Monday, December 1, 2008

Grateful Day: Part 1

I've decided that one of the things I am most thankful for about Thanksgiving is that it is not commercialized. It is just a truly simple holiday. It's all about being with your family and chatting over a good meal. And then of course, there is family football games and city Turkey Trots. This year I missed out on the Drain Family Turkey Bowl and the City of Mesa Turkey Trot, but I still got to be with family and have a good meal.

For the first time in my life I spent Thanksgiving without my immediate family. This year Dave and I drove to Saint George, UT to spend the weekend with his family. After a 7 hour car drive we arrived in Saint George just in time to help finish fixing the dinner. We had a wonderful dinner with Dave's brother Brent and his wife Andrea, Dave's Dad and his new wife Estella.
Friday we had a great time with Brent and Andrea. We took a drive to Snow Canyon where we hiked around and the boys a little too much fun throwing rocks. What is it with boys and throwing rocks?!
Not just any rock will do. You must find a rock of the perfect weight and size.
Brent had to have a target in order to throw rocks. A rock on its side, hanging over a cliff qualified as a very good target and supplied timeless entertainment.
I'm not sure what's going on in this picture but it cracks me up.
My beautiful sister-in-law, Andrea, proudly hit the each target before the boys. Way to be Andrea!
We had a great time at Snow Canyon. After our rocky throwing escapade was over we headed home for some of Estella's turkey soup, yum yum, and then off to the Saint George Temple to see the Christmas lights. It was beautiful.

I especially like this picture. I was so happy to see fall leaves! It made it feel so much more like Thanksgiving.


The Thomson Family said...

Awwww, it's our temple. :)

Thanks for posting pictures. Keep 'em coming!

LONICA said...

Glad you had a good thanksgiving. What is it with boys and throwing rocks? I don't get it either. Love the picture of Dave though...

Matt & Staci said...

so glad you guys had such a fun time! That last pic of the St. George temple is BEAUTIFUL!

Brent & Andrea said...

Thanks for the compliments! Especially about throwing rocks :-)

I had so much fun with you guys. The temple pics turned out great too.

Anonymous said...

Aw it looks like you guys had a good time! I missed you though!

bdrain said...

That last picture of the temple was great.