We were sitting the fence on whether or not to put up a tree this year as we would be so busy to enjoy it very much.  However, since my office is moving this Friday, I didn't bother setting up the tree there only to have to take it down for the move.  Also, the office is shut down for the week of Christmas, so it wouldn't make much sense to set it up at the new space either.  
I figured the office tree and all of it's decor needed a good home this XMAS, so we decided to loot and to adopt it this season =)
The only problem once we brought it home was that this 10' tree was way too tall for our itty-bitty house. So we were crafty and took out the middle segment of the tree and decided to use the top and bottom half to make our first little Xmas tree. It's wobbly if you touch it too hard, but it's just great for us!  

Niels is like a little boy in this picture

Ta Dah!
 Well, I learned here, that pictures of trees never do justice because you can't see all the detail.  


Christmas Goodies

So, this is my (Niels's) firsts post on our little blog. I thought I'd spread the love and post a few Christmas songs. This year I've been listening to more "modern" Christmas tunes, so here's a few that are pretty hard to come by.


Good times, good times.

We are always happy and very willing to escape the cold and the snow. Last weekend we traded Utah's first snow day, for a heavy weekend of rain in Arizona! We flew down along with the rest of the family to celebrate the retirement of Dave Colton, Niels' step-father. It was a great and relaxing time filled with late-night girl talk among the sisters, and lots of sports watching among the brothers (and grandpa, of course).
Niels and I have been fairly spoiled the past three weeks with complimentary, fancy schmancy dinners. We have eaten at Sundance, La Caille, Ben & Sara's (my sister-in law who is in culinary school), The resort where Dave's retirement dinner was held, and Bambara at Hotel Monaco, SLC. Not too bad for newlyweds, eh? We have struggled with our transition back to normal people food this week. =)

A VERY Rare Occasion: The Colton/Jensen Crew Minus all the grandchildren at the dinner.

My mother-in-law treated the girls to pedicures! (oh yeah, and my my brother- in -law Dave too!)

Usually wives get baby hungry before their husbands do . . . These pictures of Niels and our niece Abby make me wonder if that will be the case for us.

Only in Utah . . .

A bumper sticker I saw in the Target parking lot tonight.