Well, I posted nothing in all of November. I honestly can't think of anything exciting that really happened at this point besides Thanksgiving. Guess it wasn't a very exciting month, which isn't all bad.
This year for Thanksgiving we went to St George with just our little family. It was definitely different from other Thanksgivings, but we had a great time. When we decided to do this I thought, "Perfect! I won't need to cook a big Thanksgiving dinner for just our family." Wrong. Jake was at the grocery store with me and next thing I know he's sticking a turkey in the cart. Then the kids started talking about the different foods they were excited to eat on Thanksgiving. So I made Thanksgiving dinner. I even hauled it all the way to St George because we got there too late to make it to the grocery store. It was nothing fancy, but still took tons of time. Jake and the kids got to clean up. They didn't love that, so maybe next time I'll be able to convince them to get pizza!
The weather was amazing, so we spent a lot of time outside. We went to Snow Canyon and explored the lava caves. Those are pretty cool. We went swimming at the rec center where Jake gave Kate and Zack lessons. We ran our own turkey trot since we weren't able to do the one in Midway. The kids did great! They all wanted to go see the movie Wonder so I told them they each had to finish the turkey trot in 35 minutes or less. A time that they've all done before, so it was very doable. Just some extra motivation. They all made it to the movie. Sage kept saying 'wonder' over and over for extra motivation when she was running. The movie was excellent by the way.
We fit in a couple of mountain bike rides. Only did a small amount of shopping. And went on a hike in the Kolob area of Zions. We'd never been there before and it was beautiful. The hike was 5 miles round trip and the kids did great!
So it was a different Thanksgiving, but definitely a good Thanksgiving. We might need to do that again!
|Beautiful Kolob Canyon|
|For some reason Sage gets super excited to eat the drumstick every year. Pretty funny since she normally doesn't eat much|
|How Sage travels|