Whew I am glad I am getting this posted while it is still November. Tons of people I know already have their trees and lights up and I already feel like I am way behind on Christmas even though it is not even December yet.
We had a really nice Thanksgiving in Moab. Carson got a few days off work and I think he was especially glad to have a break from school, although he paid dearly this week for not doing some of his homework over the break. Anyway we asked my Dad what he wanted us to make for Thanksgiving this year, and then we did our best to pull it off. I was put in charge of the Lemon Meringue pie, and though I have helped with it for many years and I did my best, it was not quite up to par with my Mother's skill level. Later my Dad told me that my Mom actually struggled with that recipe for years before she got it right. Give me a few years, and I will master it as well.
We had a fun week with family. We went to the park to feed the ducks.
However the best part of the adventure was when the guys got very interested in racing whatever items they could find down the stream.
Then they would run along to see who's item was winning. It was so funny to see them all so engaged in finding new things and trying them in the race.
We also made a trip to the sandhill. Megan and I work out together most everyday, and so we thought racing up the hill would be a great way to burn off some of those extra Thanksgiving calories. Boy were we wrong. That hill kicked our butts. We were pretty much crawling by the time that we got to the top and we both felt like we were going to throw up. The really terrible part is that Carson, who does not exercise daily, beat us to the top by quite a bit, and he was even carrying Kynlee. Next time would someone please remind us that racing up the hill is a really bad idea.
These 2 were having so much fun they didn't want to leave.
After the sand hill my Dad took us on a hike to Tusher Tunnel. Carson kept giving me a hard time because that is where we went on our first date, but I didn't really remember the tunnel. I guess I was just too nervous being on a date with this cute boy that I didn't know yet to remember everything about the hike.
It was really nice to have a break from our responsibilities and just relax with family for a week. We missed my Mom, but we are truly grateful for the family that we do have and the love that we share.