Sunday, October 08, 2017

Christmas 2016

En route to my parents' place for Christmas! Penny has become a nervous traveler, and brand name Thundershirts are $$$, so we treated her to a makeshift one crudely fashioned from an Ace bandage. It worked!

White Christmas! It basically snowed the entire time.

Car, why you look like a shark?

Can't be bothered to rotate this. Jon and Penny being cute and cozy.

Sure wish my eyes were open in this picture, but I love it nonetheless.

Wearing all the Christmas presents!

Jon: "My dog is too short for Idaho"

Tolerating one another

OMG we spent a night in West Yellowstone then took a snowcoach into the park the next day, which was one of the best things I've ever done. Can't recommend Yellowstone in the winter enough. It was magical.

Tree entombed in ice. Everything in the most geothermally active areas of the park is covered in rime frost.

We started to grow frost in our hair/fur hoods/hats during this stop.

My friend Christa saw this picture and said "I'm sorry, I thought you said you were going to Yellowstone, not Narnia."

Snapped this on a drive-by. Pretty proud of it.

Old Faithful in the winter is more steam than water. Still beautiful. And we happened to park MINUTES before it went off - a first for me. I don't think I've ever waited less than 45 minutes.

LOVE this picture. Even though you can't see the rainbow halos that were encircling our heads. (Like I said....magical.)

Obsessed with this picture

It felt like we had the whole park to ourselves.

Spent a night or two at Annie's before the long drive home. Catch Phrase is always a must there...

Me: "Secret blank!"
Annie: "Garden!"
Me: "No, more Mormon than that."
Annie: "...temple?"
Me: "No, I said 'secret,' not 'sacred.'"

Best friends from high school reunited!!

Me, Jon, Owen, and Marty aka Giant Penny, looking a lot like a family

Christmas this year is in Phoenix!! I can't imagine there's anyone who reads my blog who doesn't also follow me on either Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook, but we're expecting a baby girl the beginning of December!