Monday, November 29, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!

We had a great Thanksgiving this year! I cooked my first turkey! We had Grandma Dottie over for a late lunch Thanksgiving Day and served turkey with all the fixings! I think it turned out pretty good for the first time. If I ever do it again I might do it differently but no one went hungry! That morning we all went together to see Tangled. It was darling!
Before the big carve! I know it's little but it only had to feed 6!

Hannah made cute little place cards for everyone!

Rub a dub dub! Thanks for the grub!
The next day we celebrated Thanksgivng with my side of the family at Nana & Papa's church. There are so many of us we really don't fit anywhere else! Our kids had fun playing with cousins in the gym! I worked hard on my contribution to the meal, picking up pies at Marie Calendars! (I had to take it easy after my hard work the day before!)

Hannah and some of her fabulous girl cousins!
Crazy Jack!

Luke & Nick, best buddies!

Me, Nana & Jack

We are so grateful this year to be back with friends and family in Utah. Happy Thanksgiving!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Got Lights?

So our neighbor called a few days ago to inform us he was renting a boom lift to hang his Christmas lights and wanted to know if we would like to use it also! Apparently we have moved onto a version of "Christmas Street" and next door to the Griswolds! We weren't even sure we were hanging Christmas lights but got a little bullied into it! We can be so bah-humbug but we are glad we did it! Our kids love it and it looks great! Hannah was so brave and wanted to go up & help Dad. It was pretty windy that day and the lift was moving & bumping all over the place!

Keith has more life insurance than I do so he got the job of going up high in the lift and hanging the lower lights by getting up on the ladder. He only smashed his hand once and got a small case of frostbite!
Well worth the effort and just in time too, it ended up snowing over 6 inches that night! Now we can say we are the weirdos who put up their Christmas decorations before Thanksgiving! Here's to the start of a very merry season!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Park City!

We headed up the canyon to spend the weekend in beautiful Park City! Thanks Grandma for letting us use your condo....we had a fabulous time!

We spent most of our time chilling, watching movies & playing games in the condo.

We also spent a lot of time swimming at the pool & hanging in the hot tub.

There were a couple of a fun game rooms with video games, pool, air hockey, ping pong & chess.

Hannah lost a tooth while we were gone & luckily the tooth fairy visits you while on vacation! She now has 3 teeth in a row missing in the front with a 4th very loose. I guess we know what she'll be asking for this Christmas!
We went out to dinner on Main Street and got a treat at the Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory after. It was so gorgeous with the leaves changing to beautiful autumn colors and the weather was perfect with just a hint of fall crisp in the air.
It was the weekend get-a-way we needed! Spending fun family time together!

Monday, November 1, 2010

Happy Halloween!

We had such a great Halloween this year! The kids had parties in school, with friends & neighbors and at the ward. We got tons of candy trick or treating & at the ward trunk or treat! Hannah was Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz, Nick was Dash from the Incredibles and Jack was a monkey!

We had a great time carving & painting pumpkins! All 3 loved playing with the guts!

The day before Halloween we went to Cornbellies at Thanksgiving point! We had a blast riding the cow train, jumping on the giant pillows, watching pig races, riding the rides and finding our way through a giant corn maze!

Hope everyone had a fun, spooky & Happy Halloween!