Saturday, December 3, 2016

Christmas lights at Temple Square...

Is there anything more beautiful than the Salt Lake Temple all lit up for Christmas?  I think not!  Brett and I decided that it would be fun to take the boys to Salt Lake to see the Christmas lights.  We decided to invite some family members along for the fun (we love living near family).  We met up with Grandma and Grandpa McGee, Grandma Stewart, Kevin and Breanne, and Matt and his kids.  First we enjoyed pizza at The Pie in Salt Lake (one of our favorite restaurants), then it was off to Temple Square to soak in some Christmas spirit.

Salt Lake Temple

Ethan and Austin 
Erik and Cameron

My boyfriend :)

We're so happy to be able to do these fun things with family!  Can't wait for next year!

Saturday, November 26, 2016

7-11 and cousins...

7-11 fun with cousins
One of our favorite family traditions is play 7-11 on Thanksgiving.  This tradition originated with the McGee family when I was a little girl.  I love carrying on this tradition with my own children.  This year the boys got to play twice!  We had a quiet Thanksgiving dinner this year with Grandma Stewart followed by the annual 7-11 game.  To play this game, you roll 2 dice and try to roll either a 7 or an 11.  If you do, you get to pick a present which usually consists of some type of candy or fun toy.  Once all the presents have been unwrapped, the lightning round begins.  The timer is set for 11 minutes and the game continues, but this time you can "steal" presents from one another.  Every year there is some "hot" present that everyone wants and it is always fun to see what everyone fights for. This year the coveted prize was a Mixel (Lego) set.  Cameron was the proud winner of the Mixel.  A couple of days later the Whitney family came and we played again.  The coveted present for this round.....a lovely "poop" emoji pillow.  Congratulations Austin!