Thursday, January 9, 2014


Thanksgiving this year was a little different than usual.  We had planned to have Thanksgiving dinner with my family the Saturday before Thanksgiving, cause Matty was scheduled to fly to the MTC in Brazil on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving.  He didn't end up getting his visa in time, so he actually entered the MTC in Provo the week before our planned dinner, Meg and her family already had plane tickets so we ended up sticking to the original plan, we just missed Matty.  I went down to Provo with the girls on Friday, and we got to stay for more than a week!  DJ came down late on Friday night after his basketball games, stayed through Sunday, then had to go back to Ogden for work until Wednesday morning, when he came back down to Provo til Sunday morning with us.  It was SO fun to spend time with my sister, I don't get to see her enough!  While they were in town we played the Two Dollar game for FHE, which was a blast as usual!  We spent time just hanging out and it was great for Lex to be able to spend some time with her cousins.

Lex helping me make cookies sometime before Thanksgiving:

Decorating for Christmas! 
 (Which totally happened before Thanksgiving this year.  Lex and I LOVED it!)
 Lex had so much fun playing with the Nativity this year!  

After the $2 game with her "Bibbidi Bobbidi Boo!" wand:
 Led and Annie with their wands:

When DJ came back down to Provo we went bowling as a family.  Lex had so much fun!

On actual Thanksgiving, we spent the day with DJ's family.  They had come to town for a few days, and it was awesome to be able to spend time with both families for the holiday!

Lex reading with Mammie:

Grandma Eva Mae and Mia Mae:

We got some "Black Thursday" shopping in that night when we went to the Wal Mart in Payson.  It was DJ's first time going out to a store right when the sales started and he was not exactly loving it haha!  The good news is, we got some movies, some PJ's for Lex and were back to my mom's house in Provo by like 10pm.  That's WAY better than getting up early to do it!

We went to Levi's wedding in Logan on Friday, which was really cool.  On Saturday we blessed Mia, which I already blogged about, but that was the highlight of my week.  She has such a sweet, special little spirit!

The highlight for Lex was probably playing with my mom's dog.  She loves that little guy!  They've been pals ever since we brought her home from the hospital :)

Lex playing with the dog under the door (he sleeps in the bathroom at night):
 Lex "feeding" the dog some of the play food from the kitchen:

All in all, it was a wonderful week!!!


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