Thursday, November 27, 2008

Give Thanks!

Today was a great day. The only thing that would have made it better would have been seeing my side of the family. I did get to see my brother Chris, which was nice. He is in town visiting his wife's family. I woke up dark and early (it was still pitch black outside) to run a race! It was so much fun. I met up with Mari's family in Orem to run a 4 mile Turkey Trot. We got lucky and it stopped raining just in time for us to start our run. We all finished in good times and were happy with our results.

Here we have my Chris, Patrick, me, Lauren, Carlo, Ammon, Katie, and Mari.
I LOVE Chris's face in this picture. He looks like he is 5 years old.

Mi y mi hermano. He always has the best bed head.

After our run we went back to Cim and Katie's house for a delicious breakfast. I love Mari's family. They are warm, welcoming and very funny. I got to meet baby Lily who has stolen my heart. She is such a gorgeous, happy little babe.

Chris, Carlo, and Ammon kept the kids entertained all morning long. They were wrestled and climbed on for hours. Thank you Carver family for having me join you this morning!

Josh played in the Turkey Bowl this morning and had the time of his life. After we got back from our morning adventures we went to Josh's mom's house for our Thanksgiving meal. It was delicious. We were able to spend quality time with extended family which was really nice.

Kennedy loves her grandpa. This is a common scene when she goes to his house.

After an active morning and a huge meal Josh took a nap. I thinks it's funny that he is holding his pillow instead of laying on it.

We played games, ate pie, and watched "The Grinch",
and Kennedy loved playing with her Monkey.

We hope everyone had a safe and happy Thanksgiving! Here are a few things we are grateful for:
  • Our families and the support they provide us with
  • Each other and the fact that we have a happy marriage. We realize that this is a rare thing and we are proud to say that we are a happily married couple.
  • The gospel and the direction it brings to our lives
  • Our jobs and that we are able to provide for ourselves
  • The beautiful country we live in and all the freedoms we enjoy
  • Josh is grateful for the Turkey Bowl, and he thinks that child labor laws are silly and outdated. He also said he is thankful to have me in his life.
  • I am thankful for a new cozy bed. I completely adore sleeping and love sleeping on our Tempur Pedic bed.
  • Our great friends. They bring joy and color to our lives
  • Our healthy bodies
  • Food. We both thoroughly enjoy eating and are glad we get to do it multiple times a day.
What are you thankful for?


Jeni said...

I love Mari's family tooooo! They're the best. I'm proud of you for running on Thanksgiving morning, I should have done that so I wouldn't feel so guilty about all the food I ate... You and Josh are practically the most beautiful couple I've ever seen!

the organic kitchen said...

I am grateful for darling, sweet, smart, wonderful daughter like you and for a son in law that loves you and takes care of you and says funny things like "child labor law are silly and outdated". I am grateful that if you can't live by us, you can live by Josh's wonderful family! I do love Chris's face in that picture. He has great face sin most of his pictures. i am glad you got to see them. I have to say thanksgiving was very nice, but it was not the same without the four of you!

the organic kitchen said...

Oh and how cute are Carlo and Ammon! I love Mari's family too. Good people.

Adam & Samantha said...

it looks like you had a fun thanksgiving! Our thankful lists are almost identical! I am so thankful for family, friends, my amazing husband, our jobs, our health, our freedom, and our membership in this gospel. I'm glad you got to see Chris and Mari! Happy Thanksgiving!

Angie said...

Looks like you guys had a great time! Seriously, you and Josh have got to be the most gorgeous couple ever! You guys always look great!

Brandon & Melissa said...

So funny thing. Yesterday Brandon Jess, Matt and I drove by Best Buy to look how bad the lines were. This was around 1 or so. It was crazy that people were already lined up...anyways, so we were driving by all the people and my sister said "Hey that's Pat Spiker!" haha so I flip a U and drive up and was like "hey Pat, Melissa Bleifer, do you remember me?" haha so we started talking for a couple minutes. Turned out he was in line with a friend. Anywho my gosh has he grown's ridiculous. Make them stop. Hope you had a good Thanksgiving.

Julie and Tyson said...

Looks like fun! I love Thanksgiving!

CASEY & NICOLE said...

It's never the same without your family, but it looks like you had a great time!! You guys always do so many fun things! Love ya!