Monday, December 28, 2009

highlights of my christmas week

wow i've really been slacking on blogging lately.
that's lame, i'm sorry.

welp i've got a lot to catch you up on...

i had five photo shoots in less than two weeks and so by the time christmas rolled around,
i needed a break from being behind the camera, and enjoy the holidays.
so you must excuse my lack of quality and lack of pictures...
(most of these are taken on my iphone or others took them)

saturday i helped my mom set up for a beautiful winter wonderland wedding
lets just say my mom is amazing at planning weddings.
(more pictures to come soon!)

monday and tuesday were spent shopping. all. day. long.
monday night i did get to go up to sundance, which by the way i'm obsessed. i had never been. its beautiful! anywho, i went sledding, in all ways shapes and forms. some included piling 6 people on an old school mattress with skies on the bottom and wiping out several times. good times.
tuesday me and my mom went to gateway and i loved this tree they had all lit up.

how fun is that?

wednesday {christmas eve eve} i wrapped presents all morning,
had a photo shoot in the afternoon,
and then went to grandma winnie's for dinner.
it's tradition.

navi had fun trying to do "summersaults"

thursday {christmas eve} was spent cleaning and getting ready for the party.
we had the davies over for dinner:
a pasta bar, with yummy home made macaroni grill bread!

and then we played games.
tanner bought our family the game LCR because we loved so much the first time he introduced it to us! amy won the first round. nate won the second. and i got second place both times. and really did win ;) jk nate! but nate was a dear and gave the money he won to me instead, so i split it with jake who got third place.
i won't try and explain the game, because i might confuse you. but its a blast, search it on google and buy one for your and your fam!

me and my favorite baby

we then watched some home movies of our families,
had a mini dance party in austin's festive room,
and sang christmas songs as we marched down the stairs.
wish you could have been there. it was a blast.

after... we opened our christmas jammies!
{my favorite part of christmas eve}
(stole this from my bro. my dad took pictures, but we all looked nasty so this will do)

then me and the twins built a fort over my bed, and we three squished in my bed. we voted austin to sleep in the middle. worst 8 hours of sleep i've ever had.

christmas was a lot of fun, my grandma came and made sour dough pancakes and bacon for us in the morning. i had fun giving presents
i got navi this book for her birthday so i got her this one for christmas




my parents gave me this:

i told them not to get me anything at all. but it will be so nice to carry around with me so i don't have to always haul around my huge & heavy camera.

saturday we went bowling. brought along my new little cam & had a heck of a time.
poor little thing came broken, so this is all i could get before she broke down on me.

we bowl from Courtney Brooke on Vimeo.

so thankful for:
a little brother who gets so excited about christmas
spending an entire day with my mom
the little snow storm we got
the bestest friends i could ever ask for
hanging out with my bro tanner, now he's headed back to kauai. boo.
spending 30+ hours straight in my pjs
the family who did the 12 days of christmas for us
my new gym membership. i can't wait to be in good shape!
my amazing job, and such cute clients
all the generous gifts that were left on our doorstep
and my fabulous parents for giving us a good christmas

what a perfect christmas it was.


Linda :) said...

Thanks for everything YOU did to make our Christmas so nice!!! Love you

The Brady Bunch said...

What a FUN Christmas! I LOVE Navi's somersaults! That girls is too cute for words!

Karli said...

oh i love christmas! the christmas eve party was so fun! that video of navi is so funny! aren't those home videos great? "pete! say. good. bye!" "it's hot in the desert."