We had a fabulous week in UT visiting Jared's family for Thanksgiving! It went by so fast and was stuffed with activities, food, family, fun, and some rest :)
Ate some homemade cookies on the flight. (Recipe HERE)
Spent the day before T-day baking!! (I love doing this with all the women. SO fun!)
After a quick 6-mile run, we got to work and made the feast.
Recipe found (HERE)--used by all the women in my fam.
The table was fun and festive:
I love Thanksgiving! It all gives us time to slow down, really think about our many blessings, and spend time with family. I adore my in-law family and we all had a blast!
Crazy shenanigans at the table ensued:
After a filling and delicious dinner we all went on a walk:
I miss the mountains!! A lot.
Then planning for Black Friday began.
I am NOT a Black Friday shopper at ALL, but Jared's sister and bro-in-law were all about it. His parents went to. Crazy people.
I value my sleep too much.
Even over a good deal. Hah.
|we ate pies too, but I was too busy eating ice cream to take pics|
After T-Day we did crazy shopping (amazing deals!! I <3 DI in Centerville. It is awesomesauce), gathered tools and beads, and crafted.
My in-laws are all very creative, artsy, and really skilled in making anything from skirts to elaborate jewelry.
I am NOT talented in those things at all, so when I get around these lovely ladies I soak it all up....and attempt my hand at it as well.
Visited my FAV restaurant:
|my food on the left, Jared's on the right. Mine was huge! Just the way I like it.|
Can YOU guess where it was??
On our last night we did one of my favorite things to do in SLC during the holidays : Visited the lights on Temple Square!
|for Lara. Know what it says??! :)|
|Ahhh German. Love :)|
They had paper lanterns all over with different holiday phrases in various languages. SO cool.
HAPPY Holidays!! I LOVE this time of year.
It was a fantastic getaway--thanks Perkins for hosting us!!
P.s. To get even more into the holiday season, watch/read some of what we listened to last night. I love focusing on the TRUE Christmas spirit.