Thursday, December 27, 2012

A Colorado Springs Thanksgiving

This year we decided to head on over to Colorado Springs to be with my sister Adrianne and her family for Thanksgiving!! It was so much fun. It was by far the smallest Thanksgiving Kevin and I have ever been to, but the food was amazing, company was fun, and the day was perfect and relaxing to say the least!  

We left Wed morning around 10:30 am. Its about a 9 hour drive. Mia was a champ the first 5 or 6 hours. She got restless after a while and really wanted to get out. We tried getting out a few times on the way and she really only slept for 2 hours the whole time. But she really was good and we got lucky! 

The weather was perfect, the drive was beautiful, and our car ran well too. We packed a cooler full of food to eat along the way so we wouldn't have to stop and eat fast food. That was nice. 

The next day was Thanksgiving. Adrianne made homemade rolls, a green bean casserole, a pumpkin and apple pie, and a sweet potato souffle. Mike did the gravy and turkey. I did the deviled eggs and mashed potatoes which Kevin helped with as well. It was a wonderful meal! I made some cute little name tags to put on the table. We used her china dishes and we also had some yummy drink that Adrianne made too- hey, I want that recipe! :) 

While we were cooking, the boys all went out and rode Isaac's mini motorcycle  Dont worry, Kevin did it too. Hahah. 

After dinner, we all headed to Laila's Grave. It was a sad, but good experience to see it. The grave is beautiful and there are a few other little babies buried right next to her now. It's been 16 months since she has passed but it seems just like yesterday. She is still very much a part of her family. The boys talk about her non stop- its cute and really sweet! They kept telling me about all the times she would kick her legs in the bath tub and how she loved to be played with. 

The next day was Friday. We decided to do adrianne's hair that day! We dyed it brown! We also put up Christmas decorations and relaxed. We dyed her eyebrows, and she was in shock. Needless to say, we HAD to get them waxed the next day... hehehe. She looks amazing though, and she let me style her hair and do her makeup on two of the days. So fun to pamper her! 

We also decorated for Christmas, and that was a lot of fun. Made me super excited to decorate our place! 

On Saturday, Kevin and I decided we wanted to explore Colorado Springs. It's such a beautiful little town. We would love to someday maybe live there. Everything is there. Shopping, Nature, Homes... I love everything about it. Adrianne had things to do at home, and Mike was making homemade cheese (Which is really cool actually!!) so Kev and Mia and I went and ventured off on our own. We first went to Garden of the Gods. It's such a beautiful place!! It was PERFECT Weather. Infact, kinda warm. 

We ended the night doing frozen yogurt with the fam and got in the hot tub (they keep it at 99 degrees so Mia was able to come in too!) 

We left to come home the next day, and it was truly fabulous. We loved every minute of it. Thank you Mike and Adrianne for letting us crash your home and thanksgiving! We love all of you so much and miss you already. 

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