Sunday, January 8, 2012


This year for Thanksgiving my parents and sister came into town, and my little brother lives here already.  It was a lot of fun.  I'm glad that we live in a bigger place now so that people can actually come visit and stay with us.  My sister came a few days early to hang out with me, meet little Travis and to help me get things ready.  It was so fun to just spend some time with her.  On Thanksgiving my mom helped me make my first turkey ever (she did most of the work) and it turned out delicious!  We had all of the traditional Thanksgiving foods, and were all stuffed!!  We got to use our nice dishes for the first time too.  Eric's parents were storing them for us for the past few years and we finally got them out here.  I felt so fancy using our nice stuff!!  I don't know what else to say about it other than it was a nice relaxing day.  Oh how I love the holidays...

The table set up and my cute sister

What Travis did while we stuffed ourselves

Our cute little pumpkin pie
My older brother was also in Utah for Thanksgiving, but he was with my sister-in-laws family for the actual holiday. We did get to see him and his family the Sunday before Thanksgiving when they were driving through.  They stayed with us for the night.  It was crazy but I loved it.  Travis got to meet all of his cousins.  My little niece Abbie (she's 2) loves babies so she was so excited to meet Travis.  She calls him baby "Gavis", so we all call him that now too.  She was so nice to him.  I had him laying in his little bouncy chair and she kept going over to him and putting blankets on him and stuff.  Such a good little mommy.  She also kept wanting to hold him.  Eric would try and help her hold him.  It was funny.  She wanted to do it all by herself, but she's not quite big enough for that.  After Thanksgiving his family came down again and we went to the Provo Beach Resort here in Provo.  It's this indoor play place that has arcade games, bowling, a ropes course, mini golf, a surfing thing, and so much more.  The kids loved it.
Eric and Tyler playing with Travis

Cute little Abbie

Tyler and Matt playing with Grandpa

Abbie "holding" Travis

It was so nice to be able to see all of my side of the family for Thanksgiving.  I wish we all lived closer.  Maybe someday...