Here is one of Dad and Mom reading the annual Christmas Chronicle. We made Dad laugh harder this year then any other year I can remember. I think it was due to this cartoon depicting an unfortunate encounter between Santa's sleigh and a helicopter. Sorry Mom.
This is one of Dad and Eric playing with one of Eric's new Christmas toys. We were very careful to put all the marbles in a bag so they wouldn't fall into Beth's hands. We still can't find the bag of marbles. While all the Allemans were here a friend of one of Ryan's uncles let us go up and "play" in his barn. I know that doesn't sound all that fun, but just wait till you see this barn. It's about a 30 minute drive up toward Heber.
Here is a view inside. There is a basket ball court when you first walk in the door, a ping-pong table, and huge chess board. A little further in there's a loft with 6 or so beds, 3 bathrooms, a walk-in closet full of tennis racquets (for the outdoor courts), balls of every kind, Frisbees and any other toy you think would belong in a place like this. There's also a huge kitchen, a tool room, living room, piano... you get the idea.
Here is a view of the living room. The fire was so warm and the couches were so soft.
Here is a view of the kitchen. I would love an island like this some day in my kitchen. I have never seen one bigger.
Here is the upstairs loft. These beds were so soft and comfortable
It was a fun afternoon, a great way to bring in the new year.