Monday, November 29, 2010

Thanksgiving Success!

Well, we survived our large Thanksgiving!  We set up two extra tables in the house and cooked a 24lb turkey, made two kinds of stuffing and a whole pot of gravy and our job was done!

I think I might have been a little too efficient at doling out jobs because, in the end, we didn't hardly have to do much at all.  All the rest of the food was taken care of by the guests and we just had to do the turkey.  Which is a big job, but compared to making multiple pies, it is a breeze. 

We had a really enjoyable Thanksgiving.  It was fun to have everyone there and it didn't get too crazy.  Though the kids had a hard time with no where to play, they were still really good.  Plus, I convinced people to play games with me, which is always a good time. 

I wish I had taken pictures, but I was busy playing hostess, so I mostly forgot.  Plus, I was having pregnancy pains from doing so much standing, so I had to be a permanent sitter by the end of the night.  (Oh and I am now at 20 weeks, so yay half way done!)

Friday Matt and I braved the crowds for Black Friday shopping.  We hit Target and Kohls and got the majority of our Christmas shopping done at great deals.  I love being done with Chrismas shopping early.  It feels relieving.  I still have a couple things to pick up for Matt, but everyone else is done!

Mamma Kimball was nice enough to watch Nicole for us on Friday night so that we could go on a date.  We haven't been on a date in a long while, so it was really enjoyable to get out and feel like a couple again and not just Mommy and Daddy all the time.  We went to our favorite restaurant, Carrabbas, and then we went and saw the Harry Potter movie.  Even Matt enjoyed the movie, which is surprising because he did not care for the other Harry Potter movies (he has not read the books).

Saturday, Matt went skiing with his family and Nicole and I went to Marie's to watch the big game.  I root for Utah because Matt roots for Utah and I have been converted.  I know I graduated from BYU, but I never really followed the sports while I was there and I just don't have school loyalty I guess.  BYU played an awesome game and dominated almost the whole time, but the Utes pulled it off in the end.  Go Utes!

Sunday was our relaxy day, or it would have been if Matt hadn't woken up looking like the elephant man.  He has been having allergy problems lately and he woke up with a swollen face on Sunday.  We got some antihistamines into him and the swelling went down a bit, but then he was loopy husband and still a little swollen face.  I can't wait for whatever is causing this allergic reaction to go away!

The whole weekend was really great.  I loved spending the time with my husband an little girl.  Now it is back to work and reality.  I miss them already.


Sarah said...

Um...and then you came over to my house and had breakfast for dinner on Sunday. It's like I don't even matter.

Laura said...

Sarah who?

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Marie said...

Did he look like Will Smith in Hitch?

Ha ha...poor Sarah. I guess if Nicole doesn't recognize your house from the outside, you don't exist. (Mee Mee's house! Mee Mee's house!)