Monday, December 1, 2008

Thanksgiving Weekend

We had a great Thanksgiving weekend although on our way home from Salt Lake last night Owen and I both agreed that it had been an EXTREMELY long weekend for us both. Since blogging is now my journal, sorry for the wordiness.

We started our weekend out by going to go see Twilight on Wednesday for the second time. We both liked the movie (okay, really I loved it) the first time but we wanted to see it again without the laughing girls.
Thursday we drove on over to O-town. The mountain was pretty snowy and Owen was stoked to try out the 4-wheel drive in his truck for the first time. He was very proud of his little truck! This year we ate Thanksgiving Dinner up at the Ponderosa. It was a feast indeed! They had big shrimp bowls (not for me of course), prime rib and just everything else. It was good! The two things I missed out on though were the usual jello/pretzel salad our family makes and then having leftover turkey on fresh rolls. I don't think Owen even ate turkey because he was enjoying the prime rib so much.
Owen, Dad, Tyler, and Me preparing for the feast

Justin, Katie, Lauren and Tyler
Carter and Owie

Owen played in the Valley Alumni Turkey Tournie later on Thursday. He was pretty put out though because he hurt his wrist a couple months ago and then again earlier in the week playing basketball. He wanted to play desperately and wasn't going to not give it a try. He played pretty good considering... except for the fact that he bricked all his foul shots. His team ended up losing both games on Thursday and Friday. This is the first time Owen has ever lost a game while playing in the Turkey Tournie and he was pretty upset about that. Better luck next year eh?

Marv, Aaron and Owie
Jeff and my uncle Stephen
I went up to SLC with my mom on Friday morning and we had a fun filled day of shopping with my aunt Lisa. I got all my Christmas shopping pretty much done and I am stoked about that. Owie came up Saturday with my daddy-o and we had a Brazilian Churrascaria (Feast/Party) at my Grandparents house with all the Neeleman bunch. We had all Brazilian food- my favorite being the Pao de Queijo's (Cheese Bread) so good!! Grandma Rose and serving at her Brazilian Feast

Mom and I enjoying the party

On Sunday my newest cousin Sophia Rose was blessed. And we had yet another delicious meal at Mike and Lisa's. We also made it up to visit Kori, Carson and little bubby Cayson. He is so cute and getting so big!

Grandpa Gary and Mom
Wilson Family
Holy cow! Long weekend! Way too much food! But fun times and good memories. Hope you all had a great Thanksgiving! I have so much to be thankful for right now in my life --too much to list but especially my hubby and families that put up with my psychoness. Love you all!


Kori said...

Apes, thank you so much for taking time out of your long weekend to come and see us. We were thrilled that you made the effort. We love seeing you and you made Carson's weekend. Cayson also was thrilled to see both of you. He likes visitors just as much as I do. You are the best!!!

The Bonham Family said...

Your mom and you look so pretty in the picture of you waiting for dinner. I'm so glad you all traveled safely and had fun. Aaron and I also agreed it was a long weekend but we loved every minute of it. Well, maybe I loved every minute of it:)

Lisa Loo said...

I'm so glad you came Apes! And I'm glad you like shopping a little more. I had so much fun with you. Thanks for being tolerant of my shopping for 6 kids. I know I took too long in every store. Don't worry I'm psycho too. Love you, Lisa

Mandy and Roger Woodhouse said...

so cute. looks like your thanksgiving was fun with the family. I totally miss you and your mom!