Friday, November 28, 2008

ThAnKsGiViNg WeEk

So my family flew out a couple of hours ago and I can't help but think about the week and wish it wasn't over. They got here Monday, and that night everyone but my mom, me and the kids went to the UK basketball game. Seeing Gray, Mac and Lucy together was perfect. Mac is going to miss Lucy following him around and Gray might even miss the pokes. Since we are not going home for Christmas my mom gave us all our Christmas pjs that night so we could still be a part of this tradition. She thinks of everything:)Tuesday the girls went up to the Gap Clearance Center while the guys golfed. They froze while we got some killer deals.

Wednesday we got our pictures taken. I had been stressing all week over these pictures and they actually turned out. My friend told me about the perfect location and the photographer (Shaun Ring) was great to work with. I can't wait to see the rest. Click here to see the slide show.

Thanksgiving day was typical...

Mac helped with the cooking


Not really, he played while my mom did all the cooking and she did a fabulous job!
Thanksgiving was great. This was our first Thanksgiving with family in four years and Drew's first time ever with my family. I forgot how much I love this holiday and my mom's cooking! Good thing we have weeks of leftovers.
After, we all took a nap and watched movies...

After the naps we put up Christmas. Mac had fun with all the boxes.

I don't know how we got so lucky. Not only was it great to have my family here but they were the best guests. They kept my house clean and the cupboards full. They entertained Mac constantly and set up my Christmas, my house looks beautiful. We stayed up late talking and playing. We found out that the longer Mac stays awake the crazier he gets (fun crazy). Last night he had a sleep over with Scott and Dave.
Today was extra hard saying goodbye. Mac was literally screaming and crying for every single member of the family. Finally when we got his hands unclasped from around my mom's neck, he fell asleep. He woke up a couple of hours later asking for them again. So sad, luckily he gets distracted easily.
Thanks, Mom, Dad, Ryan, Roo, Lucy, Nat, Scott and Dave for making the long and very eventful flight to Lexington to spend Thanksgiving week with us. We love and miss you all!!!

18 comments:

CHYNOWETH FAM said...

Ash, your family photos are precious. you are all so photogenic.

Marissa said...

Your pictures turned out beautiful Ashlee! So glad you got to spend time with your family over Thanksgiving.

Roo said...

loved every second!

Amberlin Baxter said...

Ash, seriously family is the best..especially parents that come to spoil ya! Your family pictures are awesome...I felt like the family ones in black and white would be one I would see in a movie or something.

Amber said...

I miss you too Ash! Remember when we met...I had just had a baby and fell hard on my butt trying to play volley-ball! HA! Hey, you went to the Gap outlet without me! Want to go again? We are going to Vegas...but not until the 22. I'll call you!

Karrissa Winward said...

That is so fun that your family came to visit you for Thanksgiving! Hey, you repainted the coffee table red, it looks good! The family pictures are great!

Melissa said...

Ashlee, your family pictures are beautiful! Your boys should be models. And your family is so great to come out and spend Thanksgiving with you.

Anonymous said...

Amazing pics! I'm so glad you had such a great visit. I need to invite myself over to see all the Christmas decor!

Kathryn said...

Ashlee! What a fantastic picture of your husband and boys on the front page! How proud you must be!

Skye and Cody said...

I love the McAllister family! glad you had a great thanksgiving! your family pictures turn out amazing! but with all you attractive people what did you expect! Merry christmas and happy new year! ps your house looks so nice!

The Reynolds Family said...

LOVED THE FAMILY PICS!! Seriously, I went through the entire gallery and loved them!! So glad they turned out! I hate the end of a trip with my family. I get teary eyed or I actually cry almost every time. It's ridiculous!
Can't tell you how nice it has been to be able to actually fix my hair!! Love the cut! Thank Roo for me again!!!:)

Cheryl said...

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your photos. I took a peek at them the other day and didn't get a chance to tell you. I keep thinking about them and how pretty the setting was and what a great job he did of capturing the perfect moments of Mac, Gray and Lucy. I love them all.

So glad your family came out. You really do need that recharge about every.... 6 weeks? We wish!

You guys need to come over and play. My girls are missing you. I have almost all my Christmas up (it has taken over my life!!). Friday work for you? I'll call you.

Oh, and my parents thought you were darling. Thanks for coming right over and saying hello. And even my 17 year old brother commented on what a great lesson Drew gave in Sunday School. They were impressed by you all to say the least...

Cheryl

angela said...

DARLING PICTURES!!! You have got to be so pleased. Glad you had such a great holiday with your family. I passed by your dad's store the other day and thought of you. Your parents rock! See ya soon

Craig and Jessica Smith said...

Isn't family the best! I LOVE your pictures! They turned out incredible! You look amazing also! I can't believe how much Gray looks like you! I'm glad you had a great holiday. Hopefully we will see you at Christmas!

Jaimee said...

Those pictures are incredible Ash. Your boys' eyes are amazing. Where are those pictures?? I loved the ones with your parents and the grandkids.
Thanks again for having Blaine stay with you. He raved about the Taquitos.

jenni kaufusi said...

looks like you guys had so much fun with your family. I love all the pictures that you guys took. I always thought taylah was the most photogenic baby but Gray has got to be. He looks georgouse in every picture. You, Mac and Drew look good to.

Meesh said...

Looking at pictures of your cute little family makes me really excited to start ours! Your boys are adorable!

Katie Blacker said...

No, not kentucky...yet :)

here is our address:
5531 Walker Estates Circle
Salt lake city UT 84117

your pictures are super cute! the black looks good so, classic.