Thanksgiving weekend is always a busy time for us. Brennan turned 10 this year!
He was so excited to get a new fleece blanket. He got one just like this from his primary leaders when he was baptized to symbolize the Holy Ghost being a comforter, and he accidently left it at a hotel. He's wanted another one ever since.
He grew out of his old leather jacket, so we gave him a new one. He loves it.
And finally, he got a lightweight backpacking hammock! He was thrilled.
We went to Kristen's house for his family birthday party. The apple pie was store-bought, and it wasn't nearly as good as homemade, but at least we had really good ice cream to go with it. We wanted to have everyone at our house, but it was just too crowded and messy from the flood. I'm sorry I couldn't bake you a cake, Brennan. I promise I'll make you any dessert you want when the kitchen is finished!
The kids were off school a whole week for Thanksgiving. Fun crafts, Levi!
For the Saturday after Thanksgiving, we went on a 5-mile family hike in the rain. It was really fun!!
There was actually water in the creeks (even more on our way home from the rain), and Levi and Chloe played in every creek crossing.
Tyler listened to Jane Eyre on the hike, since he waited until the end of the break to read it.
The whole reason we went on the hike was for Dallin's 1st class requirement in Boy Scouts. He had to use a map and compass.
We were going to go to Jamba Juice, but we were too cold for that. So we went to Cider Creek Bakery instead and got breakfast with hot chocolate
We were quite a site in our soaking wet clothes. We got a lot of stares!
For Brennan's birthday dinner, he requested a Chinese buffet. The food was okay, but the whole experience was hilarious!
Brennan had his first cavity filled right after his birthday. Here's his crooked half-numb face smile at Jamba Juice.
We went to Windows on the Water for our anniversary dinner, and it was absolutely wonderful. We requested our favorite corner window table and got there just in time to watch the sun set behind the rock. I told Dave it's too bad we didn't get married before daylight saving ended, 18 years ago. As always, the food was incredible. Plus they gave us a cute dessert. If it weren't so expensive, we'd go there more than once a year!