Friday, November 20, 2009

Holidays Come Early in Ephraim

Seeing as we're college students down here in good ol' Ephraim we do things a bit different than normal. We like to celebrate our holidays earlier than the normal folk. We as an apartment decided that there was no way we could wait until after Thanksgiving to decorate for Christmas, because we're only going to be here for a week in December, and then we go home because the semester will be over! So on Tuesday night we locked the door and started to decorate! We put up our mini 6 ft. tree, put the lights on, the tinsel, and blasted Christmas music. After the tree was up we put snowflakes and paper chains up. Then we sat down and watched Frosty The Snowman to start our Christmas celebrations. It was amazing!

Merry Christmas from D3 *We're just missing Kim*

Then we had Thanksgiving. For a few weeks now we have been talking about this day like it was the first Thanksgiving. We were so excited to have Thanksgiving dinner with all of our friends! On Tuesday Whitney, Kim, Arielle, and I took off to Moroni to get a turkey from the Norbest plant. oh my amazing! Wednesday night rolled around, we had finished all of our grocery shopping and had finalized the guest list. We still weren't sure how we were going to get all the food cooked, mostly because we were all in class all day Thursday,and we only have one oven... To help lessen the stress me and Whitney set off on making her layered Jello. We were up until the wee hours of the morning making jello and we still hadn't finished it. Thursday rolled around and we went to class. When I was finished with all of my classes I decided I'd better start making the pies. I cheated and just bought frozen pies, and a frozen pie crust for the apple pie. I had talked to our neighbors across the hall from us and they had told me I could use their oven to cook my pumpkin pies. So Courtney and I walk over to put them in, problem; no one is answering the door. Finally I was granted permission to just walk into their apartment and put it in. Then I ran upstairs to our friends apartment and cooked the apple pie there. The turkey was cookin' in our oven, we had a frozen fruit salad, and potatoes and yams. Whitney had finished the jello and it looked amazing. Everything came together, and it was thrilling! We borrowed two tables from the club house, and chairs from just about everyone. When it came down to it, we had 21 guests eating Thanksgiving dinner with us. If that's not a feast I'm not sure what is :) Pictures will come later.

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