Seeker of Happiness

$12 Tote Bags and Some Happy Thoughts


Carrie ChapmanComment

This year we spent Thanksgiving at Scott's brother's house in Soda Springs, Idaho. Population: however many people were at their house that weekend. 

It was a really laid back time. The kids played so much that they were almost annoyed when their parents talked to them. Grandma and Grandpa could get away with it- but when my sister-in-law and I tried to say anything we were met with looks of "why are you even talking to me right now? Can't you see I'm playing house?" 

I got excited about seeing everyone and set up a Thanksgiving photo booth for a minute. We just used cell phones for the pictures but they make me happy. 

Dinner was classic, and of course, delicious. Chapman's LOVE food. This was the first year there weren't TWO different kinds of meat. Of course there was still plenty to go around. I didn't get many pictures since I was busy stuffing my face. 

Ruthie had the best seat in the house right in between her dad and Papa. 

Then it was a good, calm time digesting. We sang old 90's songs and had a Taylor Swift dance party, because we needed room for pie. 

The next day we had walked around Lava Hot Springs where Scott found his white elephant gift and the girls were way too impressed with the local museum. 

I mean, mostly we just walked around doing random stuff but that just made it vacation. 


That was about the time I stopped taking pictures and decided to really just relax. 
We had a white elephant and I was happy with the gift that I gave (a picture of "me" riding a cow) and the gift that I won (a horse head mask).

The rest of the weekend was spent watching SNL videos ("Ooooh Myyyyy Gooooosh"), cracking up over the horse head, and eating Muddy Buddies. One night, after the kids were in bed everyone went to go see the new Hunger Games movie. Scott and I had already seen it so we got in the hot tub and watched football. 
Everyone left the next day except for our family and it was fun to have some time with just my brother-in-law (Mark) and his wife (Heather) who I can talk to for days.
We played Cranium that night. When Mark and I were on a team I had to do charades and have him guess "regenerate a limb." And we DID it. He totally guessed it! I really think that was one of the most satisfying moments of my life. 

So yeah, Thanksgiving. Random and delicious.