Sunday, December 20, 2009

Tis the season

One of my favorite Christmas traditions is going to see the lights at temple square. We were so excited when we got tickets to the Mormon Tabernacle Choir Christmas concert with Natalie Cole. One of the best concerts I've been to in a long time!

I love that the sets for the concert change every year. This year the decorations, the dancers, singers and the orchestra were amazing!

We had two extra tickets to the concert so we had Aaron bring his date, Diana, along with us. 

And of course, I couldn't leave without getting a picture of the beautiful lights!

This week was Nick's company Christmas party with OrangeSoda at the new Sleepy Ridge golf course club house. I didn't even know that this place existed, but it's really beautiful - inside and out!

(I couldn't really take a picture of it in the dark -- but this is what it looks like!)

It was so fun to put up our first Christmas tree together this year! If you know me, you probably know that I love black. No, I'm not gothic, but I have tons of black clothes, I decorate my apartment with black.... so you can imagine how excited I was to find these fun black ornaments! I just love them. 

This treat has been my addiction this season. Pumpkin chocolate chip cookies with hot chocolate. The cookies are probably my favorite part of the combination though. I freeze a whole batch of them so I can pop them in the oven and have them whenever I want! 

Don't worry, I didn't eat this all by myself! Although I probably could have.... :)

Back in November, we took a quick trip to Durango to see Nick's family. My favorite part was that they turn the famous railroad passenger train into the Polar Express for the season. It's exactly like the book --all of the kids even wear pajamas and they give you hot chocolate a long the way. We didn't actually go on the train, but it would be so fun to go with little kids!