Tuesday, December 2, 2008

December Begins

Thanksgiving is over and now starts December. My family had an awesome time over Thanksgiving. My whole family came down south so after 26 people and 4 days I finally caught a cold. I think it was due to the fact that I spent 2 weeks cleaning before. Then I didn't take my vitamins due to the lack of time to remember and lastly I ate like food was going to stop coming into my house after everyone left. We had a fabulous time though. The boys played football in the morning and then we all met at my house for a family prayer and then we went to Chuck A Rama for dinner. Yes, I did not cook for the whole family and yes I had no dishes to clean up either. We waited in line for about 1 hour and then we all sat together like we would if we were at my house and the food was actually really good. We did have dessert at my house later but again Costco provided the pies for that. So Thanksgiving itself was pretty relaxing for me and hopefully for my family as well. We broke into two groups and some of us went to Quatum of Solace late that night and the next night the others went to Twilight. On Friday I got to teach Zumba in the morning which is fun when you have two pieces of pie in your stomach still from the night before, not so much. Then all the couples went to the temple to finish up my moms family names that I researched a few years back. I was waiting for the right time when all of us were together so we could all go and do the sealings at the same time. It was a great experience. We spent the afternoon on the red rock cliffs playing around and let the kids roam free. We took family pictures that night which are always a joy, but actually it went pretty smoothly I must say. Saturday was our big 4 wheeling trip. Joe and I rounded up some extra 4 wheelers to go along with ours so all of our family could go on a big ride. We leave the trucks behind and don't come back for about 5-6 hours. We packed lunch on the wheelers and went for the mail drop which is down by the Pink Coral Sand Dunes but on the opposite side. I pretty sure fun was had by all on the trip. We ended the day by eating at Denny's (why you ask, well kids eat free of course) and the celebrating two of my nephew's birthday's. So that ended or adventures except for church the next day and relaxing. I had to send my sister home to Mississippi and that always makes me sad to see her leave. I love her to death and I am grateful that I got to see her for 6 days but sad also because I know I won't get to see her for sometime. So my family all leaves and I have a cold know and my kids want the house decorated yesterday for Christmas. I sucked it up and put it all up today minus the 2 trees. I will get to them on Thursday after the fresh one has been picked out. I do not have any pictures of Thanksgiving until my sister emails them to me so they will be added later. Keep checking back for pictures of our December adventures, maybe, I will try my best to keep updated but already the next three weeks are completely booked. Life in the Langston house is busy when you have four kids performing everywhere and the family of the Bishop. Have yourself a Merry Little Christmas and I love you all!!


jaci said...

What a great idea for Thanksgiving! You are smart girl! It sounds like you had a great time with your family. It is sad that your sister lives far away. I just remember how sweet she was in high school and how nice she was to everyone! I bet you are busy in December with all the activities. I hope you have a great holiday! Thanks so mcuh for the darling Christmas card. I have it up on my door. I'm so glad we are in touch again. You are a sweetie! I wish I lived close so I could come to your class, you could get my butt in gear! I'll keep checking the blog for updates!
Love ,Jaci