff's family and usually involve pain and craziness).  

Some of the games this year were balancing on one leg with your eyes closed...last person standing wins for their team.  

How long can you hold on to a pole?  Hannah set a new record and went for over 4 minutes.  We thought there was no way she'd be beat....

Until Ben hung on for 4 minutes 30 seconds.

My dad surprised my mom and gave her and all the girls tickets to the Nutcracker.  The only day that worked was New Year's Eve.  That day it happened to be a spoof and was called the Nutty Nutcracker.   I had to wonder what my grandma was thinking with the nutcracker being Luke Skywalker and the little girl Dorothy.  Jack Sparrow, James Bond, Jackie Chan (to name a few) made appearances in the dances.  I enjoyed the dancing and thought the show was more entertaining than the original Nutcracker.  We went to the Olive Garden after and had fun talking and eating.  

We also had a New Year's Eve party at my sisters and went to the mall with my parents the day before they went back to Arizona.  I loved having my parents and my brother and his family in Utah.  There was a party or get together every day and we enjoyed every one of them!    It's always nice getting back on a schedule, but I always get a little bummed when the holidays are more parties, families go home, and the long wait for spring begins.  

1 comment:

  1. We had such a great time seeing all y'all (that's the plural form of y'all, lol) while we were in UT! Your kids are so cute! And they are getting so big!