We started out on Thursday morning heading downtown to the parade. This was our first time to go to it and I am glad we did. It was freezing out, but we were able to go inside of a building and watch from the windows for some of it to warm back up. They had some of the big balloons (so a scaled down version of the Macy's New York parade kinda...) and lots of other fun things too.
After the parade we headed over to the house that I nanny at and hung out with them for a bit. They fried a turkey (they friend 1 early afternoon, then were going to fry 2 more for their dinner that night) and we got to partake in it right out of the fryer. It was delicious and SK loved it too :)
We went home that afternoon for a bit to get some cooking done with Evie napped. Then we were off to the Log Cabin on campus to enjoy a meal with a few other seminary families.
While we have missed cooking and being with family on Thanksgiving the last few years, it has been always ended up being a very sweet time to be with other seminary families and celebrate all that we have to be thankful for during this season of life.
On Saturday we got up and headed to the Tree Farm to cut down a Christmas tree. We were on the fence about doing it this year simply because of Evie's age and wondering if she would constantly be pulling ornaments down and all, but we decided it would be fun. It was a great morning of picking out a tree. SK had a blast weaving in and out of all the trees finding "the perfect one!" and "Momma, you have to come see this one!" It was a blast. We had some hot chocolate then headed home with our tree.
That afternoon we were able to watch the game (congrats to the Auburn fans on the win... :)) and decorate the tree during halftime and after the game too.
SO far Evie has only pulled off 1 ornament. And when I called her name and said "no no" she threw it back to the tree :) It was pretty cute.
Michael has 1 more week of class pretty much (classes end next Tuesday I think) then it is on to finals then a much needed break. Woohoo!
Then there will be plenty of time for family games nights where I can see this pretty face a little more: