We had a busy weekend around Christmas. Thursday, the 24th, we went to my Grandma and Grandpa's house for their Christmas Eve party.
This is my Cousin playing the violin.
My Grandma set up her little town under the tree this year:
Here's a shot of Mushna by the tree:
And another of my Grandma's spoiled dog:
After visiting the Grandparents, we attended a Filipino Christmas Party. Mushna said that it's traditional for Filipinos to stay up until midnight on Christmas Eve. We didn't make it that late. Mushna found a guy in Provo who could roast an entire pig for her.
Christmas Night, we decided to head down to Provo after dark to photograph the Christmas lights. It was really cold, but I wanted to get out there before the lights were taken down:
I was also able to get the flash out to get a few good shots of a very cold Mushna:
And another of my friend Dave:
Saturday morning, we woke up and drove to Heber. Mushna got tickets to ride the Heber Creeper (an antique train) from Heber down to Soldier Hollow (where the Cross Country Skiing events were held during the Olympics years ago).
Here are a few shots of the Heber Creeper and other train engines/cars around the yard:
This is the meanest snow plow I've ever seen.
This is the train we actually rode on:
Once at Soldier Hollow, we spent a few hours tubing down the mountain. I used my 2X teleconverter on my 70-200 to track her up the mountain, the took it off to get her coming down.
Here is he is being pulled up the hill:
It's hard to see but here is he is at the top, getting ready to come down:
And here's the descent:
It was a busy, cold weekend. I'm getting over a cold, so I probably should have spent more time resting, but it was fun.
You can see the sets here:
Train ride and tubing