Wednesday, November 28, 2012

giving thanks

This Thanksgiving was a year of firsts. It was Olivia's first ever Thanksgiving. She got to eat (almost) all the same food as us and she even got to eat off a princess plate! Luuuucky girl.
It was my first Thanksgiving away from my family... ever. I missed them of course, but I am so lucky to have married into the family I did. I love my Rupes and we had such a fun day full of delicious food and lots of laughter (always)
It was the first time I had a Thanksgiving dinner with less than oh about 40 people there. Ha! My parents both have big families. It was just the 5 of us. It felt weird to not have to wait in line to get food! We probably had enough to feed 40 though and it was gooooood. I even made green bean casserole and sweet potatoe souffle can you believe that?! are you proud?!
It was my first time going Black Friday shopping and actually buying something! When I worked at Skullcandy I always had to work 1 and sometimes even 2 seperate shifts for Black Friday so I never really got the chance to shop. It was fun! I went with Kate. She's the best.

The rest of the weekend consisted of playing and eating. We went and saw the lights downtown and I got to spend a lot of time with the Rupes. I loved it! Poor Conrad had to work so much he hardly got to be with us. He worked from 3:30 am til after 8:00 pm on Friday! Poor guy. He works so hard for us. We love him!

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween from Ariel! You're looking at a HANDMADE mermaid costume. Olivia has the best great uncle ever. He is so talented.