We drove to Arco on Tuesday afternoon. That evening we ate dinner and had pie and just chatted that night I think. Trisha and her family were there by then and also Kelsey and her family. The kids were extra wound up from being at Granny's and being with cousins. It was really hard to get them to go down that night. I think Gabby, Piper, and Ryan were all up past 11:00. We were able to get them to go to bed earlier than that on the other nights.
On Wednesday we got up and went and walked laps in the church while the kids ran around and got some energy out. Later we tied the quilt. Keaton and Amanda showed up Wednesday night but not after running out of gas and needing Kelsey and Justin to go rescue them. Good one! I will admit I have run out of gas on my drive home from Rexburg as well. We all went to bed earlier that night and Chase couldn't believe that we were all so pathetic and in bed by the time he and Rachel arrived around 11:30 that night after driving for 10 hours. My dad did stay up and wait for him at least. On Thanksgiving my mom was up and working bright and early and had everything ready by 10:00 as usual. We ate at 11:30. Ha. We don't care, we love it. It was so good. I really want some RIGHT NOW. We mostly just hung around and that night we played a killer game of Rage that I was in the lead for about two seconds. Dang you change rage! We watched a movie late that night. On Friday we just hung around a bit in the morning and got packed and left after lunch. Chase, Keaton, and Justin were going hunting and Corbin wanted to go so we let him stay and hitch a ride back to Boise with Kelsey and Justin. I guess they hiked for 4 miles and played a game of "would you rather" with Corbin that he really liked.
Since we've been home we've just been putting up Christmas decorations and watched Christmas movies. I feel like I have to soak in every moment of Christmas time. It always goes WAY too fast.
Scott wrote part Three of his China trip if you missed that, scroll down the blog for that.
|Now I need to make and put on the binding. UGH. Ha.|
|Putting up our charlie brown Christmas tree.|
|Chase's birthday was on Thanksgiving. Trisha got a pinata. It was fun!|
|I was sanding a chair project Saturday and it was messy!|
|Gabby's cat collage.|
|Gabby wrote me this card forever ago. Such a cute card. It sounds like a poem to me. "mom I love you yes I do, love you, you are the best mom, yes you.|
|Gabby made me a picture frame and then painted a picture to put in it for me.|
|I love that she can make her own frames.|