Monday, December 1, 2008

November in a nutshell

Sometimes I kind of suck at blogging. But, I am at peace with it so that's all that matters. I decided to just do one long post about what's been going on. First of all, Howie got a tie. Big news huh?


He actually stole it from Bailey, but he looks so cute in it, I had to throw it in for big news.
We had a great Thanksgiving. Jenny and Erin came up for it. I had dinner with my in-laws and my assignment was the mashed potatoes. Lot of pressure huh? I put a bunch of kids to work pealing the potatoes. Isn't this the cutest little potato peeler you've ever seen?
My favorite thing about going to my in-laws is the card games. My mother in-law always has new ones for us to play. Dwight's family is also VERY competitive and so it is a lot of fun. This is a pre-game shot. Not everyone looks so happy after the game. Good times.....

This is me concentrating on my next move. You have to be very careful not only which card you play, but which reaction you are going to use. If you win and one of the more competitive people lose, then you can't cheer for yourself unless you want a knife in your back. If you lose and one of the more competitive people win and you don't cheer for them, you could end up with a knife in your back. If you accidentally smile when a more competitive person isn't doing so well, then you could end up with a knife in your back. It makes it very fun and exciting.

Dwight's brother is leaving on a mission tomorrow, so he spent the majority of the time snuggled up with his cute girlfriend. I felt so bad for her when it was time for them to say good bye. Hopefully she really does wait for him, I like her a lot.

Me and my family had a lot of fun hanging out. We got to see Landee and ManicMandee. We played lots of games, and saw movies, and ate, and drank diet coke, and got sick, and ignored the kids........it was the best time ever! Here is the briefest moment of non-ignoring going on.

Ella gets loads of kisses from aunt Sara.
Look how Francy does even care that Jenny is licking her face. There was obviously a lot more that has happened in the past two weeks, but some things are private!

10 comments:

ManicMandee said...

Amy, thanks for being such a great realtor for us with all you've had going on.
It was great to see you post again.
It was also fun seeing you last weekend!

Mary said...

I love Howie's tie. It's just the perfect length. And thanks to my tutoring lesson from Jenny, I can download the picture onto my computer. Yeah!!!!

Memzy said...

That tongue picture seems,.....familiar. No wait, that was something else.

Erin Beck said...

I am having Howie withdrawls. I swear that kids is the cutest thing ever so make sure you keep my memory alive in his head. Show him my picture often. We are planning a trip sometime the beginning of next year to go snowboarding with the Thurstons and I expect him to remember me. I had such a good time with all my blood and non blood relatives!

eekareek said...

Ewwwwww. After Jenny did that she immediately wiped off her tongue.

Jenny ESP said...

Francy's face was a little salty.

Katie said...

Good times...I am going though withdrawals right now. How do you just stop hanging out with the coolest SIL's overnight? I keep picking up the phone, and chicken out and hang up. I just want to hear the sound of your voice.

Landee said...

You gize, I'm soooper sad I didn't go play games afterwards. I was feeling bad for my parents. But srsly, it was worth ditching you to go home, watch Ratatouille and then go to bed. ::ahem::

I'm an idiot.

Kathy said...

So glad you are back in action! I have missed you wit!

Vegas Family said...

I'd give Ella a big kiss if I saw her pretty face too. She is a beauty.