Monday, November 26, 2012

Thanksgiving Week 2012

We had a wonderful Thanksgiving week.  It was so nice to be with our family that we see so little.  It was a long drive, but well worth it.  We got to do lots of fun things while we were there.
We were able to listen to the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and see their Music and the Spoken Word performance.  It was amazing.  They had the huge orchestra and the bell choir there also.  A great way to start the week.

We got to visit the Salt Lake Temple where we were married 17 years ago next month (really, 17 years?  Where did the time go?  He hasn't changed a bit except he has gotten cuter)

And trips are sure fun, but man they make you tired too :)

Got to finally go to Kneaders for breakfast with Grandma, Mr J, and Miss E.  YUM!  Their French Toast is amazing!

Got to go to my grandparents' cabin.  So fun there!  My kids were a little disappointed there wasn't snow.  The week before they had 2 feet of snow, but we had beautiful, sunny, 60 degree weather while we were there.  I wasn't complaining.

My wonderful grandparents which I love so much!!!

We got to see the new city center shopping area City Creek--so fun!

Went on a bird watching walk around a lake with Grandpa and Grandma.

Those long grass weeds were really fun :)

Thanksgiving!  The girl cousin table--so much fun and so much yummy food!  So much to be thankful for!!!

Cousin sleepovers are so fun!

And finally the lights at Temple Square are amazing and so glad my kids were able to see them for the first time.

And the 1000+ mile trip home went great until we were about 60 miles from home, I was driving, and our tire blew.  Ugh.  So glad Ben knows what to do :)  So the return trip was a little longer than we expected, but we all made it home safe and sound and grateful for the wonderful time we had.  We are so blessed.

Hope you all had a great week and a great Thanksgiving!!!!  Christmas here we come!

Thanks for visiting and have a great week!

Chic Homeschool Mama


  1. No way! You went to Utah!!!! What a great trip. What a longgggggg trip. Ha ha. We did that drive from here once and I don't think I could ever do it again. Sigh. Looks like you had a fabulous time though!

  2. Looks like a wonderful week except for the tire blow on the way home. You guys got to do and see so many great things. We just hunkered down at home but I needed that!

  3. Oh my goodness! Those lights look really amazing.
    Happy early anniversary!

  4. Go Ben!! I'm so grateful for handy husbands like ours. I would be lost without mine.

    And didn't you love City Creek? We got there a lot and my kids love it.

    Absolutely - please let us know when you come again. If you have a free evening, we would love to have you for dinner. We have a big back yard, lots of basketball and fun things to do. But I know it's hard to fit in when you're visiting family.