Monday, December 28, 2015

Christmas in Arizona

We spent a week in Arizona with Jeff's family celebrating Christmas. 

We had a great time. The weather didn't totally cooperate so the kids only got one swimming day. Otherwise when we were at the hotel we did a scavenger hunt, reading with santa, visiting santa, decorating santa hats, decorating caramel apples, and playing lawn games. 

The kids made gingerbread houses one day with Linda. They had more fun decorating than constructing them. We were thankful for Patricia, as she had the magic touch.

We spent a couple days at Jack and Patricia's house where the kids played and played. I hardly even saw them they kept so busy. 

Unfortunately, one day Anna got really sick. I ended up taking her into urgent care as I was worried she had some sort of infection and didn't want to face traveling home with a sick kiddo. As everything was ok at the Dr I am happy I took her in considering she had a temp of 104! Yucky, Thankfully it only lasted a couple of days and she was better by the time we came home. She did wake up Christmas morning upset and crying that she wasn't better and didn't want to be sick on Christmas. It broke my heart. 

While we were there everyone went out to celebrate Joe's birthday- unfortunately this was the day Anna got sick so I stayed home. But everyone else went out to Top Golf for some fun! 

The night before we left we were saying goodbye to family, Anna broke down in tears so sad and upset to leave her Arizona family. It is so hard having Jeff's family live so far from us. We are so thankful for the time we have with them. Isaac, Anna, Jaxson, Jace and now Jordyn all have so much fun together. They always pick up right where they left off every time we are together. 

Thanks for the week, Oliver family! We love you!

Christmas jammies

Oliver cousins
Isaac (7). Jace (3). Jordyn (1). Jaxson (8). Anna (5). 

John and Linda with all the kids

Anna at her favorite place- American Girl doll store

decorating Santa hats

caramel apples

lawn games

John and Linda with the kids

little golf time.
Isaac, Anna and Jaxson

Kiddos with Santa

decorating gingerbread houses with grandma

fun for everyone

finished product 

grandma in the middle

mini golf- Isaac's one request

my sick girl

Christmas selfie

pizookie champs!


Grandpa Johnny with the girls

Anna and Kristy making soup