Thanks for the Fam!
The very short and rushed version...
We had a really good Thanksgiving. Jeremy (bro), Chelcie (my very awesome sis-n-law), my mom, Dan (bro), Kyle (bro), Melissa (my very awesome sis-not-in-law), Bonnie (sis), and Taylee (niece) came rollin in around 5:30 Thursday morning. I'd been worried about them all night! They didn't even leave Mesa until late Wed. afternoon and drove through the night. (I heard that the longer they drove, the more they drove by braille!) I still feel for Chelcie and Melissa! They're both due in April and they had to sit through such a long car ride! Hats off to them.
Everyone basically walked in my front door and crashed where ever there was a cleared surface. My dad, Kylie (niece), Tami (sis) and her hub Loren, and baby Luke arrived the next morning. It was a packed house! And I was VERY happy everyone was there!
Above: Lily and Jeremy
Below: Luke, Tami, Melissa, and Bonnie
We just hung around till it was time to get things cookin. Steve took the boys shooting somewhere and chased some rabbits around. We didn't eat till dinner time...the turkey took much longer than anticipated. Everyone was starving by then! We lined up and got down to business.
We (girls) cleaned up and then played Apples to Apples. I think we ended up going to bed a little before 1 a.m.
The next day, the girls went to Walmart in Vernal...the boys fiddled with Jeremy's van, then went shooting again.
That night, since Melani (sis) and Trevor (bro-in-law) and their kids couldn't come, we all packed up from my house and went to Mel's in Kamas (a small town an hour and a 1/2 drive from Roosevelt...about a half hour from Park City). While everyone was getting settled in, Bonnie had High School Musical 2 on the t.v...I had to get a picture cuz it was so funny how intensely everyone was watching this very (although fun) cheesy movie! (Even Steve and Jeremy!)
We played Cranium after that. My family cracks me up. What a good time! Everyone was so tired though! Jeremy, I want the video of Mel doing the "Jetpack!"
Below: Chelcie and Jeremy...can't you just imagine them in 50 years when they are ACTUALLY old and senile?!
The next day, we had to get a really quick picture before Mel and Trevor went back to work. (Which we were just thrilled about, as you can tell.)
Topish: left to right: Steve, Loren and Luke, Tami, Melissa, Bonnie, Kyle, Dan, Chelcie, Mom, Dad, Melani, and Trevor.
Bottomish: Me and screamin Lily, Kylie, Taylee, and Jeremy.
Then half of us went to West Jordan where my other sister, Heidi, is and the other half went to the outlet stores in Park City. It was pretty crazy at the outlet stores...but getting Mrs. Field's cookies was SOOO worth it! After shopping, Steve and I left Jeremy's van of people in the parking lot, and came home.
I'm sad. I miss everyone already. I would do this every holiday! (Hear that Jeremy! Come back!)