Sunday, November 30, 2008

Thanksgiving Fun!

Another fun holiday with the January's (Josh's mother's family), 15 adults, 7 children, a four night stay in one cabin on the lake in Arkansas, and tons of good food! Pictures are in no particular order. This actually took me around 4 days to post because when I got back from Thanksgiving I got sick. Actually sick enough that I took my first sick day (for myself) in 3 years, but I am feeling much better now and know one in the house has come down with it either (knock on wood).
Here is a picture of the cabin that we stayed in, it actually belongs to Dustin's aunt, which I am happy to say our cousin Randi and Dustin recently got engaged. And I am not just saying that because of the cabin. Ha! Ha! Honestly, it was a great place that fit all 22 family members and not too shabby views of the lake as you will see below.

The guys decided to pitch in this year and fry a tukey this year for fun. I think everyone agreed that it was pretty good.

I also got a shot of Grandad carving the turkey while Nanny and Jack look on.

The cabin had a walk down stairs down to the private dock where the kids spent some time throwing rocks into the lake. From left to right is Gunnar, Jack, Dakota, Molly, and Amy.

A great picture of Jack, Wylie, Gunnar, and Jillian!

Besides playing Poker, Pitch, and Scene It, the adults (Josh, John, Dustin, and Randi) got to play some Wii. As far a "Black Friday" Josh, Dustin, Randi, and I drove to Eureka Springs, mainly because I have always wanted to go there. I have to say that I really liked the town and we had a great time.

One of the many dinners over the 4 days included marinated Ribeye steaks. I got a picture of Dustin and Jeff cutting the steaks on the desk.

I got a good picture of the kids eating a snack at the bar. Gunnar, Joey, Jack , and Wylie were getting a good laugh at each others jokes.

Thanksgiving morning I took this picture of the fog wall at the end of the cove.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Best Friends

This is Wyile's best friend, Halle. Her mom was on a business trip in Washington D.C., so she got to come over and play and then go to dance class with Wylie. They have going to the same dance class since August. Halle and Wylie have shared the same daycare since we have moved to Cherryvale, except for this year. Wylie misses seeing her, but they do get to see each other at Pre-school every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.

Friday, November 7, 2008

Hukuna Matata!

Josh had heard from one of his fellow teachers that the Lion King on Broadway was coming to Kansas last Friday he went online and found 4 tickets 10 rows back from the stage in the middle section for Saturday at 2 o'clock in the afternoon (which is why we think we got a good deal on the tickets). Anyway, it was AWESOME! It was so awesome I can't even describe it! Both Gunnar and Wylie loved it! The picture you see is a poster we bought with the autographs of the cast members, which the proceeds went to the American Red Cross. The actual cast members were handing them out as you walked out the door. Our poster was from the actor who played "Scar", who happened to be our favorite. We left for downtown KC at 9:45 am, at 11:45 we arrived at the music hall and picked up our tickets, then grabbed a hot dog at a local stand and ate in the square amongst the tall buildings, watched the play, and then grabbed some IHOP on the way home. Josh and I had a great day with the kids.