Monday, November 26, 2012

One Turkey Later


We are baaack. And it feels so good to be home. After a long trip, my favorite thing in the world to do is pulling into our garage, swinging open the front door and smelling our own house. Then I run upstairs and I wait for McKay to haul up our suitcases. Then I unzip them and hurriedly empty out the contents and zip them back up and send them on their way back to the garage. And then I feel home. Currently, all our stuff is laying on our bed un-put-away, but that's okay because there usually really is a huge, unfolded pile of clothes laying on our bed- and as long as it's on our bed and not on the floor, it feels clean. And it is. Because it's not on the floor.

Anywaysss, Boise was lots of fun. We got some family updates and ate lots of food and shopped. And shopped. and shopped. And we got Kneaders- at which I savored every single bite and McKay even said "This is like...my favorite...breakfast...ever." And also we went to Anthropologie- which was detrimental and might have enforced our bank's "Overdraft Protection" capabilities to our checking account- to which I had left the precise amount we would need for Thanksgiving in Boise- which turned out to be underestimated.

But on an un-superficial note, the trip was great. The highlight for me, was spending time at McKay's grandpa's house, which is always one of my favorite things we do there. We walked around and looked at pictures of McKay's grandma and talked and listened to stories. And I got some perspective- if you know what I mean- about what's really is important.

and today is my brother Cody's birthday!
Right now, he is in New York, serving a mission for our church.
And I hope he knows how much I love and miss him! 


we're holding a lizard.

25 comments:

  1. Awh cute! I love kneaders! Their chicken salad sandwich on a croissant is heavenly. :)

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  2. Holy turd that baby pic of you--CARBON COPY OF JAX OMG

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  3. glad to read you had a great time!
    what did you get from Anthro??
    happy b-day to your brother!

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  4. i also love that feeling of pulling into the driveway after a long trip. but i HATE unpacking the car. growing up my parents always said we didnt have to unpack till the morning, whcih i loved!

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  5. So glad you are back home safely! :)

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  6. You two are just way too good looking. ;)

    So happy you had a wonderful weekend!

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  7. y'all are too cute! glad you had a fun thanksgiving!

    Chioma
    C's Evolution of Style

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  8. so glad you had a good time!!! and happy birthday to your brother :)))

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  9. You guys match!! Cute! Sound like you had a fabulous trip. And that picture of you and your brother is adorable :)

    Life etc

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  10. I love going away, but coming home is always the best feeling ever. I HATE clothes on the floor! I have a bad habit of trying on a hundred things before I decide what to wear and not hanging anything back up, but they never end up on the floor. Stacked on the dresser, in a basket for clean laundry, anywhere but on the floor!!!!!!!!

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  11. Sounds like a tremendous trip! The pictures are just adorable:)

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  12. love your pants! sounds like so much fun! i shopped too much this weekend too. lol. :) xoxo

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  13. How come you have the cutest clothes?! I am jealous ;) SO glad you had such a great trip. Seriously, coming home from a long road trip is the BEST feeling.

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  14. Looks like you guys had an awesome time! LOVE the caption for the hubs, too! If only I could get on the unpacking like you did... mine's still in suitcases haunting me....

    Hope you have a great week!

    Amanda
    It's an Easy Life

    ps. I think we need a curling iron tutorial... your hair always looks fantastic!

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  15. Why do guys always refuse to smile in pictures? My husband always looks grumpy in pictures. lol. Happy Birthday to your brother! I already like him cuz he has an awesome name! (My hubby is named Cody)

    www.daisyraeboutique.com
    www.kacieskloset.blogspot.com

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  16. So cute! Happy Birthday to your brother Cody! I feel the same way when I get back from a trip:)! There's no place like home!

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  17. Ali you look adorable as always! And I just had to comment here cause I totally know your pain!! Waaaay back I used to sell headbands on etsy and I thought it would be so fun at first (and it kinda was!) But I got burned out so dang fast and closed after a couple months. Still, I say it's worth it if you can keep it up for a few months because it's a great source of income and it's great to work for something as awesome as a camera! Call me if you ever need to vent or need a sewing buddy or help assembling or shipping or whatever! Seriously! Anyway, just had to say I totally understand where you're coming from. I remember the only time that I could find time to really make the dang things was late at night after kids were in bed and I got too tired too quick. Here's my old shop. I'll probably never re-open. Well, I guess never say never right?
    http://www.etsy.com/shop/allegrageorge/

    I love all your headbands though! They're SO SO cute. You've got skillz girl. Anyway, I will probably order a few from you for Rubes. She needs a few new ones. Now just to decide which ones...hard choice!

    p.s. love the pants!

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  18. that is so how i am when i get home from traveling! i have to not see the suitcases anymore, haha :)

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  19. Such a lovely time. Holidays are the best. I like the 'clean floor' rule. ;)

    I was going to ask what Kneaders was, but then I realized I have Google. ;) Yummy!!

    Also, I'm no longer allowed to go into Anthropologie unattended, the damage to my pocketbook has been too great. le sigh... ;)

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  20. omg LOVE your pants! So glad you had a nice Thanksgiving!

    xo Jackie
    ...livingaftermidnite

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  21. Glad you had fun! Kneaders...is that a restaurant name or a type of food or what?

    Also, your lizard reminded me that when I was home for Thanksgiving, my dad went to get the mail and found a lizard TAIL in our mailbox. He came inside and thought it would be funny to wave it in my face. Except I thought it was a snake's tail, and I am almost deathly afraid of snakes, so I screamed and freaked out. Everyone else thought it was funny, though. So basically my point is, way to go, you, for holding a lizard!

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  22. Hi Ali! Glad you had a great Thanksgiving, I loved reading about it (especially your home ritual. It sounds so cozy!)! That special time with family, even doing nothing, is so great, especially when you've moved away from home! I had to resist even stepping in an Anthropologie when I was home...trying not to spend any money on myself so I can buy everyone else presents! Love that cute picture of you and your brother too, ha!

    perfectly priya

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  23. I'm glad you had a great trip! Sounds like a lot of fun, and I totally understand, Anthropologie likes to drain my bank account too :)

    xo

    Ashley

    Southern (California) Belle

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  24. Haha! I feel the same way! I always put stuff on our bed, and my husband hates it! But I always feel that as long as the floor is clean that's all that matters! :) Love your blog!!

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  25. Oh I love your blog! Your family is the cutest! I have a ton of family in Boise as well and take regular trips there, such a nice city. I look forward to reading more!

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