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Monday, December 01, 2014

Thanksgiving 2014


We had a super-full house over the last week. Kev's sister, Tiffany, and her family of six stayed with us for a few days over Thanksgiving. We hosted 18 people for Turkey Day, and when Tiff's family left, my sister stayed for a couple of days before heading back to school.

I loved having all the cousins in our house to play. Tiff's older boys were so sweet with Linc, picking him up and entertaining him without being asked, and doing other little things like taking out the trash and recycling. I can totally get on board having a 13 or 10 year old boy. HURRY UP, LINC.

Zoie is 8, but that didn't stop her from playing nonstop with Aspen during her time here. When our other cousins arrived on Thanksgiving day, I thought Aspen's head might explode. She was in heaven with all the girls. At the end of the night she melted down when it was time for everyone to leave. Our house is probably feeling very lonely to her now that all our family is gone. I do feel badly for her, but I am looking forward to her sleeping more and recovering from all of the excitement.

Over the weekend Kev took Aspen back to SLC to meet up with his family again for the lights at Temple Square. I was stuck home with Linc since he was finally napping, but it's probably better I didn't go. Kev ended up taking Aspen on Trax, and they were out super-late so I would've been miserable trying to nap and nurse Linc on-the-go. But still, I hate missing everything because I'm locked in Linc's room trying to get him to sleep. I even missed Thanksgiving dinner in my own house.

But we have a lot to be thankful for right now. Kev had a number of interviews for jobs, two of which turned into offers the day before Thanksgiving. Both potential employers were really understanding when he said he needed time to consider his options. It's so nice he has options. He deserves it. He starts work today and I'm so relieved.

During all the time he was unemployed, he finished SO MANY things around the house. My brother gave us a metal railing about a year ago, and Kev was able to paint it and install it in the living room. He also installed a toilet and vanity in the downstairs laundry room, so we're basically like rich people now with our three bathrooms and full-time employment.

And we have the Christmas tree set up so we're looking forward to the month and all its festivities. It's going to be a great end to the year.

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