Note: There were some issues posting this, so don't mind the inconsistencies with the pics and other things. I'm just glad it posted at all!
I haven’t been to Utah for Thanksgiving since I got out of high school. But with the triplets being older and easier than ever, and the the baby rapidly growing without seeing many of her extended family, we decided this was the year to make the trip. Here’s how it went down:
Kids, excited about upcoming events as usual, added it to the calendar. Also that they could earn a doughnut for not biting nails. They did.
We happened to stop at an amazing park in Grand Junction.
So happy to get out of the car and start snuggling Nana!
Always the first stop for the kiddos.
Getting reacquainted with cousin-twin, Ada.
Love this childhood home
Played with Michael and Daniel. Those chunky boys have grown!
Started Thanksgiving Day off right.
Lol at Ruby’s face.Uncle Todd earning some points with the extra sweet, sweet potatoes.
Youngest and oldest cousins! It was so great seeing Jordan again since we returned from his mission in August!
The girls/Mom went on a little overnighter at a nearby hotel, and well, things got a little out of *hand*.I know, we’re ridiculous. There were tears of laughter. Maybe you had to be there? We have Matt to thank for the funny little hands. We stayed up until early morning hours talking about everything. I love sister time.
Of course we had to get mom one of these shirts for her birthday!
Finally met our sweetest little new cousin Theo, who happens to have the coolest, fluffiest read hair ever. Such a sweetheart! And look how big hazel is next to him.
Love this pic of hazel and Grandma.
Ruby LOVED chasing around Cami’s cat. Hope he wasn’t traumatized after we left!
Always fun to visit Grandmother.
An impromptu performance of Scripture Power.
Matt and Jack, always bringing something fun and exciting around. The kids were beyond thrilled to go for a spin.
Brtiney helped with the triplets for a couple months back in the day. Now she has two of her own! These cuties are only a couple weeks apart.
Grandma gave them these Santa hats, and they wear them constantly.
Driving home through Wyoming. Cold!
The kids have made it a habit of kissing the ground whenever we get home. It grosses me out.
So happy to be free after the long drive.
As you can tell, we had a wonderful time, as quickly as those 4 days flew by. Seeing the kids play with their cousins is one of my favorite things. I’ve been overwhelmed with gratitude this year, and being with so many people I love made it even more clear how blessed I am.
Yay, got that done before Christmas. Two days!!