Monday, December 28, 2009

Christmas Weekend

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.
Christmas Eve

My Grandma set up her little town under the tree this year:
Christmas Eve

Here's a shot of Mushna by the tree:
Christmas Eve

And another of my Grandma's spoiled dog:
Christmas Eve

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 Eve
Christmas Eve

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:

Christmas Lights on Christmas Night

Christmas Lights on Christmas Night

Christmas Lights on Christmas Night

Christmas Lights on Christmas Night

I was also able to get the flash out to get a few good shots of a very cold Mushna:
Christmas Lights on Christmas Night

Christmas Lights on Christmas Night

And another of my friend Dave:
Christmas Lights on Christmas Night

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:
Train and Tubing

Train and Tubing

This is the meanest snow plow I've ever seen.
Train and Tubing

This is the train we actually rode on:
Train and Tubing

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:
Train and Tubing

It's hard to see but here is he is at the top, getting ready to come down:
Train and Tubing

And here's the descent:
Train and Tubing
Train and Tubing
Train and Tubing

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:
Christmas Eve
Christmas Night
Train ride and tubing

1 comment:

Steve-o said...

Some very nice shots in there, especially the Provo night shots.

Why is your cousin wearing what looks like a dress from 1863?