One nice thing about Idaho is that you can pay $10 to get a permit and go chop down your own Christmas tree. We went with Tyson, Brett, and Matt up to the mountains yesterday and picked out a tree we liked. It may be a little skimpy, but we like it. We had to hack off the bottom two and a half feet to get it into our apartment (the ceiling is only seven feet tall), but that's okay. We say no to fake trees!
We went to my Aunt and Uncle's house (Ann & Gordon) in Boise for Thanksgiving. I haven't been there in nearly ten years, and it was Barbara's first time there. It was a lot of fun seeing everyone again and meeting my cousin Paul's wife and new baby.
Barbara's asleep right now, so I can get away with posting the picture showing my winning Boggle score. (It's vain of me, I know, but I can't help myself.) We also celebrated my Grandpa Little's 83rd birthday which he'll have December 2nd.
My Uncle Gordon took us shooting the day after Thanksgiving, and Barbara shot a gun for the first time in her life. It was pretty scary seeing her with a shotgun. She got way too much enjoyment out of shooting weapons....
My dad, uncle Gordon, cousin Paul, and I went to a Boise State football game. Although I'm not the biggest football fan, the seats were in the second row and it was a lot of fun (aside from being cold--that's why I'm wearing Barbara's mittens below).
Since all of our friends are going to be in different places for Thanksgiving this year, we decided to have a pie party. We thought it would be fun to dress up as pilgrims and indians to celebrate. So we told everyone to dress up as an indian (except our friend Bruce who we told to dress up like a pilgrim--he had no idea he would be the only one).