Wednesday, December 4, 2013


Welcome to our Thanksgiving recap via iPhone pics. First off, I was able to go help at Molly's kindergarten Thanksgiving Feast. Everyone brought 25 small things for them to eat (carrot sticks, crackers, small rolls, a piece of candy, etc). The kids all wore their cute hats and enjoyed the feast. I got to help pass out all the food with a few other moms.

Once they had their food they got to watch A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving. Lucky kids! They were so funny to listen to. They laughed at the littlest things in the movie. It was pretty entertaining.

Wednesday morning we headed to Park City to meet up with the Pendletons. My in-laws used their time share for us for the week. They had an indoor pool and hot tub! The kids really enjoyed it.

Having some hot chocolate and watching cartoons one morning.

For our actual Thanksgiving meal, we drove to downtown SLC and ate at Tucano's. In addition to some of their yummy meats and regular menu items, they also had traditional turkey, mashed potatoes and gravy, green bean casserole, etc. They also served fried turkey and bacon wrapped turkey. Yummy! Jackson actually loved all of the meat! I was impressed. I just kept putting everything on his plate and he would eat it!

It was all yummy! Here is my first plate :)

The pineapple was delicious. Brooke is on the left and my cute niece McKenna on the right.

Left to right around the circle: Mark, Carly, Shelley, Maddy, Brad, Molly, Val, Ashley and Paxton.

Left to right: Justin, Brooke, Sunny and Kyle.

The kids ate for free, but the adults got to pick one dessert. We ordered an extra piece of cake for the girls. I think you can see that they liked it.

Justin ordered the creme brûlée.

More time in the pool.

Sunny did makeovers for us one day! It was fun.

We had fun hanging out with the kids.

We did several activities with the kids one day. We had little coloring books with stickers, made ornaments and decorated cookies.

They were so proud of their creations.

Jackson's favorite thing to do! Read books.

We also decided while there that we would open Christmas gifts since it will be an off year for the family. We all ended up bringing the gifts or buying them while there, so it worked out well. It was more fun to do it together than separately.

Here we all are anxiously anticipating the gifts...

Jackson got this cookie monster and some tractors that move and turn.

Ali got a Cinderella horse and carriage. The carriage turns into a pumpkin.

Molly got a barbie with a scooter.

We got Justin's dad a clay pigeon thrower. He was excited. Justin, Val and Mark went to Cabela's at about 1 am and waited in line until they opened at 6. They were too late for some of the amazing door busters. Bummer. But Justin got this gift! So I guess it was worth it. Although they all said never again!

Saturday we checked out of our hotel, but we met up later at City Creek in Salt Lake and then we saw the lights at Temple Square.

This was the end of our fun weekend!

Now just for fun...
We had the kids open up some Christmas jammies a couple nights ago.

Doing his favorite thing....again ;)

Loving the holidays! We feel so blessed in so many ways.


emily said...

that looks really great - going out for Thanksgiving dinner seems like a fun change from the traditional. i'm sure it was a nice break for everyone!

your kids are so cute, as always. i'm sure they loved their "early" christmas. lucky them. :)

Niederfam said...

Such a great re-cap, it looked like an EXHAUSTING good time!!!! ;)

Christine said...

Yay for early Christmas presents! I love the grilled pineapple at Tucanos. And nothing better than an indoor pool when it is freezing outside.