Just so you know, I didn't plan on taking such a long hiatus from the blog. In fact, I had a lovely little Thankful for post set up for Thanksgiving day. But I went to edit it and it disappeared. boo.
So don't think I left you hanging.
We spent our Thanksgiving this year in Southern Utah with Torrey's family. We road tripped our way up there the day before.
I have always loved our little road trips up and down the 15. Long conversations, lots of music, lots of Redvines, and discovering new places. Like this hidden gem in Vegas.
|Crepes and puns. A classic combination.|
I helped out my brother-in-law Andrew cook Thanksgiving dinner, and I have to say I love making huge dinners! Thanksgiving dinner especially, because its the one time you can toss pound of butter in the potatoes without question. The lack of calorie counting allows for a creative freedom of sorts. (I might have let a little too much foodie-ness out just now..) What we ended up with was perfect. And I have a few new recipes I can't wait to unveil on my family at Christmas (green bean casserole from scratch say what?)
The majority of our non-eating festivities were spent playing with our little nephews. They are just the cutest little things. And my heart melts to the floor when they ask "un-ko tor-wee" to play.
|Watching Toy Story is some serious business.|
To make good use of our time in Utah, we took a short hike through Zion National Park. I still can't get over how beautiful it is in there. Probably why they made it a national park. #obvious
It turns out that President Uchdorf was in the St. George Temple the same time as us! That's almost like meeting him right?
|His "do you really need to take pics of everything?" face.|
|My first time trying frozen custard. yum.|
now onto the best holiday of all! let the Christmas countdown begin!