We made a quick trip to Spokane over New Year's weekend to go to Ryan and Hannah's open house up there. Sadly, I didn't take a single picture at the open house! I was too busy keeping my crazies from getting into trouble, while also trying to help keep the food table stocked! It was a lot of fun to catch up with some friends that we haven't seen since we graduated from BYU! Wish we could have spent more time with them! But our weekend was jam-packed full of open house preparations, games with the fam (mostly Mexican Train Dominoes!!!), and eating at all of our favorite places.
On New Year's Eve, we took the kids to Dock Side at the Coeur d'Alene Resort. The years that Shaun and I have been in Spokane for New Year's this is what we've done, so it was fun to share that with the kids also. Maisey fell asleep on the ride out there, I carried her all the way inside, still sleeping, and we had to wake her up for ice cream! She would have been pretty sad to miss out on that! After dessert, we walked around on the boardwalk and looked at all of the pretty lights! The kids seemed to have a great time. We got home at like 9:02 pm and missed the ball dropping in New York. Maisey was really bummed that there was no party this year. Next Year!!!
The sundae is almost as big as Gage's head!
I can't believe how fast our family devoured that thing!
(I LOVE that that is my kids' favorite Christmas decoration!)
We enjoyed spending time as a fam!
We drove home New Years night and met up with Kelsey and Brian who had flown into town after we left! We played games and ate ice cream (surprised?) late into the night! Once we saw Kels and Brian we had seen every single member of both of our families during this Christmas time. It was a special year! We felt so blessed to be able to spend time with each one of them! What a way to end 2011!!!