A Bear Lake Thanksgiving. The family cabin is the place everyone, that can, goes to every year. Since we don’t do Black Friday getting away from it all is always more fun. This year the only ones that didn’t make it were the three missionaries out. Keith’s sister and family were up from Texas. His brother and family from Utah County. I think this is his Mother’s favorite week of the year. There were card games and Settlers of Catan and the Game of Risk. PlayStation 4 , XBOX and Nintendo Switch also made the trip. Our family arrived early and had a late lunch waiting for everyone else. Thanksgiving Eve we gathered together to share what we were grateful for. This is my favorite part of Thanksgiving. We come up with a new and fun way to set the order each year. This year it was by birthdate, month and day. So if you were born in January you went before the others. After our Gratitude Fireside we watched How the Grinch Stole Christmas and had some yummy hot chocolate.
Thanksgiving morning started with a big breakfast. Most everyone made it out of bed by 9 to eat. The kitchen then became the center of the universe for the next several hours. We had made some of the desserts on Wednesday but it was insane with all of us busy at work. Served dinner at 4 and after was the annual run, walk or roll 1K. I thought I was going to die I was so full. But I did walk, I did not have to roll lol. There were card games and more games Thursday night until late. Friday we had arranged horseback riding. Took a two hour ride up in the mountain. Finally got a little snow and it was beautiful. Saturday we had blueberry muffins, scrambled eggs and bacon along with a variety of juices. The blueberry muffins were because of the BYU game today. There were tickets for the game so a few of us headed down around 4. The first half was awesome. I was like yep this is what I felt was going to happen. The second half came and it turned into a nightmare by 4th quarter. I just really am not happy but we didn’t beat ourselves, Utah soundly beat us in the second half. The Cougars need to learn how to finish a game and to play four quarters. One word to describe that second half…pathetic. The whole team should be embarrassed.
I fell asleep on the way back to Bear Lake listening to the guys talking football. This morning we slept in and Keith and I had some great sex this morning. It was feel better sex after getting our tails whooped. Then the family all attended Church. I love going to Church when traveling. Fun to see peeps you have gotten to know. Keith’s parents are often here so they have made friends. I think it’s cool! We will have a late afternoon lunch then pack up and head for home. Should be back by 5. The dogs have had a very good time although they did not get to go horseback riding or to the Holy War or to Church. I keep having to explain to them they are dogs lol. I am looking forward to this coming week. Our missionary comes home Wednesday. We also are prepping for the Christmas Hope Initiative. This is a very special week. I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving. ♥️