"You have nothing in this world more precious than your children. When you grow old, when your hair turns white and your body grows weary, when you are prone to sit in a rocker and meditate on the things of your life, nothing will be so important as the question of how your children have turned out. It will not be the money you have made. It will not be the cars you have owned. It will not be the large house in which you live. The searing question that will cross your mind again and again will be, How well have my children done?"

~President Gordon B. Hinckley

Tuesday, November 27, 2007


We had a BLESSED weekend together as a family. We started Thanksgiving Day off with a Turkey Bowl in the morning for the guys from our ward. THANK YOU RYAN B. FOR GETTING THAT TOGETHER!! It was lots of fun...and Keat enjoyed playing around on the playground equipment. Then, we headed to Seth's mom's for a Thanksgiving feast for Kings...and Queens!! It was delicious and we snapped a FEW pictures.

BLACK FRIDAY was a BLAST!! A good friend, Lindsey, and I headed to the stores at 5am. (This being the first year for me to really commit to shopping, I was all set for 5am...only to find half the stores opening even earlier at 4am. I was prepared for 5, so we left at 5!) First stop...Walmart. GREAT SALES! Second, Toys R Us and Mervyn's(they are next to each other). Next, we were on to Target...pretty picked over by that point. Had time to kill before restaurants opened for lunch, so we headed to Kohl's...good sales, but line was too long...left our stuff there and headed to Joann's. Again, didn't want to wait in line for fabric to be cut then again in line to BUY it!! Ate lunch. Finally, we stopped by Walgreens and ended the day being pampered with a pedicure!! I personally recommend this for ending ANY shopping extravaganza!! It was a blast and we were home by 2pm!! That night we took Keat to BOUNCE U...a fun place filled with inflatable bounce equipment. He and Seth got all their wiggles out after being cooped up inside all day playing video games with Mike and Amy(Lindsey's family).

Saturday...I can't even remember what we did...OH YES...we went to a friends to watch the HOLY WAR...BYU vs. Utah State!! GO COUGARS!! Utah kept it interesting, but BYU pulled through victorious!

Sunday was the Francois family Thanksgiving...err...cook out dinner!! Instead of overdoing the whole turkey thing...we had steaks and potatoes!! It was delicious!! We took some family pictures that turned out pretty good and Keat and Carsten played around most of the day! It was a great time had by all!!

I can hardly believe we fit so much into four days...but it was so much fun and I'm DONE with my Christmas shopping!! YEAH ME!!

We are so thankful for so much!! We have been blessed beyond measure and continue to be given things we are so grateful for!! We love you all and hope that this season of Thanks was wonderful for you and yours!!

Here are some pics of the weekend!!

Uncle Justin and Lilee

Aunt Mandy and Aunt Amie...with Aiden

Keat...with a stick...you'd think it were the first time he'd ever seen one!

Grandma and Lilee

Uncle Steve and cousin Carsten...with their matching jerseys!

The Francois Clan

The Cousins...Keat, Carsten, and Lilee:)

How stinkin' handsom is HE!


Moore said...

i love your blog page! i dont know where you find the time to do it! i started my own just now...hey, how do i add friends on there? i want you on my list, but i can't figure out how...

Sara Phillips said...

It looks like you had a fun filled holiday as well, I can't believe you go out on Black Friday, I just stay inside all day. Some of those shoppers are so aggresive. :)

Donna said...

hey nikki! what an adorable page! i just barely started this blogging thing...it's pretty fun. and let me just say that your son is so dang cute!

Mark and Karen said...

I love the new look - so festive!!!

Moss Family said...

Your blog is ADORABLE!!! Your family is so cute! And I can't believe your baby girl is growing up and Keat...TWO?? No way?!? We really do need to get together soon....Maybe after Christmas we can plan a lunch date or something. I am gone like 2 1/2 weeks this month...Talk to you soon!