Wow! Lots of catching up to do! WARNING...this will be a very long post with lots of pictures!! My mom came into town on November 12 and we immediately went to work getting stuff done. It's so hard to get much done around the house with little ones under my feet all the time, so Mom was a lifesaver. The first thing we did was paint the whole front living room which proved to be a HUGE task because of the 15 foot ceiling and the almost unreachable part by the stairs. But we got it all done (thanks Brandi for watching the kids!) and I'm so pleased with how it turned out. I wish I had more pictures, but this is a little hint anyway. The color is called "peanut shell".
Mom and I cleaned closets, organized the basement, and tackled the crawl space! Wow, it looks awesome now. On Saturday my Dad flew in. On Monday after all the pain touch-ups were complete we went to the zoo. We have a pass and haven't used it since the baby was born. We practically had the place to ourselves.
Then it was off to dinner at Chilis.
On Tuesday Leighann got finished with classes and came into town. Boy, the house was getting crowded with so many people, but it was so fun. Then on Wednesday my brother Philip flew in and the day was spent getting ready for Thanksgiving. On that day Lauren turned 2 months. I can't believe how quickly time is passing us by! She will be starting kindergarten before long.
Cody and I hosted our first TG at our own house. We've always gone out of town for the holiday. It was a lot of work, but everything turned out great.
On Friday night we drove out to "This is the Place" monument park for their Candle Light Christmas event. It was pretty neat, and VERY VERY cold. Holy cow, how did those pioneers do it?
Saturday morning we went to the aerospace museum. Dad has always said he wanted to tour it when they came up here, but we never have until now. It was dang cool and much bigger than I thought it would be.