I was going to post all about Thanksgiving, but realized that we must've been too busy visiting with the 25-ish people who were at Jacob's parents home for the event to snap any photos. This year we flew to Utah to eat the Big Bird and all the other dishes that go along with the longest-to-prepare meal of the year with Jacob's family. It was great to see them and spend time out in the country, where the goats were excited to see us and the smell of cows was far too aromatic for this preggo gal. The family was excited to see us, too, and all wonderful smells of Thanksgiving dinner made my mouth water in only the best of ways :) I have to say - wow- I have been surprised at my sense of smell since I became pregnant. I tell Jacob I am like a dog now. It's kinda bizarre and makes for some interesting moments...like during church when all of a sudden I smelled Coca-Cola Classic and couldn't wait to get my hands on a can on our plane ride back to Seattle...weird...anyway, the above picture is our departure from Seattle on Thanksgiving morning. We feel so lucky to live in the Pacific Northwest - just look at our gorgeous Mt. Rainier!!!
Jacob's family were kind enough to let us steal away for a day to visit with my family in Utah as well. I got to see an old, dear friend (Melissa!!!) and spend most of the day visiting with my 3 siblings that live in Utah and getting acquainted with my new nephew, Jackson, which was certainly a highlight for me!
Look at the cutie little Jack, giving smiles to his Aunt Tysha!!! (I also got the cutest pout, but didn't catch that one on camera!)
My brother Dan and his wife, Kristin, invited us into their warm and welcoming home for dinner that evening. We all gathered and bit our fingernails watching the ending of the BYU vs. Utah rivalry game (Cougars won!) Dan entertained us with his usual sense of humor and we all enjoyed good conversation. After dinner, the men headed downstairs for a ping-pong tournament, while the ladies gathered around to talk about pregnancy and childbirth (as 2 have gone through it and my sister Kaitlin and I are experiencing it right now - so exciting!) I asked Jacob later if maybe the guys chatted about how wonderful it is having a hormonal creature to live with for 9 months and he said "oh, we didn't talk about any of that. We just played ping-pong." I had to laugh!
Here is my cute niece, Kaylee. She just turned 3. Apparently, she is destined to be a pro golfer - although for now she seems to favor princess attire.
And I can't resist one more of precious Jackson. I have a new nickname for him: Do any of you remember a band from the 90s called Luscious Jackson? Well, they were fun - but mostly, the name fits this little guy - just look at his luscious lips and big blue eyes --- he is luscious and delectable!!! Yeah for cute babies and for fun with the fam, both Jacob's and mine, over the Thanksgiving holiday. We sure have a lot to be thankful for!