Friday, November 28, 2008

Thanksgiving and More

We are in Kanab, Utah spending Thanksgiving with Adam's family this year. We had a wonderful day! I spent most of Thanksgiving day cooking with my mother-in-law Inez and sister-in-law Jessica, while Adam, Jarrett, and Kent played with the new Wii Kent bought. It was literally played from sun up to even after sun down. Adam's grandma White joined us for dinner and we had a great day. I posted the recipes of the food I prepared on my other blog. Click HERE to get them!

I don't know what it is about the "Chemical Agent" they say is in Turkey, but I think I believe it. Bryson and I took a two hour nap after dinner! That is probably the longest that boy has ever slept in the afternoon in his life. Thanksgiving evening, after the kids went to bed, we played domino's. Adam's family is known for cards and playing games.

We went to St. George today to pick up a piece to my new desk (pictures coming soon) and even got to do a little Christmas shopping! Inez took Bryson so Adam and I could go and come back quickly, plus we weren't sure if Bryson would fit after putting the desk in our car, and we were right!

Going backwards with our update ... Last weekend (Nov 21-23) we took a quick trip up to Orem to see my family and attend the Coldplay concert. Marney (my sister) and Erik (her husband) got some tickets to the concert as well and came with us. We had GREAT seats and just loved the concert. I have wanted to see Coldplay for YEARS and it was everything I expected and more. Some of the highlights were: they came to the back of the arena and played literally 50 feet from us. Adam was so excited that they played his favorite song "The Scientist". They also played all of my favorite hits, and I may have found a new hit at the concert, the single "Lovers in Japan". During this song they let millions of crate paper butterflies go through the air! It was amazing and we were so glad we made the 6 hour trek to be there.

Visiting with my family was short and sweet, but it was great to see them. The pictures below were some of my favorite from the weekend. Adam got to wash the car at the house because the weather was beautiful, Grandma and Grandpa got some SERIOUS bonding time with Bryson, Bryson got to see his cousin Addy ... even though I don't know if she is quite sure about Bryson. If you ask me, it looks like Bryson will be her ALTOGETHER too happy cousin that always picks on her :) We even dressed Bryson in his BYU shirt for the Utah vs. BYU game but the Coug's didn't come through this year. Luckily we didn't get to watch because we were headed to the concert!

Here is one of my favorites that I got with my new camera of my niece Addy. Isn't she adorable?

Other than that, we have been SO overly busy that we can barely manage. I headed to a convention in Seattle on the 13th,(Click HERE for more pictures and details), Bryson started crawling while I was gone, and Adam seems to be working around the clock. Between Scouts, YW in excellence, traveling, playing, holidays, and getting ready for a photo shoot of my office on Tuesday, (Creating Keepsakes is highlighting my workspace in the April Issue) I think both Adam and I might have a breakdown. Did I mention, BRYSON IS CRAWLING! I think it is a blessing and a curse in the same sentence! He is such a good boy though, I should never complain. He did however find Grandma Dudley's Christmas tree. Makes me wonder if I should even put mine up this year!

We are so excited for the holidays to come. I love this time of year to focus on everything I am grateful for and everything I have been blessed with. I couldn't ask for a better husband, baby boy, and life. We are grateful for you and all you have brought to us and our family! Hope you had a great Thanksgiving!


Camille said...

You have the cutest little boy... and I'm jealous about the concert... was it fun?! Tell Erik and Marney hi for me!

Kari Ann said...

You're amazing!

byu 106 said...

Mandy, what a treat to see your pics and read about you and your family. You are an amazing person and I glad to count you as a friend.

Bishop Robertson

PS Bryson is a beautiful boy. I remember when my first son was that age. Every morning was like Christmas morning!

Heather Ballard said...

I just got your amazing Christmas card & I'm completely shocked that your pregnant. You are just two months behind me. Have you found out what your having yet? Congratulations. Hope to see you over the holidays!!!

The Clarkson Family said...

We got your totally creative Christmas card and wanted to say Congratulations! You are amazing! How have you been able to do all that you are doing? Have you been sick?
We just found out we are having a boy! Can't wait to find out what you are having!

Robertson Family said...

What fun things! Bryson is seriously so adorable!! Mandy, CONGRATS on your new little one that's on its way!! I am so excited for you! You busy, cute mamma! That was the cutest Christmas card I have EVER seen!! You are so creative and talented! Love ya!

Kari Ann said...

Congrats on the new baby!!! Yea!

Kelly Evanson said...

congrats on another boy!!! maybe you are following in my footsteps!! they will be best buds. how close together will they be. i love having jay and brandt close, especially as the 1st two . . . instant playmate!! anyway, hope you are feeling good. good luck these last few months. we will be delivering right around the same time!!

Lama said...

I just got back from the Coldplay concert here in San Jose and to be honest with you, there are no words to describe tonight. I scoored great tickets i enjoyed my night …I can try, but it won't do it justice. These guys were something else live.