The Livingstons

The Livingstons

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Time Out For Turkey 2013

 We had an awesome Thanksgiving this year. It was so much fun! We ended up staying here in Utah to spend Thanksgiving with Greg's family. BUT my little sister, Ann Marie, came down from Logan to spend the week with us too! It was so great! I missed her so much, and we had some fun times and good laughs. I am very grateful for the families that I have been blessed with.

 Before Thanksgiving, Greg and I went to the Riverwoods to check out the Christmas lights. It was magical.

This is a cute little mail box we saw at the Riverwoods. It was right next to where Santa was taking pictures with everyone.

The Monday right before Thanksgiving, Brooke, Greg's cousin, had a baby shower! I picked Wave up and we headed over to Heather's house to celebrate. Brooke is having a baby boy in March, so it was pretty exciting! I ended up winning "Baby Bingo" and right when I won, Lori (Brooke's mom) said, "You know, whoever wins Baby Bingo is the next person to have a baby!" It was pretty funny.

 Thanksgiving was a ton of fun too. We went over to Grandma Sisco's house (Diane's mom) at about noon and helped put up lights on her house while Diane's sister, Grandma Sisco, and some other adults made the food. Then we started playing soccer in the backyard. There were a ton of siblings and cousins over, so the game was pretty big and chaotic, but it was so great. The dads and uncles even got into it! Then it was time for dinner... IT WAS SO GOOD! I think my favorite food was the yams. They were so sugary and delicious. We also had turkey (obviously), mashed potatoes, stuffing, pie, you know, the works. I really appreciate all of the hard work that everyone put into making dinner. It's definitely not an easy task!

Ann Marie, Chris, and Shaun at Grandma Sisco's!

Even the tables looked really nice.

Don't worry, just because I didn't contribute to the meal, I definitely didn't get out of doing the dishes!

 Having fun during the break... Ain't no party like a Martinelli's party.

Since Ann Marie (or Greg and I, for that matter) wouldn't be going home until later in December, we realized that none of us would be able to help put up the Christmas tree at home. So, we decided that we would put ours up at our own apartment while Ann Marie was with us. It was fun!

Glam shot.

I just love these people (even Greg's nose and eye).

Greg and I also even made our own stockings! Pretend there's a fireplace underneath them. That's what we do.

Another glamor shot.

 Sister love.

 More sister love.

Well, this year we did Black Friday. We went with Janet and Martha. It was fun, despite us getting about 4 hours of sleep and waking up at 5am. We actually got some good deals! They took us out to breakfast afterward, which was awesome.

Ann Marie got this really cute jacket at Target. She's adorable.

Yeah, 5am just isn't a good time for us.

Fake sleeping in Macy's. She probably could've fallen asleep if she wasn't laughing.

After we were done shopping on Friday, we went up to Park City to spend some time with Greg's family. We went sledding too, which was way fun!

Lance and Diane


Family love.

And more sister love. On a sled.

I think Ann Marie really liked sledding. She hasn't really been sledding very often, so it was an adventure. 

The next day, we went into town in Park City and visited Main Street and saw the ski resorts.

I love my sis.

 I love my husband.

Park City Main Street.

Saturday night, we left Park City and went down to Salt Lake. We dropped Ann Marie off at the Energy Solutions Arena (where the Utah Jazz play) because she was going with a friend to watch the BYU vs. Utah State basketball game (BYU won, booyah). Greg and I got a couple hours for a date! We went to Temple Square to see the pretty lights and walked around City Creek. It was nice.


Thanksgiving was great! We really had a ton of fun and we got to do so much! Now we are almost on to Christmas!!! Woo hoo! Happy Thanksgiving!


  1. Looks like you had a lot of fun! xoxo

  2. Wow, great pictures! What a fun recap. Thanks for giving us a chance to relive it. You're so amazing to keep this blog up.

  3. that last comment from "picket fence" is Diane!