Thursday, December 12, 2013

Thanks Were Given

Oh my goodness, it has been a CRAZY two weeks. So much has happened, that I feel the need to split this entry into three different posts.

The craziness started the day before Thanksgiving. We were under the impression that the Petersens would be the only ones making the trek to Spokane for Thanksgiving this year, so we headed over to Grandma and Poppa's house Wednesday evening thinking we would see the Petersens in a couple hours. We pulled up to the house and saw a car with Utah plates in the driveway and were a little confused at first... Then Rich said, "Doesn't that look like Jed's car?"

Surprise! The Harrisons made the trip, too! Hooray! Grandma almost ruined the surprise the night before but lied through her teeth to play it off. Nice job, Edie!

Thanksgiving was lots of fun. Much delicious food (I'm proud of myself for contributing two crowd pleasers this year: green bean casserole and sweet potato casserole), and even better company. We really do have a lot to be thankful for, especially our families.

The Harrisons stayed until Sunday morning, and then we got to hang out with the Petersens until the next Tuesday.

Poppa with the new Zack Danger. You can't really be considered his grandchild until he's fallen asleep holding you. 

Some more Zack Danger shots. Those cheeks! 

The Thanksgiving festivities

She did this on her own, and it was way too cute.

Playing Rock Band with Dre is a tradition. 

Zack Danger hung out with us while his folks went to the Pearl Jam concert.

Have you ever played Telestrations? You should. The idea of the game is to draw a picture of a word, then the next person has to guess the word, then the next person draws a picture, and so on. We had many laughs with Andrea and Jed with some of our drawings (I am not afraid to admit that I am a TERRIBLE artist). This one was my favorite of the night.

The word was mouse trap.
Yep, that's a mouse trap.

Yep, also a mouse trap. 

And that's a...? Final answer - exercise mat.

Somewhere amidst the relatives we squeezed in church and Norah's first day of nursery. She loved it. Didn't even notice we left her.

We also got the Christmas tree up somehow, too. Norah loves it and is actually doing pretty well at not touching it.

Norah was not a fan of sharing Poppa's affection. "Sorry, Zack, Poppa's mine."

And, of course, there were several trips to Eat Fresh. (Ainsley was in timeout for this picture.)

We found this little guy roaming the aisles of Costco, pecking for food in the cracks in the floor. 

Game time with the Nelsons also means cold ones. I discovered this delicious drink, which tastes how I'd imagine cold butterbeer to taste.

Norah loves this horse in Grandma and Poppa'a basement. She'd sit up there all day if I'd let her.

Another trip to Subway. 


 I think she thought Zack was a baby doll. At least she was being soft(ish) with him.

Putting last year's Christmas present from the West Jordan Nelsons to good use. It doubles as a pillow and a babysitter!

 Christmas cookie baking, led by Uncle Rich.

We had a great Thanksgiving this year. But this was only part one of the craziness. To be continued...

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