I know this post is a bit overdue, but life here has been crazy, crazy, crazy, crazy, crazy. As of today, Ryan and I both finally have some time to breathe, so here we go.
We left Oregon on the 23rd to go up to Washington to be with my family for Thanksgiving. That morning, before we left, we woke up to snow! Not a ton, as you can see, but it was Nathan’s first snow and that made it special.
He wasn’t too sure about the snow. He hated that it got on his shoes and stuck there. Other than that, he didn’t really care about it.
We got to see my entire family for Thanksgiving. My brother Ryan came from Rexburg, and my brother Kevin drove down from Bellingham.
I did not eat this turkey leg. That would be gross. I realized after dinner was over that I hadn’t really taken pictures, so we threw this one in for good measure. Nathan slept through the whole meal, which was delightful.
This year, my brother Jesse’s birthday fell on Thanksgiving day so to celebrate (besides eating Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice Cream Cake) we all went to see Harry Potter! My parents stayed home with Nathan and it was so fun to go out and do something with all my siblings.
I wore my official Harry Potter t-shirt. The same one I’ve worn to every single Harry Potter movie. It must have shrunk a little bit because I definitely haven’t gotten any bigger since I was 15.
We loved the movie and can’t wait to see part two! I can’t remember when I was last so excited about something!
Nathan got in on some of the Thanksgiving action when we had pie. I was surprised to find that he LOVES pumpkin pie. Like father, like son.
My mom and I decided to do Black Friday together this year. Neither of us had done it before. So I got up at 3:30 in the morning and went to Target, all the while wondering what the heck I was thinking! Actually, I found people to be very nice and friendly- no one rude or shoving or cranky. I also discovered that it’s not the getting in that takes so much time, it’s the getting out!
On Saturday, before we headed back home, Alex and her family came down for a visit. It’s so nice that our parents live near each other so we can coordinate visits and see each other some times. This time, we got to meet baby Ben.
We just saw them in July but I was having MAJOR Alex withdrawals so it felt like it had been years. Speaking of years, in September Alex and I will have been friends for 15 years!
Hey Alex, lets ditch our kids and go on an anniversary trip!
Everybody needs an Alex. I’m so lucky.
We all took a walk to the park and let the kids play.
Then Alex and I ran off to lunch together and conveniently both forgot our phones.
What a fun trip!