Sunday, December 5, 2010

A week of Thanksgiving...

Gabe and I were able to make it to Utah for a quick trip the weekend before Thanksgiving. It turned out to be just perfect timing. Roman played in the state championship football game and Wes and Ash and the kids drove up for the same weekend to hang out with the Spencer crew. It was three full days of jammed packed fun. We started the weekend at Rice-Eccles stadium to see the Bingham Miners defeat Freamont for the State Championship.

Roman and the Miners doing the haka before the game. Getting the crowd all pumped up.
My brother-in-law Roman is such a stud. For sure one of my most favorite people! It was so fun to watch him out there!
Way to go Miners!
Celebrating after the game.
With the rock star of the night.

Matt also coaches for Bingham. It was so fun to see him out there!

It was so awesome to see Wes and Ash and the kids. I am pretty darn sure I have got the cutest niece and nephew on the planet.

Little Colty rockin' out to Weston's Ipod. I love this kid to pieces. What a little stud.
This picture... awesome. Look at Colty waving to dad.

We got to see the first snowfall of the season... and possibly the last for us. I loved the snow flakes. It finally felt like Christmas.

What I am most thankful for this season:

An amazing family who I love and look up to. For the most amazing parents who love us and support us in everything we do. For two awesome sisters, a brother and for Hailey bug and Colty. And for a place that I grew up in, learned most life lessons in and a place that always feels like coming home.
I am grateful for amazing in-laws who support us and are constantly telling us how much they love us. For three awesome brothers who accepted me as their sister...

And for this guy, my world.
We had a wonderful time in Utah. It was so short and went by way too quickly. But we loved it and can't wait to go back. We love our families!

On the drive back to Arizona we drove through the cutest little towns. I made Gabe stop at this restaurant so we could eat. I wanted to see if she was really in the kitchen making pies! Pretty sure she wasn't. But good sandwiches anyway.
The restaurant was only a few miles from my most favorite place in the world. It made my heart hurt a little. I miss the Powell trips so so much.
I wanted to get out of the car and take a quick dip in the lake. But this is the closest I got to it. A picture over the dam. I'll be back soon.

We got back Monday night and spent Thanksgiving in sunny Arizona with friends.
We woke up Thanksgiving morning and hiked Thunderbird Mountain. It was beautiful.

After a filling turkey dinner with friends, a knife throwing contest, bow and arrow shooting and white elephant gift giving, we made it home early for a little Black Friday Christmas tree shopping. We spent the weekend relaxing, watching movies, hanging out by the fire in the back yard...

And watching the Utes beat BYU with five seconds left. I know, I know... his knee was down. But that kick was sure blocked! Love the Holy war and the fact that anything can happen in that game. Proud to be a UTE!!!
Christmas season is upon us. The tree is up, the lights are hung and excited to see what the New Year brings.
Merry Christmas from our Utah Fam!