Sunday, December 26, 2010

Christmas 2010

We had a lovely christmas. It was so fabulous to have all the kids home! The Babies are so sweet we love having them with us.  We started Christmas eve going to the movies with our neighbors and then Dinner at their house I believe this is year 15 of Christmas Eve with the Mosmans!  We had lots of punch (my favorite!), yummy lentil soup (and yes Jennie I had extra for you!)  followed by a fabulous pecan and pear green salad and artichoke chicken!  It was Delicious!  Everyone was woke up this year at 6:00am by Addison and Weston!  We had a great day opening presents, watching movies, playing games and staying in our PJS all day!  We had a delicious Christmas dinner of Prime Rib (Thanks to Cory for the Fab recipe!) and funeral potatoes and then no Pennington meal would be complete with out Grandma Pats "Pink Salad"!    It was a great day and now we still have a whole week off before school starts!  Derek is back to basketball this week 2 practices a day and Steve is back to work - but for the rest of us we will probably do a little shopping and maybe see a movie or two!

Christmas Eve with the Mosmans

Jackie and Weston
Christmas Eve PJ's
Playing a little bit of COSMIC BALL - I had to move all presents they were getting a little rough!

Weston got some Aviators from Santa

Addison loves Christmas!

Addison fit inside Grace's new American Girl Doll Camper! HA

Playing a little bit of Just Dance 2

Thursday, December 23, 2010

It's True!

They say Utah has the Greatest Snow on earth and we are now BELIEVERS!!!  We had FEET of powder to ski in!  We have stories of snow up to your waist!  It was the greatest!  It was a great way to start our Christmas Vacation!  We were so lucky Shannon and Cory brought there family up to ski with us which was really nice!  We sure love Cousins!  Even Jackie and Justin and the Babies came up for a night but Jackie said the babies were to young to start skiing!  Maybe next year! HA
The whole crew on our way out to ski
Derek LOVED all the powder

Shannon, Lauren and Savannah

The kids love to play in the snow and then jump in the Hot tub

This is what happens after  you Ski hard for 7 hours! He seriously fell asleep at 6:30

Uncle Steve finally made friends with Ivy - She even said he was on Santa's Nice list! HA

Friday, December 17, 2010

And He Makes the Paper!

We have a big rivalry with the town that is 8 miles from us called Pullman and Derek's Varsity Team played them last night.  Pullman has been undefeated and the paper has been VERY positive in their write ups and they have had an easy schedule!  We have not had the greatest start to our season BUT we have played VERY hard teams and lost by only a few points but the paper has not been so favorable to us in their write ups.  It was a big night!  Derek got to start and did GREAT!  We Won 41-38 and this mornings paper was very favorable towards us and Derek was mentioned in the paper! WOOT WOOT! Since you probably can't read it I will quote the Daily News-
Bears forced 16 turnovers while its offense only turned it over six times.  Moscow did that with starting point guard Lane Brooks on the bench with an injury. 
Filling in the majority of the time for Brooks was Derek Pennington.   "Derek really controlled the tempo," Coach Donaldson said. "We only had six turnovers and we were averaging close to 17 a game.  So we took care of the ball and that's key."  He also hit four clutch free throws in the final seconds of the game and defensively he kept Drake from getting hot late.

Way to go Derek!  He was pretty happy when he got home last night!  He had a great game and now we can quite hearing how GREAT Pullman is! HA
I was so caught up in the game I didn't take any pictures - but here is a great one of him playing Defense.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010


And so another season begins! We love Bear Basketball! Both Savannah and Derek are #11 - it is a favorite in our family - Steve was also #11.  The only draw back to basketball season is it's the same season as skiing!  So that limits our ski season.   GO BEARS!

1st 3 pointer of the season - and it was good!