Tuesday, December 08, 2009


Thanksgiving was the best. I love getting together with family...whether it be Boices or Earls. THis year we spent here in Utah with all of my brother's and sisters. It was great to Sam and Kyle and their kids. We really miss them being so far away.

The whole vacation was great, really all we did was sit around and hang out. The kids had a blast. It was so fun to watch them all running around...it really reminded me of my childhood and the great times I had with my cousins. It was fun to watch them but REALLY LOUD on my ears.

One of our few moments of quiet...here all the toddlers are watching a show on Cali's bed.

I can't get these pictures to go where they are supposed to go. Bahhhh...oh well. The day after thanksgiving the family loaded up and we headed to our favorite place on the planet...Costco. I love that place...anyways Oliver had my camera and took some random shots of us, I had to include them because I thought they were really funny.
In this one I love how you can see Henry's head poking out by rob's face. I had to carry him around that day...I don't know why he is usually really good at the store.

I had to include this one...because first off look at me chowing down in the backround. Don't even get me started on how much I can eat and how chubby I am getting...by far the hardest thing about being a new mom for me. Secondly I love Cali in this picture...here she is handing Oliver a sample. We have to hand out a lot of samples when we go to costco with our kids....it is pretty comical.

My mom reading to the little babies before bed. I love hearing my mom read...talk about nostalgia. hmmm...it puts me to sleep. I also love how grace is totally smiling at the camera.

Joey had in his mind a pear dessert he wanted to make. Here he is with Cortney's blow torch brulee'ing the tops. He also had two different sauces for them and an almond brittle. It was cute that he had that in his mind to make.

Oh the food, the food. You would be amazed at how many rolls my family can eat. I wish I could have more of that food right now. You would be amazed at how many rolls my family can eat.I personally made 7 dozen orange rolls (just like grandma), homemade cranberry sauce (I don't know how anyone eats the canned stuff), and the mandarin orange salad pictured above (a boice family tradition and my personal favorite). Hmmmm....I love the holidays.

Getting ready to eat.

Dad carving the turkey

A beautiful picture of Cali...our hostess with the mostest.

Mom and Henry.

After dinner we sat around and looked at the black friday ads, and surfed the interweb...I think we had like 5 laptops going.

And of course there was a lot of this kinda thing going on.

Then there was the BYU vs. Utah game. How stressful...I nearly had a panic attack. All of our Husbands and Sam went to the game. Cortney got Angelique's ticket last minute and he was so happy. What a great game. STRESSFUL but great.

Here Henry was feeling the stress...Sweet Fiona on the other hand knew we were going to win and stayed calm the whole time.

Here is a picture Cortney took of Andrew George (the guy that caught the winning touchdown) when he rushed the field.

We had a great Holiday. Oliver said...
"I am thankful to be able to feel the gospel...that is really what it is all about"

I couldn't agree more Oli...well said.


Melissa B. said...

Looks like lots of fun! I was thinking about you guys during the big game. Just remember I did happen to marry a Ute guy. I love seeing your mom and dad being grandma & pa. Steph's pics turned out so cute!

Samantha said...

I love LOVE that first picture of the cousins. I'm going to have to steal it.

Cali said...

Awesome holiday update. I wish it were mine...maybe I could just transfer it to my blog. My camera was out of batteries for Thanksgiving, so I don't have any pics.

The food,and company were amazing.

cort said...

Great post buddy! it was a good ol' time. Minus the millions of kids running around screaming at the top of their lungs, it was pretty relaxing.

Kimmy said...

I'm so glad I got to see you all!! You guys always make me smile.