Wednesday, November 30, 2016

So Much To Be Thankful For!

First of all, thank you so much to all of you who voted in our contest with SoFi!  We were one of the 5 runners up and won $10,000!  What a fantastic prize and amazing blessing!  We are so grateful to all of you who voted and shared :).

We had a great Thanksgiving weekend staying with Christi's parents in Ferron, UT.  It's about a two and a half hour drive for us.  We headed down there Thanksgiving morning and joined up with many siblings, cousins, aunts, uncles and friends.  Her parents hosted about 35 people for Thanksgiving Dinner in their home!  Great sports :).  About 20 of those family members stayed overnight the next two nights as well.  It's so great to get together with family.  It's particularly fun to see the young cousins having so much fun together.

As I reflect on Thanksgiving, there are so many things I'm thankful for.  Here's a short list of some of the things that come to mind off of the top of my head:

Christi, Cali, Conner, Elli, Graci, Jesi, Lexi, Sophi, Parker, Taylor, Xander (Xander, if you're reading this, I listed our kids alphabetically ;), the gospel, our home, extended family, college football, hammocks, mountains, good physical health, a good job, a great country to live in, adoption, good doctors, and so much more.  I'm grateful to have my wonderful family surrounding me during this holiday season.  They're the best!

Here are some pics from our weekend in Ferron.  I kind of got into hammocks this summer during some off our campouts.  With some guidance from a friend, I even learned how to make them a cozy place to sleep in 20 degree weather!  Christi and I slept in them while we were in Ferron:).

Parker and Christi accidentally dressed as twins!

Parker's hair is long enough for braids?!?

And the aftermath...

Sophi and Lexi loved taking care of baby Harmony

Sophia's ready to take off on a 4-wheeler!  Thanks uncle Danny:)

Conner and Dad

That's Christi tucked in snug as a bug in a rug!

Two peas in a pod:)