Monday, November 29, 2010

Our Thanksgiving

We had a great Thanksgiving this year. Brad, Laurel, Michelle, their two cousins, Jake and Trinn, along with my father were all here this year and what a crowd it was. There was a bed for everyone though and food galore! The weather turned cold just as they arrived and stayed for awhile but it didn't stop those boys from hunting, hunting, and more hunting. All Brad wanted to get this trip was a coyote, but luck was not in his favor, however, and Trinn got a nice one in our backyard. They got two deer as well, and Brad now knows that when you shoot a deer, you clean a deer. No thank you! It's a good thing my father was here to guide the way in gutting it and yah, there is still a mess in the shop, but then what is a shop for right? I will spare you the photos :)

Lou Lou made some yummy cinnamon hard candy so Laurel and Grandma are testing it out.

Jake enjoys his computer and that's all I'm going to say about that.

I suppose Brad does too.

And the group too.

Oh, and Mark and I. BUT we were "skyping" Clark so we have a good excuse. We missed you Clark. We will make up for it in a few weeks. ALOHA!

We played a new card game called, the worst game ever. It was a fun one and we all played quite a few rounds during the week.

The cousins + Lou Lou.

Just some random shots of the meal.

Oh Laurel, you're so dramatic....and we love it! "please don't make me sing" snl

Left to right....Trinn, Janson( Kelly's bf and Trinn's old missionary companion, and yes a coincidence), Kelly, Neal, Brad, Michelle, and Michael. Michael is from Simi Valley going to BYU who was up with some friends that live here. I'm telling you, there are conections all over the place in this area. It's crazy.

The "grownup" table. Mark, his mom, his Aunt Edna, cousin Tressa, my father, Chris, and me.

Chris and Lou Lou. Nice pic Lou!

It was a fantastic, fun and food filled week with the gang here. My father was a real champ and hero to drive from SLC with these crazy kids and then to do it all over again on the way home . Not sure I could or would do that at the age of 80. Just a side note: before he jumped in the car in SLC, he had already driven 4 hours from St. George. See? A real champ!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Hello Winter :(

I am really sorry to have to report bad news here, but winter has arrived with a vengeance. The wind blew hard all night along with rain and then started snowing around 7am. It is now sticking with very low visibility and a north wind. Just so you know.

We had a lousy summer but a really great fall and now a wake-up call for winter. One more day of fall weather would have been superb since Mark and Michelle are driving from Utah right now, as I write. The rest of the crew will be here this weekend so I hope this silly storm settles down.

Laurel, you wanted a new post. Are you ok with this one?