Pause 

This Thanksgiving was a very special one.  Our first at the Bear Lake family cabin.  Keith’s  parents have been wanting to get a cabin for years.  Their hope was to get one up at Sundance but it never materialized.  This past Summer we came up here for their 50th anniversary and rented a cabin.  Needless to say they fell in love with Bear Lake and while there we went and looked at a few.  The rest is history.  

We got here a few hours early on Wednesday and got started decorating the deck with lights.  The banister with lights and put up the tree with lots of lights.  Wednesday night we decorated the rest of the tree with the kids and watched the BYU basketball game.  Thanksgiving was wonderful with lots of food, treats, games, a nap, Napoleon Dynamite, and even a holiday walk.  Friday a run, great conversation, more games, some exploring and Guardians of the Galaxy!  There was also an epic game of Risk that lasted well into the night.  Saturday the boys left for a day of BYU in the great Land and City of Provo.  Although it wasn’t the win in basketball we had hoped for against UVU, Keith said it was one of those moments you realize something pretty special is happening.  So he enjoyed the rain of threes and marveled lol.  They stayed until half way through the third quarter of the BYU Football game against Utah State and shivering decided to get a lead on the rest of Aggie Nation heading back to Logan.  I think those of us that stayed back were the smart ones as they got back very late.  They did have lots of fun and they  also brought back 3 extra Cougar Tails!  💙  Sunday everyone slept in.  We had a special fast this morning for our missionary.  Hard to have one away but we love him.  This morning we had our little psuedo branch of 19.  We all gathered in the living room dressed in our church clothes.  We began with prayer, followed by three youth speakers, one from each family, and Keith’s mother finished up.  We then finished with a closing prayer, broke the fast, and had hoagies and soup for lunch and Cougar Tail for dessert!   Tonight we are having another feast. We brought steaks to BBQ and will have baked potatoes, fruit salad, and corn on the cob. Afterward we will have homemade ice cream for dessert.  I am very excited for the cinnamon ice cream. 🙂  

The Thanksgiving weekend went too fast.  Everyone is heading different directions tomorrow.  Keith and I are off for Florida then back to Park City for a couple days before returning to Idaho Falls.  His parents are taking the kids home and spending the week with them.  His sister and her family back to Texas and his brother and his family back home in Utah.  A few college kids back to their lives as well.  Family is a wonderful blessing.  Sometimes it would be nice to hit the pause button.  So very grateful we did for a few days at least.  My hope is that it was a special time for all.  Thanksgiving truly is a gift if we don’t miss it.