Thursday, December 18, 2008

Winter Wonderland

Just as the snow started to fall Trey was outside in it. He just couldn't believe that it was snowing in VEGAS! He was out of school for the day due to parent teacher conference and was so excited to be able to be outside in the snow instead of school.

A little while later, it was still snowing. YAY! This is a picture of the front of our house with our tree still standing......

As the snow kept falling I realized I didn't have anything to cook for dinner. Trey was more than happy to go out and brave the snow to go to the grocery store with me. I was a little hesitant. We walked outside and our car was covered. I didn't have a scraper (are you kidding, it's vegas) so I had to go inside and get the broom. As I was coming back outside I slipped a couple of times but I caught myself thankfully. That would not have been good. My sides have already been hurting quite a bit from my ligaments stretching. The roads were kind of scary because they don't snow plow the roads here, so I just went slow and we made it just fine.

And now we are off to the grocery store and the car is FINALLY cleaned off!

When Jason got off of work, he came in the door and immediately told Trey "Lets go play in the snow" Trey was so excited. So as I was cooking dinner I decided to go outside and check on them. They had already built a massive snowman just from the snow on our sidewalk. I cannot believe how much it snowed here. Me being from Utah, and my husband being from New Jersey, we kind of miss the snow (sometimes.) So this was a great treat for us! No more dreaming of a white christmas. We got the real stuff.

After several hours of snowfall, our tree in our front yard collapsed. The snow was too heavy for it, and it fell right onto our sidewalk into three different parts. We decided to go in for the night and as we were watching TV, a banner came across the bottom screen and announced that clark county school district was taking a snow day today! So now Trey has no school today either. He was elated. It struck me kind of funny because I remember it snowing in Salina a ton and it seemed like we never got any snow days. But this is Vegas after all!!!!!!

"Our poor tree"

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Christmas Party

We had our annual Malmgren Christmas Party last weekend in Mayfield. We had a lot of fun. We ate dinner, unwrapped christmas presents, and then we were off on a wagon ride pulled by some clydesdale horses. They took us up to a little santa house and some little "elfs" came out of the house and gave us all candycanes. Then we made another stop to a nativity scene. We all sat on some benches and listened to a story about Joseph and Mary. When the story was finished we all had hot chocolate for the wagon ride back. It was very cold outside but everyone had a good time. Once we got back to the town hall where our party was held, we got a nice surprise. Santa Claus had dropped by to see us all. The children all got a present from him and Mrs. Claus. and were thrilled to see them both. I hope everyone has a Merry Christmas. It was great seeing all of the family again.