Jan 9, 2010

Back Home from Being Home

Being home in Seattle was so much fun...and it is never long enough. But, it is also good to be home here in Salt Lake with my husband. I wonder when you stop having two homes...maybe once you've had a couple kids and lived in your very own house for a few years?...
Allie was strangely happy the morning we left...we woke her up 3 hours before she usually gets up.


Water drops at takeoff.
Here is Mt. Rainier. We had gorgeous weather that lasted until about the sixth day of our trip.
Waiting for our luggage...Allie, happy again, because she slept the whole flight.
Like mother, like daughter. My mom's Christmas decorations were the same colors as mine!
Allie is obsessed with horses right now. Needless to say, half of her Christmas presents were horse-related items.
Tiny clips for a little bit of hair. We lost most of these throughout the week.

I remember being this excited for Christmas!
First walk to see the horses since the last time (in August) when she was scared of them.
The cute newlyweds of our family. Can't believe how perfect they are for each other.
This makes me sad just looking at it. I miss you Mom and Dad!
Although her look says otherwise, she was NOT scared of the horses this time! :)
Our cousins, the Brems, came to see us from Portland! They stayed for the weekend and it was a lot of fun. Melinda and I grew up together and were "tight." :)
I think a similar future is in store for these two. They LOVE each other!
Libby...remember? The baby I took pics of in August!
CUTE family! Love them.
Yeah...Allie broke this later on...:(
LOVES Mel!


Okay, maybe she is still a little nervous around the horses, but better than last time.

Allie got to see an old friend of hers. Issac is Mackenzie's nephew (she is our "adopted" little sister) She and Mel are inseparable.
Yep, I forced picture time upon my family. I am so mean. I think Allie likes it though, what do you think?

Friends.

Allie talking to the kitty outside.
Loves her daddy.
Loves her Brian.
As you can see, Allie got lots of attention and lots of cuddling from everyone. She was in heaven.
Loves her grandpa.
This was near the end of our trip...the wind was FREEZING that day but my dad promised to take Allie to see the horses, so we toughed out the cold.

I promise she wanted us to do this to her.
Allie did this pretty much the whole flight home.
Fitting how we took off to Seattle at sunrise, and landed in Salt Lake at sunset.

6 comments:

Em and Ms said...

Gorgeous pictures! Looks like you had a lot of fun. This is the first year I haven't gone "home" at Christmastime.

The Harkers said...

oooh I love that last picture of the sunset! I always hate going back after such a great time with family. :(

Brian's mom said...

I MISS YOU GUYS! :(

Natalie said...

So pretty! Looks like you had a wonderful trip and got some amazing pictures. Happy New Year to your family.

Fister Family said...

Sounds like you guys had a great Christmas. I bet Allie got to be the star of the show! Your pictures are beautiful. What kind of camera do you use and what lens do you use the most?

Elizabeth said...

It looks like a really fun trip. I love how you see your family as frequently as you do even though you don't live near each other.