Sunday, December 28, 2008

Christmas 2008

We were very blessed this Christmas season. Our families were very generous. Thanks everyone for all of your thoughtful gifts. We love you all! Here's a pic of our "winnings" this year...

This Christmas we spent the 24th in Salt Lake with my family. We went to see the Tale of Despereaux, went to eat at the Little America Cafe, and then walked around temple square. It is so beautiful! We then went back to Coalville and participated in the Vernon family Christmas Eve traditions. Every year, my Mom builds her nativity throughout the month of December adding a piece each day. Joseph goes in on the 22nd, Mary on the 23rd, and baby Jesus is placed in the stable on the 24th as we read the Christmas story out of the Bible. It helps remind us of the true meaning of Christmas. We then awoke Christmas morning and Santa Claus had not forgotten us. We must have been good this year! We then got ready for the day and drove to Grandma Vernon's for Swedish pancakes. Trav and I then proceeded to Bountiful to visit both of our grandparents there and then made the trek back to Logan for Christmas dinner with his family. It was a lot of travelling, but it was worth it!
Here's a random pic that we took after taking family pictures with Trav's family on the 23rd...

Monday, December 22, 2008

New Career!

Well, Trav did it....He passed his Real Estate Exam! He is so excited to begin this new career and new adventure. He is currently interviewing with all the Broker's in town and will begin in January. Congrats Trav! You made it and you deserve it! All the hard work paid off! Love ya!

Saturday, December 6, 2008

It's Christmas Time!

Well, things are going well up in our neck of the woods. We've gotten settled, and we're loving Wellsville. Our ward is fabulous! Trav has already received a calling as the 2nd Counselor in the Young Men's Presidency. He also received a calling in the Trapper Trails Council of the Boy Scouts of America to be the High Adventure Training Chairman. He's really excited about all of these opportunities. I'm still lurking in the shadows, enjoying Relief Society for a change.

Trav has also made some big choices since we last posted. . . he quit his foreclosure job and is currently attending Real Estate School. He has been given a mentorship opportunity in commercial real estate with his Grandpa Hirschi here in town. We're excited for the future career this opportunity holds! He takes his real estate test on the 16th. He's a little nervous, but we all know he'll do great!

We had a lot of fun putting up our Christmas tree and lights this year. We spent most of Thanksgiving Day putting up the decorations, except when we were enjoying Trav's mom's absolutely amazing food! Here's what our final product turned out to be...

We also had the Vernon Family Christmas Party on the 29th of November. We went bowling before greeting Santa. It was a blast!
Rory rolled up his pants...and then began having an amazing game...

So Dad decided to try it too!

Bree's Cousins

Brady and Megan.