We had a wonderful holiday weekend! Thanksgiving was great. Jeff got up early on T-giving morning to play football with the guys – “Foul Bowl I.” (he played in the Gobbler golf tournament on Friday morning too – tough life!). I was up to feed the boys and captured this lovely photo:
This game was so serious that when he got his new cleats in the mail the day before, we had to pack up the boys in the jogging stroller and walk to a nearby field so I could throw to him & let him break them in by running routes. What else is a wife for other than your own personal QB whenever you need it? (…or rather, back-up QB when your guy friends aren’t available, more likely)
Thanksgiving was fun & delicious… after we realized the oven had somehow been turned off & we got it turned back on so that turkey could cook! My mom & family made all the traditional delights for the meal (she even added sweet potato casserole at the last minute by special request for Jeff & dad- thanks mom!). I was in charge of desserts & made pumpkin pie, Jeff’s favorite choc-PB rice krispie treats, and a new recipe called apple butter apple pie – a cross between apple pie & apple crumble – yum! I’ll definitely make that again.
We went to town taking pictures – I love these first holidays with the babies! (I also love all the family members who want to hold & play with the boys all day – they get spoiled & I get some down time!)
And this is how we spent Friday afternoon recovering from all that Thanksgiving fun:
My aunt, uncle, & cousins came up Thursday night & stayed with us for the weekend. They’re getting ready to go back to Asia as missionaries so it’s one of the last few times our whole family will be together for a while.
On Saturday we took the boys to see some friends, including 2 of our friends from college who were down from PA, Nick & Kelly, and met their sweet new baby girl, Josephine. Lane was eyeing her up – wish I had a picture! 😉 We really enjoyed seeing everybody & catching up. Then we went to pick out their first Christmas tree! Cullen slept through it all but Lane was pretty interested in all the trees. We quickly realized that Christmas tree-trimming & decorating isn’t quite the same with twin babies to care for! Hard to hear Christmas music and drink egg nog when babies are crying to be fed, ha. Turned out it worked better after the boys went to bed. 😉 Now that we’ve got it up, they love to stare at the lights on the tree. We’re excited for their first Christmas!