Friday, May 20, 2011

Christmas Activities 2010

We had a lot of fun this Christmas season. We started by decorating the Christmas tree!
I don't know why it's my job to do the lights. When I grew up, my Dad was the one to always put the lights on. But I guess if I want them done right, I have to do them myself. :) Cody thinks I should just wrap them around the tree, but I'm used to my Dad wrapping them around each branch. It takes a LOT of time but it's worth it when it's done. This year I'm going to see if I can pack the tree away with the lights still on. Maybe next year I'll just buy a pre-lit tree!
Once again we put on all of our homemade ornaments. This year we made garland by cutting strips of christmas ribbon and making a chain.
Is Chase helping or is he trying to take OFF the ornament?
Riley putting on the finishing touch!

We went to Temple Square to see the lights. We hadn't been since Riley was only 7 months old! Here's a little story that happened that night. As you can tell we were all bundled up because it was freezing. When we were all done, we started to drive to my parents. As we turned around the block Cody asked where his wedding ring was. We both thought it must've come off in his gloves. We searched the gloves and we searched the car but there was no ring.
The only thing we could remember was that Cody had taken Riley to the bathroom and he had to take his gloves off when they went in. We realized that the ring must've fallen off in the bathroom of the visitor's center. We quickly drove back to Temple Square and Cody got out to go check the bathroom. As soon as he got out, Riley and I decided that we should say a prayer that Daddy would be able to find his ring. No sooner had we ended the prayer then Cody got back in the car. As he was walking away from the car he thought that he should check his back pocket. As he felt his back pocket he realized there was something in there and there was his ring. We're not really sure how it got there, all I know is that I am so grateful for answered prayers! Oh and this was only 4 days after our 10th wedding anniversary.
The next night we had our first Wilgar Family Christmas party. We decided that we were going to play one of the games where you sit in a circle and pass the present with the story.

We also decided we'd play Minute To Win It.
Playing Minute to Win It was a lot of fun. We didn't really keep score or anything, we just let anyone who wanted to try the game do it and then we'd see who did it with the best time. Here's a few of the games we played.

Jingle in the Trunk
Reindeer Nose Dive
Face the Cookie
Christmas Card Cliff Hanger
Christmas Conveyor Belt
Merry Fishmas
We all had a lot of fun, especially the kids. And it was great to watch everyone try to do these silly tasks.

We drove home that night because there was supposed to be a big storm coming. The next morning we woke up to 13 inches of snow.

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