Sunday, December 28, 2008

Tucson after Christmas

The day after Christmas we headed to Tucson for the night. We wanted to see Richie and June as close to Christmas as we could. On they way there we kept passing cars with snow. Then when we came around the corner and this is what we saw! I love it when this mountain is covered in snow. It is always gorgeous without snow but with it is just AWESOME!! The kids always love to see snow. In Catalina just before Tucson we even got some snow flurries. It was so dang cold!! Glad I don't live in it:)

The next morning we woke up to some frost. Doesn't it look great on all the desert plants?!

Here are just some pics of the wildlife out back while we were just sitting and visiting. Matt's dad lives close to the mountains and gets some interesting wildlife in the backyard. I haven't ever seen anything to scary there except for the tarantula that I almost stepped on once. Kristina was able to see a bobcat (it was either that or mountain lion) on the back patio once. They do have some amazing views there. I just love to hang out and check out the view.

We were watching Fred Claus when grandpa pulled this. In the movie they were trying to make sure all the kids got a present so they were making bats for boys and hula hoops for girls. Then Matt's dad snuck out and came to the window crying that he got a girl toy. The kids thought it was hilarious! Silly grandpa. We also went to see Bedtime Stories with June. I thought it was a cute movie and the girls loved it. Matt, Sam, and Richie were supposed to go to the Sprint Car races but they were cancelled do to the weather. Better luck next time guys. It was a fun time there. Thanks for everything!
It was obviously an exhausting trip. This was Sam on the way home!
Now I hope there is some time for rest before we go back to school and work!!


The Dillon 6 said...

what a fun time. You almost got some snow on almost Christmas! ;)

Love the desert with frost and snow...very enchanting.


Rubalcava's said...

Sounds like a good Christmas! I wish we could have spent some time with you! You can come to Buffalo and see a lot of know you want to!

Crick Martindell said...

You know I don't think of the desert as being pretty...but your pictures are really beautiful and really makes the desert..well just beautiful! It is always so much fun to see pictures of the funny things that kids do! I so enjoy keeping in touch with you....thanks!

Tai said...

Looks like fun!!! My kids would love to see the snow...When Zach is finished with school I think we will go somewhere to play in it. They would love it. You got some great pictures. Was Fred Clause a good movie?