Thursday, December 18, 2008

candlelight christmas

@ this is the place
we went to this is the place monument park with my mom, siblings, & cousin last night. every christmas holiday the park hosts 'candlelight christmas'. we had never been until yesterday (which i have no idea why...it was so cool!). they have a few trains that you ride around the place and all sorts of things to do and see. i would DEFINITELY recommend going...you only have a few days left though, so hurry (it ends on the 23rd)! they had a live nativity in one of the building's...the trains went all around the park (which is a big place)..the view of salt lake city was really pretty!...they had fun lights along the way... daddy & his boys keeping warm underneath the blanket...here's christy & her little boy tavner. we're so glad you guys came!..after we rode the train down the hill a ways we got off at brigham young's historic farm house. everyone in all the homes etc were dressed in character (brigham young, his wife, & more). they served hot cider inside the farm house..it hit the spot perfectly! :) out back of brigham youngs farm house was a cool barn with father christmas in it...live reindeer too!it was really cute how they had it all set up..you walked up some stairs to see father christmas (he was a really cool old school santa claus) who was on top of some real life roof's. there was chimney's too that blew out smoke! santa even had a real reindeer pulling his sleigh!... doesn't kaden look excited? :)... all of us with santa!...outside of the barn they had a big fire where everyone was singing carols :)... kader gator & mommy :)...riding the train again :)... this pic below is of one of the many cool buildings on their 'main street'. you could go into most of them...they had different activites & shops in each one like painting, different kids crafts, dancing...and a lot more!in one of the little buildings they had a puppet show. the boys were in awe..look at kade's face in the pic below this one :)..i think we started a family tradition...everyone had a lot of fun!!! thanks for coming up with the idea to go mom!

7 comments:

Heidi B C said...

That looks like so much fun!!!!! I haven't ever been there and I think you just made me really want to go. HOpefully we'll get there before Christmas

Cori said...

How cute! That does look fun! We'll have to do that next year for sure. I wish I had more time to do it this year, but I doubt it will happen.

Luke & Kellie said...

Kara- HI! I found your blog from Amy's- it's very fun. I love all the pictures!

Bale Family said...

That looks like fun! I didn't know they did anything up there at Christmas time! We'll have to check it out!

Mizukawa's said...

I love those kind of christmas things. I am going to miss this month.

Jamie said...

We were in Utah all of last week so I haven't seen your blog forever! Looks like your still having fun!!

Darla said...

I love all the pictures! You're awesome for taking so many...then later on in life you'll have all of them to look back on! I love it!! Love you guys!