Sunday, December 5, 2010

Day of Thanks

We shared our day of thanks with our wonderful friends and neighbors (that alone is enough to be grateful:). Here are just some of the highlights caught on camera.

poor clark, just waiting for something to eat.

the brood, enjoying their feast.

the was as good as it looks

before you start licking your lips...these aren't snickerdoodles, this was my first failed attempt at non-dairy rolls. These were as disgusting as they appear. Luckily I made these early enough so I had to time to redeem myself and just made a normal batch...full of butter and whole milk.

...and here's Audrey (hiding under blanket), enjoying her first Thanksgiving meal.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Bosom Buddies

Our week of thanksgiving (a bit behind I know) started out great with a quick (and I mean quick) visit from our dear friends Herb & Ciara. We were one of their stops on their way to AZ. As quick as it was, it was so great to see them and catch up. Grace and Sage played every single moment they had together. As they were getting ready to leave, the kids and I were also getting ready to go see another great friend of mine, Debbie, up in Fresno, CA.

Debbie and I met while our husbands were at BYU in Provo. Then we followed each other up to the great northwest. We then moved to CA within months of each other. Poor thing, she just can't get rid of me. Our trip was quick but I'm so glad I went. Fresno is only 3 hours north of us. So I'm grateful that we're not too far for a quick trip to hang out and see each other every now and then. And to make it better, our kids get along great. It also happened to be my bday while there, and Debbie was sweet enough to treat us to an hour at the zoo. I would have loved to stay a bit longer, but with all the rain, we opted to leave. And later that night her husband was kind enough to watch the kids while we went out to eat. What a guy!

Thanks Debbie for everything and being such a sweet and dear friend!