Sunday, November 30, 2008


We had a fabulous Thanksgiving. It was originally going to be the four of us, plus Taylor's mom and her husband, but then Annedria called saying they were going to drive to the Springs and spend it with us. Marianne and Phil came down Wednesday around noon and we started some of the baking and prepping. Annedria and Scott arrived around 2:30 in the morning. We put a mattress downstairs in the living room for them and had a fire going for them when they got here. We all got some rest and were up before 8 am. Annedria got to meet Peyton for the first time and of course Annedria fell in love with her. How could you not? We all took turns helping out in the kitchen. Taylor played in the wards turkey bowl that day too. It started snowing very lightly around 2 which was beautiful. It stopped after about 15 minutes. Around 3pm we all sat down to eat.

We had a deliciously moist turkey and fabulous stuffing and gravy. Mashed potatoes and sweet potatoes of course. Pistachio salad, a relish tray, real cranberry's (not from a can) and rolls.

Ashton had just woke up from his nap minutes before eating which explains his funky hair. Grandma showed him how to put olives on his fingers.

We had a lot of sweets for dessert. We had 2 cherry pies, a pumpkin pie from scratch (from a real pumpkin) minced pie, and blueberry cheesecake. We also had homemade oatmeal chocolate chip cookies and homemade banana bread.

A few hours after dinner Marianne, Annedria, and I went to the theater and we watched Twilight. The beginning for me was a little awkward, but then I got into. Overall I really liked it. I could go on about what i thought, but not now. Ask me and I'll tell you. Taylor and Scott went and watched Quantum of Solace, the James Bond movie which he thought was alright. When Marianne, Annedria and I got out of the movies it was snowing again, but this time it covered the ground and continued to snow most the night. The next day almost all the snow was gone by the afternoon. While we were all at the movies Phil babysat for us. Thank you Phil! That night and the next day we played Mexican Trains and had a blast. Marianne and Phil went home that day. Annedria and Scott stayed one more night with us. We all continued to play Mexican trains some more. Saturday morning Annedria and Scott went to Marianne and Phil's home and stayed there for their last night in Colorado. They left early this morning to go back home.

Thank you Annedria and Scott for coming all this way. We had a great time.

1 comment:

Scott & Annedria said...

We had so much fun, and I was so glad to meet my beautiful neice. She is sooo precious and I did fall in love with her. I honestly don't know how anyone couldn't. Good job you guys on her!! The snow was alot of fun!! Wish we could have stayed longer. I'm so glad we got to go. Love you guys!!