Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Busy Weekend!

Thanksgiving is always a busy time of year. This year it was even a bit more busy because my nephew was getting ready to leave on his Mission. He threw a whole lot into one weekend.

So I was assigned dessert for the big Thanksgiving event. I made 6 pies:  2 pumpkin, 2 berry, and 2 chocolate. I also attempted a pumpkin roll with cream cheese icing. All turned out well and tasted yummy! I think the chocolate pie was the favorite of the evening.
Here is only a sampling of my desserts. The chocolate one and the pumpkin roll were in the fridge!

 My kids had a great time hanging out with cousins. My sister and her family came up from So. California so everyone was there except the Sister who lives out in North Carolina.  We did get to Facetime with her and her adorable daughters that day though.fd

 There was plenty of food and lots of dishes to wash afterward.
 We had a great meal and enjoyed each others company and even squeezed in a game of Settlers of Catan.
 The next day some of us headed up to Sacramento to attend the temple. The nephew who is leaving on his mission in a few days was able to go for the first time.
 I don't often get to go to the temple with my mom and this was the first time I had actually attended the Sacramento Temple. We usually head to Oakland.  Sacramento is a whole lot smaller but felt very personal and it was a wonderful experience.

 My kids made sure our Christmas tree went up! The cat was excited to see a new place to climb and play.
 On Saturday we missed the Nephews Court of Honor. There were just too many events and we had other things to attend to that day so missed that one even of the weekend. On Sunday we got together yet again since the Nephew was going to be speaking in church. He enters the MTC Wednesday so this was our last chance to see him.
 Sophie was very excited to see some of the girls she attends school with. When you only see each other virtually via online classes. It is fun to get to see one another in real life once in awhile.
 We snapped a quick picture of the family in the lobby at church. We hardly ever get a picture of our whole bunch so don't be surprised if this one is made into Christmas cards to send out!
 It was hard to say goodbye to friends.

1 comment:

Camie Madsen said...

Looks like you had a lovely Thanksgiving with your family. Cute family picture. :)