Monday, December 09, 2013

giving thanks.

i must admit, after experiencing all we did with our house flood, (and not being totally done with everything by thanksgiving!) i was slightly tempted to focus on all the things that were going wrong in our lives, but i can tell you firsthand that an attitude like that gets you nowhere :)

thankfully, we were able to spend most of the week up at my parent's house and get away from the disaster awaiting us in nephi! it was a much needed holiday break. and even though i was tempted to complain, thanksgiving really was wonderful this year. we have so, so much to be grateful for. 

my grandma held thanksgiving dinner at her house and it was lovely & delicious (as always!)  and alli made some adorable utensil holders. i probably ate 10x more than i should have with a growing baby in my belly, but the baby definitely appreciated all of that good food. i think ever since the holiday, the baby has doubled in size :)

// anxiously awaiting for dinner to start :) //

// i contributed the must-have "wonderful, wonderful cranberry salad", cranberry sauce, green bean & asparagus casserole (thanks to the recipe from chris + julia! so, so yummy), and a homemade banana cream pie. //

// the toddler table didn't work out quite as well as we had envisioned... //

all in all, it was a wonderful day.
so glad we were able to spend it with family!

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