My parents and Chris came to stay at the house on their way up to Thanksgiving in Missoula with my mom's side of the family. It was the first time that they had seen the new place and Liam.
The kids had so much fun having them here at the house. Hali said she wishes they could live here forever, like we did in California.
I took my parents around town and some surrounding cities to show them where we lived. They loved that the YMCA was so close to us as well as some major stores. Did I mention my parents may be moving up this way with in the year?? Well I think they are going to love what Idaho has, I know I do.
The Wruck family also came up and spent a night at our house on their way up to Montana as well. Hali was in Heaven. Anytime there are a lot of people coming over to vist she thinks it is a party. Hali makes assignments and directs people as to what to do, "We will need: decorations, food party hats... It is going to be the best day ever!"
I was not looking forward to the long drive up to Missoula. It was horrible. The roads were clear luckily but they are so windy. Hali threw up 7 times, Liam was not happy and I even felt sick. On top of that we hit a deer that took us an hour and a half of schedule. The good thing was we were all okay. The car got hit pretty hard which was amazing because it only felt to me like we popped a tire. Aaron was able to get replacement parts for the van and fix most of the car by himself and I got new car seats for the kids. I love having full coverage.
When we got to Goldie's beautiful home there was lots of snow on the ground. I was so excited to be able to take the kids sledding the next day on Thanksgiving.Aunt Goldie had some presents fo the kids that they just had to open before they went out to the snow. Lizzy and Hali got these adorable pink hat, gloves and socks. Colby Liam and JT got awesome camo snow boots. Colby was super excited to go play in the snow. He slipped on the ice and cut his nose up a bit. Colby was either too cold or having too much fun to even care about it though. They all had a blast. Aunty Eva and uncle Dave had most of the "fun/work" with them and got lots of great picture of the cousins.
I love making Thanksgiving Dinner with my family there is just something about cooking, laughing and working together that makes me love the life that I have. Grandma and Karen Indreland's family came over for Dinner. It was so great to see them again and to catch up on their lives.Thanksgiving dinner was soooo good and so were the truffles, pies, ice cream and wasill (Thanks John).
That night we opened up presents from Mom and Dad and watched a movie with the kids. The boys went out for Black Friday and all got some great presents for their family Christmas's. The next morning The Cheney's, The Bells and Goldie went to Crackle Barell for a yummy breakfast because our power went out and well it sounded really good too. The rest of the Day we got to hang out with family and enjoy being with them. Mary Inderland's Family came over to hang out at
Lunch time. We ate more yummy food and desserts, watched movies and did some shopping. I love being at Goldie's place. The Next morning bright and early we left to Fairlfield to see Aaron's family.