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Monday, January 5, 2009

Arizona Trip

We had a great time on our 2 week stay during the holidays with our extended families in Arizona. We got to spend a lot of time with family, have some fun family outings, and eat at all our favorite places like Sonic, Jack in the Box, Mattas, and Claim Jumpers. We also tried out Moki's, a Hawaiian place . . . the food was awesome & we happened to show up on the night that they had live entertainment. Chase was absolutely enthralled by the Hawaiian dancing; he was almost as much fun to watch as the floor show! We also took advantage of the great Arizona weather to take some family pictures (thank you to my mom & sister who took the photos).

Chase plays a very active shepherd in my family's rendition of the Christmas story

Christmas morning

Unlike a lot of the cousins who were afraid of the Yule Tompton (our Swedish Santa Claus), Chase couldn't take his eyes off of him when he got called up to get his present at our annual Christmas Eve Smorgasbord with my extended family.

Chase enjoys a visit with Grandma Merkley after the Smorgasbord

Chase loved the animals at the zoo

Chase is showing off his new skills (clapping) at Grandma & Grandpa's house.

More from our trip to the zoo

Family pictures

The Christmas light display at the Mesa, Arizona LDS Temple

And after the trip . . . I think I spot a kid in the middle of all that laundry . . . 3 days later, the laundry was finally finished!


  1. What a fun trip and great family time! Chase looks like he had a blast. Hope everyone has adjusted to the time change...

  2. WHOOHOO...what a fun trip and glad you are once again a threesome!