Well this year was my first year not having Thanksgiving at my own house! Kind of weird, but I guess this comes with getting married right? Well I am happy that Trevor's family is fun and I was able to have a great Thanksgiving, even if I didn't get to have my Dad's amazing homemade apple pies (which I usually love helping out making) and my mother's untouchable in comparison to anyone's gravy. For thanksgiving me and Trevor headed out to Cortex Colorado where his grandparents live. It was just Trevor's family meeting up there. (with a couple different family members dropping by to visit throughout the weekend) Trevor's Uncle Buzz was out of town for the weekend so Trevor, me, Courtney and Eric all stayed at his home which is just down the hill from Trevor's grandparents. That is one thing that is pretty cool about where Trevor's grandparents live. They have so much family in that area that all live literally just houses away from each other, they are all neighbors. We got there Wed. night and I was introduced to the family game... Canasta. The Crowley's play this game religiously with each other and it is no joke in their family. Arguing, tears, competition is high and people usually wind up upset when they don't win. It was a new side of the family I had never seen. Fortunately Trevor and I were fine because we kept dominating the whole weekend as a team in Canasta, but we caused some fights among all the other partners the whole weekend. ANYWAYS, Thanksgiving we made some of dinner while Trevor's Grandma has the rest of it catered and brought it to the house. Trevor's Grandma usually makes all the food but since she is 94 she wasn't feeling up to it! Can you blame her? Trevor's grandparents amaze me. They are totally with it and are 94 and 95 years old, and it was only this year that they have needed/started to slow down a bit. Either way Thanksgiving dinner was great! We played canasta all night, some yahtzee, and zilch. The next morning we woke up early and went to go play Lisle's favorite sport, racquetball. I wasn't too horrible at it! After we got back Trevor's grandparents and parents took me to go see the 4 corners! I have always wanted to go there and it was only 20 min. away from their house. So I got to stand in 4 states at the same time, pretty neat! We then shopped around the Indian stores and I couldn't resist buying these two adorable little girl bracelets for Sydney and Hayley! After that we went home and Trevor's grandma made her infamous Navajo Tacos. There are so many Indian Reservations around Cortez they really influence the area. See my food blog soon for a quick recipe on how to make Navajo Tacos. Anyways we ended the night of course with.... CANASTA! haha The next morning we all woke up met with Trevor's cousin's family and headed to the Mesa Verde Indian Ruins. I have always wanted to go here since my the middle school I went to was name after these ruins. Pretty cool I have to tell you. A lot of the hikes to the ruins were closed because of the winter but we still got to see a lot. Me and Trevor decided we want to come back in the summer sometime and make all the hikes to all of them. I was just going crazy over all of them, I guess the history side of me was coming out! They were amazing, and beautiful and so cool. I have seen nothing quite like them before. Loved it. After the Indian Ruins me and Trevor started the drive home. It was a great weekend, and I saw some things I have always wanted to see, Happy Thanksgiving everyone and I hope you had a great weekend as well! I am thankful for my husband, and our amazing families, doesn't get much better then that now does it? LOVE YOU.
Right before Thanksgiving Dinner, yummy.
Driving to the 4 Corners.
Look I am in 4 places at once :)

CANASTA of course!
Navajo good :)
On our way to the Mesa Verde Indian Ruins.

Mesa Verde Indian Ruins.

Inside an Indian Bedroom.

Now with Thanksgiving over, it is time to be in full gear for Christmas!


  1. What a great Thanksgiving! I hope that if I live to be as old as Trevor's grandparents I can be as spry as they are. I also want to go to Mesa Verde sometime. The pictures are awesome!

  2. Sounds like a great Thanksgiving! I totally want to go to the four corners...maybe some day :)

  3. those ruins look AWESOME!! I really am loving your bangs!

  4. I've been told that the four corners marking where you took that picture is not actually where the four corners really are. (The reasoning I believe was something to do with Indian sacred land). I could be wrong.

  5. I heard that too while I was there. In fact thats why Derrick REFUSED to go with us because it isn't the EXACT spot. SO who knows.


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