Thanksgiving this year was a lot better than last year. For those of you who don't want to click on the link to last year's Thanksgiving post, we are grateful that this year, no one was in the hospital during the days leading up to Thanksgiving.
My parents flew out here again and this time were able to stay with us in our house! Usually when they visit they have to stay in a hotel because we haven't really had a lot of room, being in apartments. But this year we had a room all prepared for them and an extra bathroom. I don't know if I can express how grateful I am that they actually stayed with us, in our house, the entire time. It made the visit so much more wonderful for me, and I hope it did for them, too.
Here are a couple pictures from their visit.
We went to Kirtland because neither of my parents have ever been there before. They were getting ready for their Nativity display and even though it hadn't opened yet, they let us have a sneak peek. Then we took the tour and got to visit with a sister missionary that used to serve in our ward.
We also went to the house from the movie A Christmas Story, but their website was off and they weren't open after all. Still, my dad got a picture of us outside the house.
We also celebrated Megan's birthday since it's next week.
Then the next day we celebrated Christmas:)
It was great having my parents here. I miss them so much and it's really hard not living anywhere near them. I really want my kids to know them better and spend more time with them, so I'm grateful for the time we had this week.
I loved going out with them to see New Moon (my mom's a fan, my dad deals with it, Nathan doesn't want to have to watch the movies--it worked out great). Also, they watched the kids while Nathan and I went to our parent-teacher conferences for the kids and later bowling (and that story, or both, really deserve their own posts, so I won't go into those here).
Mom and Dad, I love you. Thank you for coming. Thank you for Thanksgiving. Thank you for Christmas. And thank you for staying with us. That really meant the most to me.