Well, what a trip. We spent Christmas this year in Alabama. Due to flights and prices we left on Dec 17th and came home on Jan 6th. It seems like a long time, but it went really fast. I guess because we did so much. Stacy was in her element and it was fun to hear her southern accent get thicker and thicker. The kids just love being at the grandparents house because there are no rules. They got to stay up late, eat candy, play, be loud, etc. You know, be kids!!!! For New Years we went down to Mobile which is where Stacy's brother lives and spent some time with them at the beach. We were able to stay at Brooke Frosts grandmothers condo on the beach which was amazing. It was really fun to watch the kids because they started out all bundled up and then one by one things came off until they were all the way immersed and soaked in the ocean. New Years Eve I was able to go buy fireworks and launch them from the beach. When I say launch is because I could buy the fireworks that blast off into the air. I was not just tied to fountains like in Utah. When I went to this fireworks store I was like a kid a candy store. I spent almost 45 minutes just looking and admiring what I saw. Stacy and the kids stayed in the condo on the balcony while I lit the fireworks and they said that every time one would explode it would light up the entire beach and some of the ocean.
The other highlight of the trip for me was going to the Sugar Bowl and watching Utah beat Alabama. Stacy also had a good time, but said it was hard to watch the game. She was a trooper though because I got tickets in the Utah section so she had to take some smack from Utah fans, but it was a lot of fun. The Super dome is just as it sounds, SUPER! It is huge and every seat is padded.
We are now home, and trying to get back into real life. We all have hang overs though and are finding it hard to believe we are back. The kids I guess are doing fine. We have had all their friends over for the last two days playing.