Merry Christmas 2011

I got to go to Washington again for Christmas this year.

I absolutely love visiting that beautiful green wonderland with my very favorite people in the world.


This little guy might be one of my favorite people too and I’m just getting to know him! 🙂

My mom treated Kelli and me to see the Nutcracker performed by the Pacific Northwest ballet. I loved being able to spend time with the girls!


It was a beautiful production. The rat king took my breath away! The set was done by Maurice Sendak of “Where the Wild Things Are” fame.

That night we got a visit from my grandma who got to meet her little great-grandson!


We spent time eating, cooking, playing games, watching movies and shopping.

I also convinced my entire family to run a 5k on Christmas Eve with me.


Everyone was such a good sport! Even the “non-running” Mom and the amazing lady who just barely had a baby! I no longer have any excuses to not exercise.


Kyrk is definitely the fastest runner in our family right now. I have decided I need to get serious about my training and really get in the swing of things again- give him a run for his money!


I thought it’d be fun to wear matching t-shirts so I made some with a little iconic imagery involved. We were the Running Ninja Taylors instead of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles- I think the Taylors would have been able to take the Turtles any day.


This guy is so fast he ended up running a 10k when we all only ran the 5k!


Best support group EVER. Love this man- best example of a righteous man I’ve ever known.


These two really know how to make a picture look good. Well, Kelli does anyway.


Ryan got picture shy- but he kept up with Ty for the entire 5k! Impressive.


Last Christmas I took a picture of my mom at this very Wendy’s and she claimed it wasn’t flattering. This one redeems it I think.


What do you get when the boys decorate the gingerbread house? A band of cinnamon bears breaking in through the chimney, of course.

Christmas morning was a lot of fun, we even got to FaceTime with Cody while he was in Wyoming.


He called exactly when it would have been his time to open presents! Great coincidence!

I got some awesome gifts and I’ve already used a few of them!

We were lucky to have Ty and Kelli spend Christmas in Washington this year but we definitely missed Cody!

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4 thoughts on “Merry Christmas 2011

  1. Mary-Anne says:

    Looks so fun! I love the t-shirts you made; you’re so cute! Glad you got to go home. There’s no place like home for the holidays. 🙂

  2. Megan Andersen says:

    Thanks for the update. Where is Cody serving his mission?

    • Kyna says:

      He’s actually home from his mission, he just lives in Casper, WY now and didn’t get any time off for the holidays. 🙂 I loved the christmas card you sent!

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