Friday, December 19, 2008

Christmas in the Cottam house

I would just like to say I love that Kyle and I are just like two little kids...Christmas shopping at the Cottam home has been finished for some time. (since Thanksgiving) AND...we have been watching and waiting...shaking gifts, taking wild guesses (that was me) and making a couple of very accurate guesses (that was Kyle). We taunted each other, teased and randomly brought it up throughout the day. Thus it was always the topic of conversation. The question is will both of us give in?

Lets just say that we are just like patience what-so-ever...but yet, we are adults that get to choose when to open gifts! Patience didn't win out. Christmas came last Saturday...
Christmas Pictures
One of the favorite things about Christmas time is the Christmas cards...And because Kyle and I change so incredibly much, we thought (and by we I mean I) that it would be a wonderful idea to have new photos taken. Thankfully I know a photographer...(who is the best and did a wonderful job!) aka, one of my student workers named Jami! Realize that we had a time crunch, and only had a two day window. Day one: no snow. And I just had to have pretty snow pictures...not out in the yucky brown! Thankfully snow came on the night in between day one and day two. So day two we had these taken.
The second half of this story is that Kyle had the great idea to have some of them taken up at the SUU cabin...which is very picturesque...but also up the canyon=very cold! If you look closely in the cabin pictures you see small signs that show you how cold we were. Perfect example here:
I didn't think that we would be walking very far from the car...and I didn't want to get my coat wet. So I thought of the best idea! I would leave the coat in the car! Right...great idea Megs...Here is where Kyle hands me his coat, which looks great on me if I don't say so myself, being the gentleman that he is and freezes himself. I felt so bad.
Next: Please note in the next picture how dark the tips of my fingers are. That is because they were bright red!
I really wanted to have a picture of us walking out in the snow...cause if I was going to postpone the pictures because of no snow then I needed to do some in the snow! I think that they did turn out pretty cute...even though Kyle didn't want to hold my hand in them cause his hand was so cold...obviously I won that one though.
And here we are running after all the pictures were done. Yes, we were that cold. (Did I mention that we were cold?)
And the moral of this whole long story: the best pictures come in the last ten minuets. And after all the pictures that Jami is the winner for the Christmas cards: