A Very Merry Christmas

This Christmas was such a magical one. Clark and I flew up to Spokane to visit Clark's family this year. It was the last year his whole family would be together for at least the next few years. Trey is leaving on his mission this summer and his brother Taft may leave before Trey gets home. So this Christmas was  so special for the whole Julian fam to be together. My mother in law, Stacy, is the most fun, creative loving person ever. She really made my first Christmas away from home definitely a memorable one. We made gingerbread houses, went Christmas shopping, visited with friends, and soaked the Christmas season all in! I feel like Washington snow is pretty different than Utah snow. While we were there, the snow would just lightly fall all day long. So magical! Christmas morning we had the sister missionaries over which is always so fun. Christmas morning, Stacy made Clark and I a Seattle scavenger hunt around the whole house. She gave us clues we had to solve relating to the history of Seattle. SO fun! What gave us all a good laugh, was the night before Christmas we all got our pajamas. Clark got thee big kid "truck themed" pajamas 😂 But we matched! 



We flew home to Utah a few days after Christmas for work. We had the following couples days the next week for New Years off so Clark and I took a quick trip to Arizona to visit my family. It was sunny and warm and a perfect 75 degrees. We hiked Camelback, rode bikes around Scottsdale, worked out with my dad at the high school track, Clark and I rode our bikes to downtown Gilbert, visited families in the neighborhood and went to Spinatos with my friend Tori and her husband. Soo good to take advantage of the amazing weather before it warms up to 110 degrees next week ;)