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12.23.2009

festival of lights

got time to write about our adventure last night. we went to the festival of lights (a park all decorated with lights that you drive through and the kids go ooooh and ahhhh over.) with all of my in-laws. after thinking about how it turned out, i think each person had a different experience all together. we met up at a parking lot close to it, and got into the trailer hitched up to the back of a durango. when we got there it was about 34 degrees, and just a slight breeze. the line to get in was amazingly long, and there were two lines. the officer directed us to go to one line, which appeared shorter, and 45 minutes later we learned was actually, the longer line for people from elsewhere to merge into. hmmmm...... so four kids under four dressed like ralphie, in the freezing cold waiting for some lights...... a set of grandparents, two sets of parents, and a teenager also on board... got that picture in your head? now here's what i imagine everyone was thinking....or saying...

Papa: grumble, grumble, whats this line about, grumble, grumble, move! grumble, grumble, communists.....

Ya-Ya: i just want someone to sit in my lap so i can be warmer. it would be warmer for the two of us.... daniel! stop taking my blanket! paige, please come back.....

Jason: glad i'm driving this thing all nice and warm, poor wife, i'll just start moving the truck while she gets in, that'll be funny to everyone, oh and i'll do it when papa is trying to get out so everyone has to jump up and help him. mwah-ha-ha....

Laura: Sit down! rudolph the red-sit down!-nose-noworelseyouareinthecar - reindeer- imeanitthistimepaige-had a very shiny nose, and if you ever saw it- okayletsgoyouarenotlistening....

Joe: Katie, are you okay? do you want to sit in the chair? No really, do you want to sit in the chair, you can have my chair, more blankets? i can give you mine even though you have six already.....

Daniel (age 12): its not that cold out here, what are you guys cold for? can i have a blanket, its actually freezing now.... whats sticking me up the bum?

Jamison (4): wowwwww, ohhhhh, that rainbow is blue, and that one is GREEN!!! my favorite color is black. RUDOLPH!! look at the PENGUIN! MOM loooooooook at the PENGUIN!!!!

Sierra (3): {shes a little harder to read...} oh that was really pretty. why is paigie running around? ya-ya is nice and warm. i'll just sit here and be content and cute. although this hat bugs me. good bye hat...

Paige (1): weeeee!!! jump, run, no mommy you don't get it. i want to STAND. although you are holding me tickling it won't last long..... i WWWWOOOOOONNNNN"TTTTT!!!!

Claire: zzzzzZZZZZzzzzzZZZZZZZzzzzzzzzzZZZZZZZZzzzzzzzzzzZZZZZZ (slept the whole time!)

Me: well, i'm warm. i am content. i will just be happy for everyone else sake. the lights are beautiful, and although its cold, i am so happy to be with family. they are wonderful and loving. its too bad my butt is numb.

i love my in-laws. promise! we had a good time, joked, made a few memories. and then watched byu make a oregon cry. it was a great night!

3 comments:

Jill said...

man this made me laugh so hard. especially because they were all right on cue with the personalities! thanks for the laugh and the mental picture....

Vindie said...

Kb you are so funny. I'm glad claire slept for you. Thanks for makin me smile!

Jake and Jenna said...

hope you guys had a fabulous christmas! claire is getting so big, i cannot even believe it. sooo cute.