We got up there Wednesday evening and everyone just hung out that night.
On Thursday (Ben got to go running with me each morning we where there - awesome!) we did a few things around the house and then went over to see Joe and Britt's new home. It's such a beautiful home - they found a good one, for sure. Ben and I got the tour - while our kids ran amok, having a wonderful time! We went back to Jim and Diana's for Thanksgiving dinner and that was pretty perfect - especially the rolls (which are my favorite part of T. dinner, of course :).
Since the weather was so spring-like, the kids rode their scooters (all 8 of them - the 4-year old to the almost-16 year-old) to a school and played on the crazy rope apparatus. We had fun watching them. We got back and then went over to Joe and Britt's for dessert. Yummy. Then we put in our Maxwell tradition movie, Jack Frost (the old-school one) and I think everyone enjoyed themselves - but I fell asleep during it . . .
Friday we met up with the cousins at the ice-skating rink around noon. It was really fun being on skates again! Jonas apparently fell pretty hard - by the time I came by him some older people were talking with him and told me he fell. To make a long story short, he forgot all about the fell and may or may not have gotten a slight concussion. But all was well - just a little weird with Jonas.
After that we went to a park, which is sort of connected to Columbine High School - where Sam (the oldest cousin) goes to school now. The kids just rode and rode their scooters all around and just had a blast! We even rode to a park and they played and played and then we had to ride and ride back to the car. Lucy could definitely hold her own on scootering with everyone else. :)
Joe and Britt made a yummy dinner for us that night and we enjoyed eating at their home and visiting with each other. The kids watched the new Muppet movie - I just can't remember that exact name.
On Saturday we went on a hike nearby - it was like 70-degrees or something! Just crazy. That was nice. Diana's sister Gail, from Montana, was in town with her family - including her husband, a few kids, and a grandson. Some of them stopped in on Saturday evening - as they made their way to the airport to fly back home. It was fun to see them and have them see/meet our kids and Joe and Britt's kids, too.
Sunday was freezing! We decided to go to Joe and Britt's ward and it was a chilly 22 degrees as we walked to and ffrom the church. Brrrr - especially after a 70-degree day! We enjoyed being with Joe and Britt at their ward. Our kids all sat behind us and behaved very well, if I do say so myself. :)
Then we pretty much drove home - which was pretty much uneventful. Which is a good thing! But I did visually notice a weight being dropped on Ben as we neared closer and closer to Montrose. Seriously, his disposition just sort of drooped. It's a heavy mantel he has been asked to wear. It's always nice when he gets to hang it up for a few days at least . . . :)
It was a blast of a Thanksgiving. We are truly blessed in many way - family being one our greatest blessings for sure!
My pictures are from all sorts of sources and so they will just be random and not in any order!
Our skating crew - pretty cute!
It was a super fantastic weekend.