Sunday, December 6, 2009

I'm sooo Thankful!!

Our Thankful tree....this is something we do every year in the fall. I cut out a large tree, and tape it to the pantry door. Then we cut out leaves, and for Family night we write the many things we are thankful for on the leaves and hang them on our tree. So many things to be thankful for, everything from family, friends, Heavenly Father, and church, to toilets, farting, and salsa. It's always a fun night.
How was your Thanksgiving?
We had a wonderful time in Idaho!! It was great to visit with my family, and have the kids play with their cousins. The kids and I arrived Tuesday evening, then Hunter Dan met us there Wednesday night. We had a super yummy Thanksgiving feast Thursday, then early(and I mean early)we took off to hit the sales in Idaho Falls. My mom, niece Michelle, and I were at Toys R Us at 3:30 a.m. We had way too much fun, laughing our guts out, and saying absolutely ridiculous things all morning. We hit many stores, then went back home. We had tickets to New Moon at 4:00 p.m. so we made our way back to Idaho Falls to enjoy some yummy vampire/ware wolf eye candy. There were eleven of us who went to the movie. I LOVED it, and can I just say the theater was full of men too. I don't think I could get Hunter Dan to go see it for anything!! Other than that we stayed up late at night, watched Christmas movies, ate yummy food, and hung was wonderful!!! Here are a few pictures from our weekend.
Hunter Dan had to of course spend some time in the wilderness doing what he loves the most. The girls so proud of daddy.
Ashie...she really just wanted to play instead of eat.
My Mom, and Lexlee. Check out the phone behind my classic!! I love it!
My niece Michelle, and the traditional "thirsty drink" we always have with our dinner. I'll have to share the recipe sometime.
Bug being a typical 12 year old...we are sooo not a proper family. Awesome!
Hunter Dan and Ashie...just all worn out. Creepy eyes hon, sorry!
Last, but definitely NOT least....sorry Mom I couldn't resist!!!!
I think our early morning shopping and drooling over her favorite vampire Edward got the best of her. Now before you beat me up mom.....remember all the presents I wrapped for you?!? Love ya mom, you're the best!!!:-)

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving, and was able to spend some relaxing time with family and friends.

Oh and sorry I am such a slacker these days. I have had a nasty sinus infection, and it has wiped me out. Can you believe it though...less than two weeks until my scheduled induction!!!! Maybe I'll go early on my own....I can't wait to meet my little boy! I hope everyone is enjoying December, I LOVE this time of year.


marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

I love your Thankful Tree and what a wonderful idea. Your Thanksgiving looks like it was a ton of fun. Happy Holidays. Hugs, Marty

MiMi said...

Awesome tree!
Looks like you all had a great time, love the new background and all the new pictures and goodies on your sidebar. :)

Valerie said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful Thanksgiving.
Love the picture of your mom...:)
Look forward to hearing all about the arrival of your new little one.

Braley Mama said...

I hope you feel better. Love the tree idea for special. And thanks for sharing those cute family pics,what a fun time!
Yesterday I got the bows and tutu in the mail.My daughter wore the snowflake ones to church this morning.Thanks for having that giveaway....I love love love bows and tutus.
Praying for you and your delivery!

Mammatalk said...

Simply adore the Thankful tree.

sitting on the mood swing at the playground said...

Your thankful tree is wonderful!

Rhonda said...

Hey! I LOVE your thankful tree!! Love it! How did you make the tree??

You have the cutest kids! (Besides my own of course.) They are so adorable! I know the newest arrival will be too! I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers!

Sean and Tammy said...

Sounds like a great Thanksgiving! I love being with family! I loved the New Moon movie too. I think it was better than Twilight. Good luck with your little guy that's coming! That's so exciting, that will be close to my oldest birthday.

Heather @ Sugar N Spice Mostly Nice said...

A lot of people did Thankful trees this year. I love the idea and am going to start that tradition next year.

WHOOOOO HOOOOOOO!!!! I'm so excited to "meet" your youngest son!

Amy said...

Thanks for sharing.. Just letting you know my Round Robin is the Friday if you have something you want to show off.

Shawn said...

I love you tree and it looks like you had a great time being thankful. But I have to say that picture of Hunter Dan with the dead "dogs" is very disturbing to me! I know how the food chain works and the purpose of animals but wolf? Do you eat that? Are they a danger? I'm so confused! But I still love ya!


Emma T said...

Your tree is so cute. I love it. And it looks like you had a great Thanksgiving. Love the picture of your mom. :-)

jenjen said...

That tree is a wonderful idea. I am glad you had a wonderful Thanksgiving and a nice trip!

Cute pictures!


Sheila said...

So glad to see you finally posted! Congrats to Hunter Dan!!! I got my 1st whitetail this weekend. Will post pics soon!!
Yea!! 2 more exciting!!!

Brandy said...

the thanksgiving tree is awesome.

shortmama said...

That tree is such an awesome idea! I am going to have to steal that one for next year!

Cant believe it is only 2 weeks away until the sweet little one is born!

MiChElLe said...

Gee thanks for the lovely picture!!! You are lucky I like you! :) YAY for baby boy coming soon!! I sooo want to see him right when he is born....January will not come soon enough! Hope you are feeling better! Silent Night!

Desert Rose said...

Looks like a wonderful time was your pictures! What great memories for you and your family. I think the "see food" and sleeping momma were my two favorite pics..and my hunter hubs would be jealous of your hubs catch!

Gwen said...

Looks like you had a fun Thanksgiving! It's a great time of year.

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Connie said...

Your thankful tree is a great idea and totally cute.
What a fun Thanksgiving you must have had. Can't believe you hit the stores at 3:30 in the blessed am when you're 8 1/2 months pregnant. However, it is so much fun to be with family during the mad rush of Black Friday.
Your mom looks very peaceful while she's asleep!

kado! said...

So glad you had a wonderful Thanksgiving! I was up at the crack of dawn for shopping too!!! FUN!

...yep..I gotta agree with Shawn's that really wolves that he killed??? Are you allowed to hunt those? Oh my...the PETA in me is freaking out right now...but I still love you too!

Xazmin said...

LOL at the pic of your mom! No wonder she was mad! I love all the pics, and have decided I'm coming to your thanksgiving next year!

Are you gonna have room for those dead cyotes in your bedroom! It's getting kinda full of HD's trophies!

I can't believe how big Bug looks in that picture! CRAZY! Love you...can't wait for liitle boy to get here!

B said...

Okay, I just have to tell you that I love love love this post and here's why: I love that your hubs hunts, mine does too :) three deer so far this season, I love the Thanksgiving tree idea - can I borrow that idea???, and well I just love it all!

Vivienne said...

What a great weekend and I love your Thankful Tree. Um, did Hunter Dan bring you some New Moon party favors...?