This is late, but I wanted to post some pics from our Thanksgiving holiday in St. George. It was fun to stay with Paul and Michelle (Ray's sister), and their family. It was also great to see Ray's youngest sister, Jessica, who is also down there attending Dixie College. Maddie loved seeing her aunts, uncle and cousins, and I believe the feeling was mutual. Besides all the great chats with everybody, highlights of the trip for me were:
-Seeing all that red rock.
-Visiting an amazing, state-of-the-art park nearby. It was a bit too old for Maddie but so neato! (The pics below don't do it justice.)
-Discovering the joy of Bajio's, my new favorite fresh-mex locale. Get the taco salad with their spicy ranch. Sooo good!
-Having Thanksgiving on Wednesday evening instead of Thursday. This was Michelle's great idea to have a free day (Thurs) to sit around, eat leftovers, and have the cooking part of it be a distant memory! I hope to do this in years to come. (Incidentally, in telling my other family about this idea, they all say, "So what do you do on Friday, then?" Shop and sleep, of course. And eat more leftovers.
-Actually enjoying (not just tolerating) pumpkin pie for the first time in my life. Obviously I'm getting old. But long live Marie Callendar! (Or is she dead?? Well, she lives on somewhere else anyway!)
-Playing the Wii for the first time.
-Watching Flood, a film made on the Santa Clara river overflowing down there a few years ago. The flood took out 18 homes, some of which were about 2 blocks away from Paul and Michelle's house!
-Laughing the loudest during Kung Fu Panda, after trying so hard to get us all to NOT watch it! There's nothing like having extremely low expectations of a movie, eh?
Here are some pics of everybody.
Fasting as a family
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