sunday, we also crossed another item off the list!
we actually had a cousin dinner in SLC that night so it turned out perfectly!
firstly, this cousin dinner:
oh goodness, i love being with family,
it is always such a blast!
everyone in the utah valley was able to come accept for 1 family (they were sick),
plus the dinner just happened to be planned on a weekend our cousin and her family from tennessee was in town!
all together, i believe there were 18 adults, 17 children, and 1 baby on the way!
it was so fun being together and watching all the cute little ones just running around and playing.
i love family.
my cousin, suzie, also instigated a few games for us all to play which was a hoot, as always.
catch phrase and werewolves.
it was perfect for our size of group and with all the kids in the middle playing and making their own noise.
after the get together,
casey and i headed over to the temple to see the lights.
we were a little worried it'd be terribly busy due to it being a sunday night and after the christmas devotional,
but to our surprise, it was nearly empty!
seriously, there was nearly no one there,
it was perfect and beautiful, (and super cold)
the only other time i've been to the lights was my freshman year with our ward where we were hurried and it was terribly busy,
so this was a much better experience!