12.15.2014

{ 2014 } A Kansas City Thanksgiving

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{ November 21st – November 30th, 2014 }

This year we drove to KC for Thanksgiving! The drives are sooo fun ;) JK. Road trips are not really fun… Anyways, we got there late Friday, November 21st. We had Thanksgiving prep over the weekend and celebrated Thanksgiving early on Sunday, November 23rd! The Reeses & Anna were going to be out of town in Texas over real Thanksgiving so we celebrated with them early, as well as some extended family as well. The Thanksgiving feast was delicious!!! They know how to throw a Thanksgiving meal! Tara & I went shopping at Oak Park Mall & hit up Nordstrom Rack, Nordstrom, & some other stores. We had a fun night! Shopping is definitely one of our favorite things to do! Ry & I also went shopping at Gordman’s with Kathy & we had such a successful time that we stayed in there for a couple of hours! Kathy got Ryder some Thomas the Train toys & he was in heaven. Kevin went hunting that day and had a successful hunt. They hunted pheasant I think ha. On the 26th, we went with Greg, Kathy, Simeon (Kathy was watching him), & the Painter’s to Union Station in downtown Kansas City. Union Station is a fun place with restaurants, museums, movie theatres, & a big train area where they have hundreds of miniature trains for people to look at. When I heard about it, I thought it would be perfect since Ryder LOVES trains! Well, it was perfect. The kids all rode on a train and then looked at the model trains. Ryder’s favorite train was the most basic train, a Thomas the Train set haha. He waved every time Thomas went around yelling “Hi Thomas!!” They got to play with train sets at the end as well. (Train photos above.) Then afterwards, we ate lunch at Fritz’ which is a restaurant where your food is delivered by a train railway on the ceiling haha (photo above). The food is subpar but the environment is fun ha. Thanksgiving day we had Thanksgiving with Greg, Kathy, Kyle, & the Painter’s. After another delicious meal, David, Kevin, & I went to see the Hunger Games: Mocking Jay in theatres and it was AMAZING! Gosh, I loved it. On Black Friday, Kevin & I went to the Kansas City Temple which was great (photos above). We spent the evening at the Plaza, eating at a BBQ restaurant, and doing some shopping. Our last day, we met up at Penguin Park (where Kevin & all his siblings played at growing up) with the Painters & had fun. Ryder loved the swings and slides of course. We ate lunch at Zona Rosa at Noodles. Then later that evening we watched The Giver which was also good! I had read the book a little earlier in the year, so that was fun. I love when books I read, are turned into movies! We drove home on November 30th. We had a great trip!

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