I know I have already posted twice today, but I have so much to blog about that I am already behind! So here is a catch up post.
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Thanksgiving started out in flames! We were baking some yams to take to my mom's and Dave asked Taylor to put them back in the oven to broil some marshmellows on top. Taylor didn't realize the rack was too close and really should have been moved down one notch. I opened the oven door to very tall flames. They had settled down by the time I thought to take a photo. They were about 7 inches high! The photo on the top left you can still see some flames. It was a hoot. We were able to salvage them though.
We ate at my parent's house. The food was heavenly. I can't believe how much work my mom goes to, especially when she isn't feeling the greatest. But that's my mom. My brother and his fam came. Alli (his wife) left right after dinner to fly to Chicago where her mom lives to go Black Friday shopping. We then went to Dave's parents house for pie. Dave and I joined the crazies and went Black Friday shopping as well. Wish I would have had my camera for that chaos! After he went to work, I went back out alone. Got some great stuff, so I guess it was worth it.
Taylor and Trevor must have got tired. They are playing ping-pong in chairs!
It was a great day spent with family.
We got together with some friends on Saturday at Jen and Janzens to play games. They had their Christmas completely up. No surprise there! I'm still trying to get mine up! Their tree is one of the prettiest I have ever seen. Just another one of Jen's many amazing talents.
Mont (in black) contemplating his cards. You had to be a little careful with this game! Janet had even done some previous editing to the cards. Of course we spent all night trying to figure out what she edited out!
I would have collaged these photos as well but Picasa cropped out too much!
Janzen and Jen. No, they did not have these expressions on their faces all night. They were laughing just as hard as the rest of us, but this is the only shot I got of them. I even stole a couple of pictures from Jen's post on this and couldn't find a better one. Maybe they are secretly wondering when ALL THESE PEOPLE WILL GO HOME!
A fun time was had by all. And Audrey is still laughing. Thanks Jen and Janz for letting us crash your house.
Taylor had a basketball game at East High this week. Yes EAST HIGH as in High School MUSICAL East High! I am pretty sure it wasn't too impressive to the basketball team, (I know it wasn't to Taylor) but some of their sisters (not to mention moms) were pretty excited to be in the exact same gym that the movie was filmed in. I knew I would be in trouble (you know who you are) if I didn't get a few photos of the place. I only saw the first movie, not the 2nd or 3rd, but I hear they are great.
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We took Taylor to Hires Big H after the game. He was famished and loved it!
In case you have been living on a different planet or don't have any interaction with young girls at all, here are some shots of the movie. The bottom left photo was taken in the exact same gym we played in.
And I even found one of Zac with a basketball. Yeah, I think there's some resemblance. What do you think?
I have the dearest friends. Look what I received on the anniversary of Tyson passing away. I can't believe how blessed I am to have such great and caring friends. Thanks guys from the bottom of my ♥. Thanks to those who also sent me texts or called as well. I can't even tell you how much it means to me that you remember. It sure helps make it easier to get through days like that.
Thanks again. I ♥ you all so much!