Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Thanksgiving catch up

First I have to say Thanks Amanda. I have just been in this mood were I really just don't want to blog...I have so much to share...and SSOOO many pictures... that it just kind of seems overwhelming. So here is to a brief catch up on what our family has been up to these past 2 weeks....(yes I know it has been awhile...)

Thanksgiving Week was so much fun. My mother-in-law and sister-in-law Natalie came into town late Monday night to spend the week with us. I had so much fun having them here- we got to do some Christmas shopping, went and had the VIP tour of UNLV, went to Bass Pro Shop (might I add the biggest one in the nation) and got to take FREE pictures with Santa (and yes they give you the pictures for go check it out). We loved taking them to Bass just because it is just like a zoo, the kids LOVE going there. They have real stuffed animals, like real bears that have been stuffed so they still look real (following here??) Anyway, they have bears, lions, a giraffe, and all sorts of other animals-along with a HUGE aquarium! And once again it is all it. On Wednesday Anne arrived (other sister-in-law) from Provo and we just had a grand old time.

Thursday was Thanksgiving and our menu consisted of a 17lb bird, mashed potatoes, stuffing, green bean casserole, cranberry sauce, and my favorite part of the day pies- a pumpkin cheesecake, apple cranberry, and a double chocolate cheesecake...SSOO good.

Friday we went to Paris, just us girls... ha if only- right? We actually went to go so a show that we had free tickets for but they were all sold out so we went up to the top of the Eiffeel tower monument on the strip and looked out over Vegas.

We also went to The Festival of lights that night (so neat!!) Both kids were out of their car seats and loved every second of it.

especially the hats that they got to wear!

Sadly enough Mom and Natalie had to take off early Saturday morning, but Anne got to stick around so we decided to "hike" Exploration peak with her early Saturday morning.

The kids loved it...Bennett was not a fan of how he was going up the mountain but like he has much say in the matter. Anyway- it was nice having Anne with us that last day because she could help us with some with the kids, and best of all take some family pics for us... yippee.


Alison said...

I love to see pictures of your two kids together. I can't help imagine the way Eliza and Henry will be in another year or so...

I'm glad you were able to spend Thanksgiving with some family!

Amanda F said...

Yippie! You made my evening. I have missed the updates and am glad to have you back and blogging. It sounds like things are going well. Phone date soon... please!

Laura said...

It looks like you are enjoying Vegas! Your kids are getting older and cuter! We sure miss you here in Bloomington.

sherman and juliette said...

Hi, this might be wired but I came acrossed your blog through a friend. I hope you don't mind, I was a friend of Big "D" at BYU-ID. What a darling family you guys have and Samye you are beautiful, I always new Big "D" would marry someone beautiful! It sure is good to see that him and his family are doing so well! Take care!

Juliette Beus Blaser

vickersfam said...

sounds like a fun time. that's a cute family picture