Thursday, December 06, 2012

Thanksgiving Week (now with pictures!)

We spent the week of Thanksgiving in Utah this year.  With Matthew now in rotations we didn't think we would get enough time off to travel but luckily it worked out and we had such a great time.  We stayed with Matthew's parents who had just moved to a new house and had lots of cousin time and Nonna Pa time.

We went to he Hogle Zoo for the first time.  In all the time I have spent in Utah I had never been to the zoo but we all went and loved it.  Lots of cool animals.  Kensley loved the baby giraffe and Austin loved the polar bear and the sea otters.  It was a great family outing.

Fun times with cousins!

 Black girls with the Allens

We were able to hit two Thanksgiving dinners.  First at my Grandma Black's house we were able to visit with my two sisters who attend BYU and my 2 of my aunt and uncles and several cousins.  I don't get to see them that often so it was nice to catch up.  Next we had dinner with the Graffs. All of Matthew's siblings were able to be there which was nice.  All the food at both dinners was amazing.  My favorite part is the pie. :)  Later that night, my little sister and I had a fun night of Black Friday shopping at a new outlet mall.

Austin and Kensley were both thoroughly entertained by cousins and toys the whole time.  They actually were great the whole trip. However the day we were suppose to drive home Matthew got really sick. So sick that he really couldn't drive home.  So we stayed another day, got him some antibiotics and were able to get home a day late.

 Thanksgiving at the Blacks

 Hogle Zoo

 The Swings at Nonna's house

Black Friday shopping with Kayla!
Overall, I am so glad we were able to travel to spend Thanksgiving with family. It was well worth the trip!