Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Temple Lights. February Gratitude

Yesterday was fuller than an Uncle on Thanksgiving. It was "unbotton your pants to let more room in" kind of full. It was just that great!

We went to my mother's house for lunch. She then watched the little ones whike I went Christmas shopping. I am making most of the gifts for family, so had to run to several craft stores. No one had what I needed, so had to give up for the day. That was sad, but I did get a lot of other things I needed. Then my mother and I puzzled over a pattern but eventually had to leave it. We were still puzzled.

When evening came the kids and I piled into the car and went to get Jeffrey from work... and to see the lights. If any of you reading this is in UT at all this season, I highly recommend you head on over to Temple Square to see all the Nativities they have and to see the liights. Absolutely breath taking. We got the Reader's Digest version (you know, abridged) and it was still worth it! I carried Faye round in her super cuddly snow suit my cousin gave her. I actually worried about her over heating. When we were adequetly frozen and tired we stopped by the Navoo Cafe in the Joseph Smith Memorial Building for some hot chocolate. That cocoa is so rich it should be renamed. It felt like we were drinking liquid brownies. It was intense. Really, I have a hard time with that much chocolate but some people really love it.

All in all it was a very full and wonderful day. Soon we will be having another similar, only filled with ginger bread house making with Paca (grandpa). Looking forward to it.

And here is my Gratitude list for February.

I am thankful for:
  • The discovery of Cafe Rio salads. I am now a converted follower. Delicious! Insanely delicious.
  • The D.I. near my house and for the great things people give away. My chair is still my favorite piece of furniture in the house.
  • The Denny's that decided to give away a free Grand Slam to anyone and everyone who wanted one. Also, I have great friends who told me about this fabulous deal and came with me to cash in on the long lines (insanely long) and free food.
  • Also, National Pancake Day. IHOP gives away a free breakfast of pancakes. I love free food, and free pancakes is near the top of my list. Yum!
  • Our song. We never had a song before. One day I walked into the house and he was at the computer. As soon as I got into the computer room, he turned on some cheesy music, and started dancing with me. What a darling!
  • Jeffrey's job that gave us a movie projector. Lots of movies can now be watched on the big screen!
  • My funny little boy. I love watching him grow and discover, and he provides me with hours of entertainment.
  • I didn't know it yet, but at some point in this month I got pregnant with Faye. I am so grateful for that!


Vic said...

YUM! Pancakes. I told my friend whos husband was making them for breakfast the other morning to send me some because for some reason I'm the only one that likes good pancakes. Go figure. You have so much to be thankful for:) I'm not sure what ads you have popping up here and there when someone clicks on your page but its very annoying...not to make you mad just wanted you to know:)


Nikia, May and da kids said...

There's two things I have yet to experience; the lights at Temple Square and thick and really good hot chocolate. Maybe you just gave me something to experiment with this holiday season.

I LOVE YOUR SONG! It brings back memories of when I was a little kid (Primary) and I use to sit in the back of our station wagon (pre-seat belt era)singing this song at the top of my lungs. Good ole Barry had some hits back in the day = )

Thanks for my first SMILE of the day.


Em said...

i love the pork salad at cafe rio, but i have become a lover of the pineapple shrimp salad at bajio more. so sweet, so lushious. so now i get the burrito at cafe rio. haven't been in sooooooooo long. sigh.

Emmy said...

Sounds like February was a wonderful month! I miss being close to a DI.. or even any decent thrift store.

Capt'n Amazing's wife said...

That sounds almost just like my day yesterday! I did some Christmas shopping and then we went to the Riverwalk/Alamo to see all the lights and show my mom this scenic place. It was great fun. Much warmer than Utah though. I wore the baby in my simple piece of cloth and he stayed super warm! And for a treat, we stopped at the Rocky Mtn Choc Factory for a gourmet apple! Super yum!

Tiffany said...

free food is the best! (especially anything in the 'bread' family). sounds like such a great day too!

Sue said...

I like your 2009 gratitude idea. I'm having a great time "reminiscing" along with you.


Gail said...

The ugly yellow chair is a GREAT SCORE! I don't even think it's ugly!! I love it. What a blessing.
The Denny's story made me laugh. I can just picture that line..... ahhh free food will bring out the masses!

And I love your song story too. How gorgeous. Sometimes our husbands just have that wonderful ability to sweep us off our feet....
Loving your list for February!

Chris and Francisca Hakes said...

What a wonderfully happy evening!

Vic said...

I know I never thought I'd be interested in a singing show because all the other ones are not for me...good stuff huh!

Whatcha's been doing today....I'm not feeling so hot....again..what is up...hope your having a snugglicious day:) hehe

Alyssa Michelle Wright said...

Hey i'm going to come over later after school to help make goodies okay!