Saturday, December 3, 2011

fun fun and more fun!

For Thanksgiving we went up to Wolf Creek with a bunch of Josh's extended family. There were probably close to 30 people there which is very different from spending time with my extended family (all 12 of us). We just did a lot of eating, hot tubbing, sledding and Josh got to spend time with his cousins he never sees.

Wes and Will are trying to build a snow man

He was such a daredevil flying down the hill. I am actually kind of looking forward to having snow around here so we can take Wes sledding.

Warming up by the fire.

When we got home we started decorating the house, Wes' job was decorating my snowman tree

Then we baked cookies

Our delicious finished product, they actually were really good even though some had about a pound of sprinkles on them.

And my Birthday!! On the 1st I turned...30, I can not believe I am that old but I really had a special couple of days. On my birthday some of my friends took me out to lunch then Josh and I went out ALONE! to Brio for dinner then did some Christmas shopping.

My sister sent me 30 gifts to open!!! Yeah she is pretty much the most awesome sister anyone could have. I think my favorite part was that I definitely did not feel 30 sitting around all these gifts and tearing into them.

The next day was the start of Josh's vacation so we went to breakfast at Kneader's then went on our search for the perfect Christmas tree. We spent the day getting the tree up and decorating it.

At night we went to Riverwoods so Wes could see Santa and all the lights. If anyone hasn't gone to Riverwoods at Christmas it is amazing, even though it is freezing out.

My Aunt Debbie made the top 2 plates (aren't they gorgeous, this crappy picture doesn't do them justice) and I was so excited to finally get to use this rack I got from a yardsale. The bottom plate was one of my gifts from Wes and Josh. I think it might just be the best gift I have ever gotten, on the front they both put a handprint and on the back Wes painted me a picture. I will have to take a better picture of both sides.

And here is our finished Christmas tree! This has really been one of the best birthday weekends ever and it's only Saturday...yes I said birthday weekend I get the WHOLE weekend :)

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  1. i love this! you deserved a rockin' birthday, i'm glad you are having a ton of fun! Your tree, and gift from wes are seriously the best. i love it!