Sunday, November 28, 2010

Thanksgiving? Is that the one before Christmas?

Ryan here.

Christmas came early to the Alleman house. Most of Provo shut down Tuesday, bracing for a blizzard. It hit Salt Lake pretty bad, but we barely got a 1/4 inch of snow. So I had half of Tuesday and all of Wednesday off. The kids voted we put up the Christmas tree early, and Cassie and I didn't put up too much of a fuss.

Here's a video of Eric fetching the branches to our artificial tree for me. He was so jazzed, singing Christmas music to himself the whole time.

And the finished tree, sans star.

Here we are for Thanksgiving dinner. We later visited grandparents in Orem and Springville, but we enjoyed having a quiet little family dinner together. And this way we got leftovers.
"Sweetie, put the camera down and let's eat!"

Beth's practicing her eye-rolls for when she becomes a teenager and knows everything. She's getting a little too good at it. I think Cassie's coaching her.

We asked each kid what they were grateful for. Here's Eric.

He'd just watched Disney's Prep & Landing earlier that day, about elves who prep houses before Santa arrives. If you haven't seen it, it's a cute show.

Here's Beth's contribution.

We hope all of you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. We have so much to be thankful for, and now we have Christmas to look forward to.


Becky said...


ellen said...

What a great holiday!! Celebrating Christmas and Thanksgiving at the same time is a brilliant idea! :o) Those kids are toooooo funny!!

Mary said...

This is an awesome post! Sam and I really enjoyed it this morning. Thanks for starting our day with a smile. We'll see you guys in a few days!

Mom Alleman said...

Your Thanksgiving dinner looked delicious! And I'm sure you enjoyed the leftovers! We loved the videos of Eric and Beth and to hear their excitement for Christmas! Thank you for sharing these thoughts and pictures with us--we love you guys!