Friday, December 2, 2011


Our families had a lot going on over Thanksgiving, so we ended up staying in San Diego and doing it on our own for the first time. I was a little worried I'd get sad/homesick/whatever, but it ended up being great.

On Monday and Tuesday of Thanksgiving week, we headed to Joshua Tree National Park and Palm Springs. We did some short hikes in Joshua Tree and then in Palm Springs we took the Aerial Tram up to San Jacinto State Park. There was snow up that high and the kids had fun playing in it.

Wednesday was cleaning, cooking, and prepping for Thursday's feast. We had Joseph's BFF, Ashton, and his parents over for dinner. I made all of the things that are most important to me: rolls, cream corn, mashed potatoes, jello salad, cranberry relish, stuffing, banana cream pie, and pumpkin cream pie. Ashton's mom made a great turkey, green beans, sweet potatoes, and two more pies. It was a LOT of food but it was delicious! Since I didn't cook the turkey this isn't saying much, but it didn't end up being too big a deal doing so many dishes and they turned out very yummy. In fact, Joseph and Audrey loved the rolls so much that we caught them finishing off the whole bunch of leftovers the next morning ...


Lindsey Bench said...

Oh My GOSH--Your family is so cute and you seem like the best parents ever!! My heart literally stopped when I saw this post....I hope you feel motivated to keep on posting!

Also, totally confused because I checked your blog yesterday and these new posts had not shown up.

Also, also, the 6th picture from the top looks totally freaky and like Audrey is free-climbing some vertical wall. And I wouldn't be surprised if that was the case.

Mama White said...

Weird that there is a similar photo taken not so long ago only it is Auj in the front pack instead of free-climbing a cliff on the hike! So glad you are taking advantage of this time to do such fun, cool, outdoorsy stuff.