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Monday, November 26, 2007

Happy Thanksgiving!

We hope that everyone had a wonderful and safe Thanksgiving. We stayed home this year and I cooked a whole turkey for the first time by myself and I didn't burn or under cook it. My mother-in-law will be proud, I even boiled the carcass and made soup for the missionaries.

We have spent the last two weeks pulling down wallpaper, tearing out carpet, texturing, and painting. That was just the basement!! We are having the new carpet installed today. Yay, no more ugly, orange shag!

I also went Black Friday shopping for the first time and people are CRAZY. I mostly just watched people fight over items that they were only saving a few dollars on and spending enormous amounts of money. We saw one lady spend over $4,000 in Wal-Mart.

The kids are all doing well. Sierra had strep throat again last week. We told her to quit kissing all of the boys and she did not think that it was very funny. Tyler and James are going out on a survivor man camp out this weekend with the scouts. They are going to FREEZE! Tyler has to pitch his own tent in the dark, prepare his own meals (no pre-packaged stuff), and clean up after himself. Good thing it is only over night. :) Kayla and Sierra are busy with 4-H. They made pies and next they are sewing some aprons. Brooklyn is just hanging in there. She is struggling a little in school and that is making it hard for her to want to go.