Days 308 – 315

We spent the week of Thanksgiving in Illinois with Andrew’s family.
His parent’s picked us up at the airport in Chicago and after a quick trip into the city we headed north for Wisconsin.
We met up with his sister Rebecca and her fiancé Brad for a short family weekend in Kohler.



For those of you unfamiliar with Kohler it’s the factory town of it’s namesake which manufactures bathroom and kitchen products.

We explored the showrooms and all the cool gadgets that were in them.


When we got back to Illinois, we spent some time with Andrew’s grandparents. I learned how to knit from Grandma Pierson—I’ve got a long way to go before I start knitting sweaters or scarves (see product below), but I was excited to learn. I had learned to crochet as a kid from my grandma and knitting was something I was interested in learning.knitting[I was supposed to be making a square washcloth, but it turned out looking like a pair of bloomers!]

Then we prepared for Thanksgiving.table


And Uncle Jeff prepared the turkey.turkey00


The fam polished off dinner and then relaxed for a bit.


Early on Thanksgiving morning I had gone with Andrew’s mom to a Thanksgiving Day boot camp. I had no idea how sore I would be. I was unbelievably sore for the next three days (3 days!!). The below photos are from day 1, post-camp. It wasn’t pretty. I could barely walk down the stairs without my quads trying to give way. It was pathetic!stretch


Eventually I hobbled all the way down stairs where we were exchanging Christmas gifts with Andrew’s family since we wouldn’t be there for Christmas.IMG_47430


My favorite gift was a camera lens that I had been drooling over for months. The pictures below were taken with the new lens as soon as I opened it:)thanksgivmas0


We had such a great Thanksgiving and Pre-Christmas celebration. Thanks so much for everything, Jeff and Deanne!

1 comment:

  1. 1. I don't remember ever hearing about the details of this trip.
    2. That Kohler place looks SUPER cool. JMA would love!
    3. Yea....I did think the item you knitted looked like underwear. :/
    4. Dinner set-up looks very nice!
    5. Good for you for giving the boot camp a try.
    6. You are cute!