Sunday, December 27, 2015

Christmas 2015!

It is SO great having Hailey home for Christmas! We had our annual Christmas Eve party at the Tebbs with dinner from Mo'Betah's and the cousin gift exchange.

Christmas morning was lots of fun except we missed my parents coming for Christmas breakfast and hanging out during the day because Papa was sick. Everyone loved their Christmas gifts--especially Cooper with his new sheep sherpa blanket!
Grayson's Christmas gifts included a Nixon watch, lots of clothes and customized basketball shoes.

Hailey's Christmas gifts included a new guitar, a Fitbit and a ticket to go to the Denver Bronco's football game on Dec. 28 with Garrett.

 Garrett's Christmas included new motorcycle clothes, tinted windows on the Lexus Papa gave him and a ticket to the Broncos game with Hailey.

We ate a delicious Christmas dinner at the Kings and Hailey was once again the popular toy with the cousins.

It was wonderful being together as a family but we missed Hillary and Patrick this year. Next Christmas we'll all be together--can't wait!

Thursday, December 24, 2015

December Activities...

Two days after Hailey came home we dragged her to a neighborhood ugly sweater party at the Passey's.  Always amazing food and fun friends...

 We celebrated cousin Kolby's baptism but forgot to take a picture of him! Hailey loved getting reacquainted with all the Cotterell kids.

Sunday afternoons...

Hailey and Grayson's FHE creation.

Good friend Jill returned home from Croatia. She and Hailey entered the MTC the same day!

Trip to Provo to get books warranted a return to one of Hailey's favorite lunch spots--Pita Pit!

John was out of town so Hailey accompanied me to the Tabernacle Choir Christmas Concert.

Cooper loves having all the siblings in the house because he gets so much attention!

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Christmas Dance

Grayson took his good friend Rose to the Woods Cross Winter dance.  They were in a group with 7 other couples--the guys are all close friends--and the Jowers served a delicious dinner at their home with help from the moms...

Sunday, December 6, 2015

Sister Tebbs Returns!

Sending a missionary out is one of the hardest things for a parent but a returning missionary is one of the most rewarding...

Sister Tebbs completed her mission on December 2 and arrived in SLC at 10 am.  We were ready for her!

Hillary couldn't get time off from work in California to come to the airport so she made the signs for us to hold up at the airport.

The waiting game...

She's coming!!!

First hugs are the best--especially after 18 long months (or 3 years in Garrett's case since their missions overlapped)


Sister Bybee came to see her. They served together in a YSA ward in Murfreesboro, TN.

Grayson grew a lot while she was gone.  He came up to her chin when she left and is almost a head taller now...

Hailey wanted to go to lunch at Cafe Rio which she had craved for 18 months and she talked to Hillary on the phone.

Cooper was ecstatic to see her!

Reunited again--best Christmas gift this year!!