After hours of playing games, watching movies and eating too much holiday food, we felt we needed a little exercise.
With all of the family in town, some had not seen the Anasazi petroglyphs near our house and we felt it was a hike even the small grandchildren would enjoy.
Everyone got to come except for Amy, who stayed home to take care of the new baby.
Ricci's family is also in town, so we joined our two families together for the hike.
With our busy schedules I often feel I don't get enough 'Ricci time', so it was fun to be able to find a common activity.
Ricci and my brother Jed.
Noah, Dano, and Mr. Cactus
The hike up to the petroglyphs takes about a half an hour.
There are hundreds of petroglyphs along the mountain's edge overlooking the Santa Clara River. When we arrived, a guide from the Red Mountain Spa was there with his group. He explained some of the personal research he had done on the meanings behind the signs.
The rocks can be a little dangerous for an (almost) 2 year old. Dano did a great job making sure Noah was safe.
This has been a wonderful holiday because all 5 of my children joined us this year.
Aubrey drove in from Phoenix.
Scott flew in from Brooklyn, New York and brought his girlfriend Jenny.
Elizabeth just took her last final at the University of Utah and is now a college graduate.
My brother Jed came in from California.
Being with family has made the best Christmas ever.