Sunday, November 30, 2008

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047 A few weekends ago we took a trip to good ol' Blackfoot Idaho to attend Jarom's wedding.  It was so fun having all of the Christensen family in the temple together.  We are so happy for Jarom and Tara, and can't wait to spend a lot of time hanging out with them once we get to Montana.    He didn't give us much time to get to know her before the wedding, so we have some catching up to do! : ) Here are some of my favorite pictures of the beautiful day.

 

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Hum.....what happened after that?  Sage got pink eye which tuned into a huge scratch on her cornea.  That lead to a whole ton of crying, which in turn lead to a trip to the E.R and an entire day of Sage hanging out under her blanket without ever once opening her eyes.  Very sad.  She's a happy camper now, and all is well, but it was touch a go for a while there.

Next I saw Twilight with a whole ton of great girls, and that was fun.  I didn't like the movie at all, but it was still a great night.

Then came Thanksgiving....

John, Mirm and the fam decided to drive all the way from Utah to hang out with us, and we were thrilled!  The day started with a breakfast of french toast and a few pictures.

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Next came the well known, and well loved Turkey Trot 50 meter dash and 5k.  Good fun for everyone!  I won 1st in my age category (I was the only one in my age categorie) and Jaxon won the coveted first place spot in the 50 yard dash!  He was my super star!

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Thanks to Robin for the great morning.  Heaven knows I needed the exercise that day.

The rest of the day I spent working on my turkey, stuffing, sweet potatoes, green bean casserole, and jello.  I was excited to learn how to make a Thanksgiving dinner this year.  You're all invited to my place in a few years.  My turkey was DELISH!

The dinner was amazing, the company was great, and the air hockey tournament was a bust.  How on earth did Heidi win?

I am Thankful for my LIFE!  It is wonderful, and full, and crazy, and I love every person in it.  And now, bring on all the Christmas craze!  I love this time of year!!!

14 comments:

Heidi said...

Rare that I get to make the first comment on your blog. I checked it at the right time. Great recap of the past few weeks. Good, good times. And I'll take you up on the offer for Thanksgiving dinner in a few years. Can't wait!

THE REBER FAMILY said...

How fun Steph! I can't wait to have all my family together next year. Sorry about Sage! Thats no fun! She sure is beautiful though!

Sarah said...

How fun! I totally guessed Jarom was a christiensen. He looks a lot like Jake. So when you guys going to Montana? Is Jake still thinking ortho?

ericandjanine said...

Looks like a fun time...don't you just love having all that family around? Anyway, we miss you guys!

Jon and Sarah Jackson Family said...

You go girl! Way to take 1st place. Hey, 1st place is always 1st place, right?

Kelsey said...

I thought that was Robin's face barely making it into your picture. Is she in Oregon with all of you now? I always thought she was so great. I like Heather's friends too.

Heather said...

You are so cute! I swear, I just LOVE reading what's going on in your life. I am so very THANKFUL that technology brought us a way of keeping in touch! I always reminence on our childhood days, and the trouble we used to cause.

Elizabeth said...

I'm sorry that Sage hurt her eye. I'm glad she's better, though, and that you had fun!

Breezy said...

Oh the picture of the 4 girls makes me homesick for you all. Have I told you I'm having a girl? How soon with Jake be done with school and you'll be on your way to Montana?

Laura said...

You were so close to us and you didn't come visit. Ouch ;)
Sounds like you've had a good dose of fun these past couple weeks.

Stace said...

Jarom is married! Wow. Glad for the post. I talked with J and M and they said your turkey was amazing. They had a fun time visiting. Josh was baptized today. No, I have not seen Twilight yet! Ugh!

brenda said...

Sounds like you had more than your share of the food assignments! Way to go! My heart went out to Sage--I saw her that one day and she really would not look up for anything! Such an unusual incident! Wow! Here are a few extra exclamation points!!!

Lady Fox said...

Cute family you have Steph! I love that I can look you all up and check out what is happening in Oregon. Sounds like you guys are busy.

Kara

Lawther family said...

I had a scratch on my cornea when I was little and because I didn't leave it be I ended up with a patch on my eye for a little over 6 months... and I was in second grade, it sucked! Poor Sage.. :( Glad it cleared up well for her