Sunday, November 30, 2008

A Fun and Eventful Weekend!

I just love Thanksgiving! These weekend was such a good one! We were able to close a little early on Wednesday, and then we were closed Thursday and Friday as well. It was awesome! Unfortunately, since Devin hasn't hit his 90 days yet, he still had to work 40 hours this week, so he ended up working both Friday and Saturday. That was kind of a bummer, but luckily he works in the morning so he was able to get off in the early afternoon. Thanksgiving was a lot of fun. We went up to Woods Cross to eat dinner with Devin's family at 1. His immediate family wasn't there, but his extended family was so it was good to see them again. We went to his uncle's house and had a delicious Thanksgiving dinner. We then came back to eat with my family. We had a smaller group than we usually have, but it was still a lot of fun. We ate yummy food and played some fun games (even though some did get a little heated...). We had a little competition last year to see who could gain the most weight from all the food, and of course, Devin had to beat his record from last year. This year he ate 11.7 pounds of food. Can you believe that?! He was definitely feeling it for the rest of the night. Friday was a fun day. I ended up going to Home Depot in the morning to get a grill that was on sale and also some Christmas decorations. This was the first year that I have ever gone shopping on the day after Thanksgiving. It's definitely not my favorite thing to do... Then I helped my mom put up her Christmas decorations. I love Christmas decorations!! We always put them up on the day after Thanksgiving and it is so much fun. My mom has quite the collection of nativities. That is definitely one of my favorite things. Here are a few of my favorites:

This one is my all time favorite. My mom and dad painted this one, and they have had it for a long time. It always goes on top of the piano. :)

She always tries to collect nativities that are different. To give you an idea of how many she has, here are a couple pictures of some she has in the living room. And this isn't even all of them.

I just love her collection of nativities! Setting up her Christmas decorations took us pretty much all day, but it was a lot of fun. Her house looks really cute. Saturday I went and saw Twilight again with Nancy, Tricia, and Kara. And then Devin's cousins had a "cousins party" so we went up to Bountiful for that. We played some games and ate some food. It was fun! Thanks Krista and Jay! December is going to be a busy month for us. We are moving into our apartment this weekend. Yay! Then we are going to Colorado next weekend to visit Devin's family again. We are excited for that. Then we just have lots of family Christmas parties. It is going to be a busy month, but it's gonna be a lot of fun! We hope you all had a good Thanksgiving and that any holiday plans are going well!


Leslie said...

I can't believe your mom painted that one nativity's beautiful. We always put our tree up the day after thanksgiving. but this year I did it a couple of days before

Hay Dub said...

I can't believe Devin ate that much food! I loved all the pictures of your moms natavity collection. So beautiful. What a neat memeory for you and your family. It was so nice to see you guys on Thanksgiving! Can't wait to see pictures from your Denver trip:)

Nancy said...

Thats a fun post. I love her nativities too, We may have to draw for the piano nativity. I don't think anyone will go down on that one without a fight!!

Harrop Family said...

How is moving coming along? I can't wait to see pictures of your new home. I'm sure it will be darling. It is definitely a crazy month to be moving too. How is the weather over there? I hope it isn't slippery for moving. Cant even wait to see you guys!!!

Tricia said...

Too fun! I love all of mom's nativities too. I'm waiting for some pics of your apartment and hope you had a fun trip to CO!

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