Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Thanksgiving 2008

Even though Thanksgiving was way too short, I enjoyed it lots. Every two years, we have a reunion in Payson for the Moody side of my family. Usually, not all of my family can make it since they are so spread out everywhere. I love reunions. I love to visit with my family and hear old stories.

Auralee had lots of fun running around with her cousins and playing outside. The weather was great for it. Taryn, on the other hand was sick and threw up. Poor baby.

They had outdoor games that some enjoyed and some years they even have a pinata.

My sister Brianne came down from Idaho. It was great to see her! My Kent (my mom's brother) and his wife Christine and most of their kids came too. I hadn't seen them in a couple of years, so that was great as well.

Its also fun to see my grandma's brothers and sisters. Not all of them came this year, but my aunt Lily, my uncle Frank, my aunt Ruby and my uncle Tommy were there. My grandma died in a car accident 11 years ago. I miss her a lot, so its nice to be around people who knew and loved her like me.

Every year they file all the families outside for a family picture. Its fun to look at the albums and see how much everyone has changed over the years. My dad wasn't able to make it this year, as well as Marc and Brant and their families. :( I love my family soooooo much!

The food was great and the company was wonderful. There's nothing like family and food to fill you up.

Movie Review

OK, I went to see the new Twilight movie (the day it came out, but at least I'm catching up, right), and I liked it. I had to take it for what it is, but I liked it. The book was really good, so of course, the movie doesn't compare, but if you look at it by itself, its good. I was able to get Luc to go along with me. I felt it needed more of the build up scenes to fill in a lot of the gaps and it was missing a lot of the background to explain the parts they did show. It was all the intense scenes crammed together, but without all the "fluff" they didn't seem as intense. Luc thought it needed more violence :) Men. It had a couple really cheesy parts I could have done without, but all in all, I give it 3 out of 5 stars. My SIL Candace said it gets a lot better the more you watch it. Ill try again :)