1.13.2009

What a fun few weeks!

These past few weeks have been full of family get-togethers and fun vacations. We have celebrated a million family birthdays these past few weeks but the most important was TJ's 28th birthday! (in the near future I will devote a post to my honey but for now we need to do some catching up) We...went to the Warner company party, ate dinner at The Roof with the Staples, participated in "Back to Bethlehem," celebrated Christmas, talked to Elder Tanner Staples, celebrated many family birthdays, went snowmobiling @ Bear River Lodge, went to Hawaii, had Maren over for a sleepover. It has been an amazing few weeks! TJ's birthday morning...opening presents

Claire eating her 1st birthday cake!

Gram and I at the family Christmas party... TJ and Nate looking awesome in their wigs.

Snowmobiling @ Bear River (thanks Trina for letting me borrow some snow gear)


Hawaii was amazing, it was my second time and TJ's first. TJ and I decided to take a trip to Hawaii and leave right after Christmas. We flew into Oahu and Nate Call (one of TJ's best friends) picked us up. We stayed at the Call's house while we were in Oahu and cannot thank them enough. We had a great time with them and cannot wait till we see them in Feb. In Oahu we had some great authentic Hawaiian food at a local place, went snorkeling (probably our favorite activity), Visited Pearl Harbor: USS Arizona, and USS Missouri, took a submarine dive, and went to our first Luau at Polynesian Cultural Center. We celebrated New Years there and boy was that an experience...the loudest and smoggiest one yet! We stayed up talking to the Call's till 4am and then caught a flight to Maui. In Maui we went shopping, went on a snorkel cruise, another Luau, drove the road to Hana, hiked and rented a Convertible...loved it! We were sad to leave the 80 degree weather but Utah welcomed us home with a nice breath of freezing air. We hope that we can go back again but hopefully without the continually farting man on the airplane. :-)






7 comments:

The Stones said...

Looks like fun!!!! We are glad you are back though so we can hang out!

Annie said...

Congrats on finishing school! Happy Birthday TJ! And I am totally jealous about Hawaii! What a fun trip! We will have to plan to hang out soon. We are going to do a super bowl party at our house!

Rach said...

i can't believe claire is already one that is insane to me...and that picture is really funny! thanks for all the help with puggy ha ha :)
and i am glad you are back from hawaii.

Julia M. said...

Emily, that looks like so much fun! I really think Hawaii sounds like the perfect trip. Was it expensive?

Ashley said...

Did you really post farting on your blog. Seriously, weege has had a bad influence...j/k. Looks like a great time!

The Pierson's said...

Emily! How are you? I haven't seen you forever, what are you up to these days? I'm glad I found your blog!

Nate and Chelsea Call said...

Hey guys! We were so glad that you came to visit us! We had so much fun with you. I wish we could have spent more time with you while we were in Utah, but I'm glad that we could at least get together for dinner. Hopefully we'll see you again soon!