We had a very eventful Thanksgiving weekend this year. I was going to break each days’ event down into three posts, but after thinking about it, I think I’ll just put the whole thing in one. Sorry it’s a little lengthy!
The first thing this weekend was that my friend Dayna and her husband came from Vegas to celebrate Thanksgiving with us. It was awesome! They are so smart to have come south rather than north to spend some time with us in our gorgeous weather (this is a commercial to persuade anyone reading this to come visit us in the winter, early spring or late fall…our weather is much milder if you want to get out of the snow or cold...wink, wink, nudge, nudge…).
Dayna and I cooked in the kitchen pretty much all morning long, then we took naps, or rested (I had some “me” time) and then we came back to the kitchen to finish shaping and baking rolls and warming up everything else that had already been prepared while Jared and Jeff carved the turkey. Then us girls took showers went and freshened up right before we sat down to dinner.Kiss the Cooks! We’re all sweaty and disgusting but we’re having fun!
Lucky Jared got to spend most of his Thanksgiving hanging out with the kids (except when he was playing Turkey Bowl with the Elders).
Vivian letting Dayna hold her.
Me and Jared as I made the gravy with my scraggly straight wet hair (I didn’t find my hairdryer until yesterday so I had dumb hair after my showers for a couple of weeks). This is a photo of Dayna and Jeff while he tries to find the “oysters” on the Turkey.Jared, plating the turkey. Christian, checking out all the yummy food. Everyone at our feast (except for me, the photographer).
Vivian was getting a little bored with all of our talk after dinner and started playing Peek-A-Boo with her bib. It was very funny. Here’s a little clip Jeff took (I ran out of tape, dang it).
The next day was pretty much spend at the Phoenix Zoo with Jeff and Dayna.
Vivian was enjoying wearing Jeff’s hat.
After the Zoo, Dayna and Jeff left to get a glimpse of the Grand Canyon. I was really sad to see them go but I’m glad that they spent the time they did with us. It was so much fun to be able to spend even a short amount of time with one of my best friends again. Thanks you two for coming! Please, come again soon!
My Saturday was spent throwing a baby shower for my friend Sherrada. Her sister Kalei and I threw it at my house (now that it’s the bigger of the two). I made a bear cake and I’m pretty happy with how it turned out though it’s wasn’t as perfect as I was hoping it would be.
Jared took Christian to Tangled during the shower and Vivian hung out with me. She was actually surprisingly happy the whole time and not too clingy…she seemed happy to be checking out everything……like people’s water bottles and keys and other things. :)
Here’s a cute photo of Kalei and her new baby and Sherrada with her belly. Such cute sisters!
It was a crazy weekend but I’m a little sad it’s over. *sniff* I love visitors.