We spent Thanksgiving at my aunt Elaine's. My grandpa was there also as was my sister Suzy. My aunt Diane and uncle Brent and cousins Tanner and Colton stopped by for a little while but didn't stay for dinner. I love Thanksgiving. Spending a month contemplating my blessings and all that I have to be thankful for really helps prepare me for the Christmas holidays and really puts me in the right frame of mind. I do have so much to be thankful for.
I feel especially blessed this year to be working at Ensign. There are challenges at Ensign just as there were at Parkview. But it is a much better work environment...calmer, more trusting, happier, less stressful. I have a challenging class this year but I love it there. I love working there and have felt welcomed and supported. It has been a real blessing to be somewhere new and have a new experience. And I am thankful we decided to have my girls go to the neighborhood school. Our home is less frenetic, less busy, less stressed this year. There is a different feeling and so much more peace. I am so very thankful for that.
I spent the month of November counting my blessings on Facebook.
Here are the few photos I took on Thanksgiving Day:
Monday, January 4, 2016
Saturday, January 2, 2016
As another excursion for Michelle's ABC book about Utah, the girls and I went to Antelope Island. We had been there once before several years ago, but it was fun to go back now that the girls were a little older.
|Before we even made it to Antelope Island, we saw this guy. Pretty sure it was a fox but he was far enough way that I am not 100% certain.|
|Gabby is such a character.|
|Again, Gabby is a character. She was pretty sure she was going to be attacked and/or eaten by one of the bison.|
Friday, January 1, 2016
For her Utah Studies class, Michelle had to create an ABC book about Utah's people and places. She decided that as part of her book, we would visit as many of the places as possible and include photos of her in front of those locations holding the letter it represented. So on one of the days during UEA, we drove around Salt Lake taking photos of as many places as possible. We visited East High, the Huntsman Institute, the arena where the Jazz play, the State Capitol building, the Lion House and the Beehive House.