Monday, November 30, 2009

Let's Get Some Positive Up In Here!

After having that last sad post up for a week, I decided it was time for a more positive post. Now armed with Sleepy Time tea, bring on the joy!

Thanksgiving was fun...all four Thanksgivings we had. Yes, four.

The first one was at church on the Sunday evening before Thanksgiving and included some awesome swing dance lessons. Wow I've missed swing dancing. Seriously. My friends and I were swing dance fiends in high school, so much so that people would stop and just watch us during the Miner's Jubilee street dance every summer. Anyway, it just re-enforced how much I love our church here. I mean, how many churches have swing dance lessons? And the It was amazing, especially considering the sheer amount that was made.

The second one was actually on Thanksgiving, at Nathan's mom's house. I didn't know that I would get Thanksgiving off until two days before, so I got to tag along at the last minute. The cast of characters included Nathan's mom, her sister, her parents, and Nathan's sister and her husband. It was a quick one, but definitely fun. I even got to make the pumpkin rolls...yum. And the cheesecake Kate made for dessert was divine...I'm not a huge fan of pumpkin pie, so this was a welcome change.

The third go was that same night, at Nathan's dad's place. It was just the five of us, and incredibly relaxed. After dinner, we followed Labunski family tradition and popped in Dad's 1998 taped version of National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation, complete with 1998 commercials. Love it. The boys didn't sleep very well, which made for a long night, but we still had a great time.

The final edition was on Saturday at my parent's place, and included the four of us, my parents, my dad's parents, and Nathan's dad. After yet ANOTHER delish turkey dinner (man oh man, the boys love love love turkey, you definitely didn't hear them complaining), we started a new family tradition and busted out the Wii. We even convinced my grandparents to jump into some Wii bowling and Boom Blox. I have to say, my grandpa was kind of a pro at Boom Blox, even managing to beat Nathan.

While all of our Thanksgivings were wonderful, it was nice to finally see that particular holiday behind us. I never thought I'd get tired of Thanksgiving dinner, but it actually happened!

On Sunday afternoon, Nathan and I bundled the boys up and headed out to the Erratic Mammoth Tree Farm (so named for the huge Mammoth sculpture at the entrance, made by the farm owner) to get ourselves a Christmas tree. For $10, we got an absolutely B-E-A-UTIFUL tree...probably so cheap because we got to cut down and schlep the tree a good 100 yards with babies in backpacks. It's my first big bushy tree, and I just love how it looks with all our lights and ornaments. I also got our house decorated with Christmas stuff, aided by Christmas music and some yummy hot chocolate with peppermint schnapps. I love how a Christmas tree makes our house smell. Mmm.

Ok, now we'll share some photos. We got photos at my parents' place right before we started for home, and the boys were less than impressed.

All four of us in front of our tree.

Asher left, Levi right...Just try to tell me that there are cuter babies out there!

Our tree all decorated!

Grammy and Grandpa Morgan with the boys (Levi left, Asher right)

The boys getting some love from Grandpa Ger

Great Grandpa and Great Nanna with the boyo's (Asher left, Levi right)

Happy Thanksgiving from the Labunski's! I love my family!


Auntie Dani said...

Those are the cutest holiday family photos!!! I love baby smiles...they just melt me!

PS: Logan is smiling and cooing now. We're all very excited that it's no longer just gas. :-)

Kate said...

Thanks for the positive update! You guys look like you had a great time!

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