I will tell you about the trips after this turkey picture because blogger is being difficult :)
For my Primary lesson this month, we were talking about the way we could serve our families, and I decided to make a service turkey! It turned out pretty cute.
Russ, Adam and motorcycle.
I also got to visit Great Grandma and Grandpa Bates. Great Grandma is 96 years old, but still really sharp!
One of Russ's favorite places to meet investigators. (Just kidding...but he did get really excited that this place was still around.)
Russ's first apartment on his mission.
The most massive dessert Russ and I weren't able to finish.
Our room was really nice. We loved the steps leading down to the balcony, overlooking the lake (or mostly, the parking garage)
Looking at our dessert (in the picture before) and wondering how in the world we would eat it all.
The view from our balcony.
When we got home, I came home to report card deadlines and Russ came home to a couple of messes his residents caused. One involved police and, well, freshman aren't always the smartest....especially in groups....or late at night.
A week after our first trip, we braved the BLIZZARD to drive up to the Holden's for Thanksgiving. The drive really was scary for a while. It wasn't snowing that much, but the wind was blowing so hard that we could hardly see the car in front of us. Then when we got out of the storm, the roads were big sheets of ice. We've decided we'll probably fly to Boise from now on. Once we got there, however, we had a great trip. It was really relaxing, the food was great and the company was better! Thank you, Holdens, for letting us invade your home for Thanksgiving! We loved our time up there!
Britney and I made a pretty incredible turkey again. I think we've got the process down to a science now. I actually really like to cook Thanksgiving dinner. Turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, rolls.....mmmm. Here are my annual turkey prepping pictures (I guess I didn't take one last year):
|2006 - Acting Natural|
|2007 - Just Chillin with my Headless Friend|
|2008 - Meditation|
|2010 - My Beautiful Baby! (This turkey was too heavy to hold in some funny pose)|