Monday, November 30, 2009

My Thankful Vacation

I got to have Thanksgiving with Paul this year. This was a treat, especially considering I've worked the last 5 Thanksgivings! It was so fun to spend a lot of time with Paul:) Here's what we did:

We unpacked Paul's garage.... or maybe Paul unpacked it while I talked on the phone...

At lunchtime on Thanksgiving Day, we volunteered at the Salvation Army in Cheyenne and it was SO fun! We were lucky we got to do that since it was just us two for the holiday and we didn't need to cook for anyone:) The favorite part of my day. If it were possible, I'd love to make it a regular part of my Thanksgivings. I'd recommend it to anyone.

We waited on tables for people that came for their Thanksgiving meal...

And we wrapped presents...

After, we went to 2 more Thanksgiving get-togethers (Yes, I had 3 turkey dinners total... wow). Paul and I brought these yummy pumpkin chocolate chip cookies:)

We decorated Paul's house for Christmas. Step one of putting up the tree:

Step two:

We'll skip the next few steps, 'cause you can probably imagine them. Step whatever:

All done!! Christmas is magical:)

Paul and I exchanged presents early. He got me a beautiful framed print of the Nashville LDS temple signed by the artist. Maybe the best present I've ever gotten. I love it:) Thanks Paul.

Last but DEFINITELY not least... I accidentally made my first batch of Christmas pistachio bars.

I hope everyone had wonderful Thanksgivings with their families and friends. I am thankful for everything Heavenly Father has blessed me with and I know I don't even realize most of it!


  1. Nice, Tessa! That would make for an awesome Thanksgiving Day. Itlooks like Paul has a lot of Christmas decor! Thanks for the step-by-step of the tree =).

  2. Tessa! You're a blogging natural... wow! Glad to see you had such a happy Thanksgiving!!!

  3. Looks like you had a lot of fun! What pretty picture... I love it. I want your recipe for pistachio bars. Can you email me it to me before Wednesday? I want to make them for our achievement day Christmas party. Hope you have a Happy December!