I am thankful for...
...the fact that both flights left on time. That's a lot to ask this time of year, but I was just snotty enough to ask it.
...the gorgeous weather in Utah while we were there. Not too cold, not too hot, not too snowy.
...Italian Village. Never been there? You must go. Get a pizza bender with sauce. It may change your life.
...pumpkin pie. I could eat it every day.
...modern medicine. My dad had his hip replaces six weeks ago and can walk around now.
...shopping with my mom, even though it was SUPER early.
...the fact that my mom got her finger out of this jewelry hanger...
...with only minimal damage...
...and only a lot of embarrassment.
I feel this needs some explanation. My mom and I started our shopping adventure at 5 am. Around 6 am, we went to Rod Works, which is a store I am very thankful for, where my mom bought a jewelry stand. She buys her things and is waiting for me as I buy mine. When I'm turning to go, I say to the cashier, "Have a good night ... oh my gosh, it's morning." Then my mom says, "My finger is stuck." So we're both laughing at ourselves as she's trying to get unstuck, but then her finger starts turning purple. So we rush back to the bathroom and put soap all over her finger and she pops it out. It was funny. But the funniest part is when she was telling Brent about it and almost did it again.
...family that I don't get to see that often. I was having so much fun at Thanksgiving that I completely forgot to take any pictures.
...crazy nieces and nephews.
...wheel barrel races, because, well, they're just funny.
...an awesome father-in-law who leaves little presents in the weirdest places. We found this...
Why? We have no idea.
Brent's mom asked Brent to take down the drop ceiling in the kitchen. It was dusty, dirty work, but it will look so nice when it's done. When he was almost finished, he saw the can. We all hoped it had money in it. Nope, just cement. But it was a fun surprise anyway!
...Temple Square. Even though we couldn't go there at night because Brent got sick.
...Julie dragging me out of bed at zero-dark-thirty to go to Music and the Spoken Word.
...for my time singing in a choir. I miss it sometimes. I loved watching the Mormon Tabernacle Choir's conductor, Mack Wilberg, tell them "That wasn't very pretty sopranos." It was so cool.
...Brent feeling better. And that I didn't get whatever stomach bug he and his mom had. Sorry guys. I feel badly that you felt so yucky but I'm glad I didn't.
But mostly, I'm thankful for my family. They are all pretty crazy, but that just makes them fun!
I'm thankful for so many other things, but those are the things I'm thankful for from this last weekend.