The week started out great, celebrating Grandma Dedrickson's 74th birthday on Wednesday (who looks very young for her age, mind you). Then, TURKEY DAY finally arrived! Lots of cooking was going on, thanks to Jill - our lovely hostess. To keep the rest of us girls busy...
Heather brought all the essentials to make some sweet turkeys! There were one of these at each of the place settings and they made the table look darling. As you can see: two oreos, a reese's for the body, some candy corn for the feathers, a whopper for the head, sprinkles for the eyes, candy corn tip for the beak, and frosting to hold everything together and decorate :) Such a fun idea!
After a good ol' western movie for the boys and some rounds of Bananagrams, we were ready to eat!
None of us were crazy enough to wake up early on Friday to go shopping, but we did venture out around 10:30 a.m. and the parking lots were STILL packed!
By around 2:00 we were already beat, but the success was worth it :)
For the past little while, Devin and I have discussed our attraction for Colorado and have talked about being okay with ending up there some day. Of course when Uncle Mark got word of this, he started persuading us with everything he could think of to seriously consider it :) Pretty much everything worked, like the beautiful mountain scenery, awesome weather, great balance in population of LDS members, the surprising cleanliness of Denver, a pretty low sales tax of 5% (ha), etc. The only drawback we could think of was that...we're not a huge fan of their sports teams, which is kind of important.Well, we went to a Denver Nuggets game anyway :) It was actually pretty fun, and we even saw our friends Jordan and Corina who were also spending the weekend in Denver :)
Well, we had to head back Saturday morning to beat the heavy snow coming through Utah. Big difference from the mid-50 degree weather we were feeling in Denver! Anyway, the trip was the perfect break and we loved being with all the family we could.
We're thankful to be alive, healthy, and surrounded in some way or another by people we love!