This was my first Thanksgiving as the host! We had Mark and Mandy (some of our best friends) and their family come and stay with us for three days and it just wasn't enough time. It was crazy with all the kids but everyone had such a good time. Mandy and I made a huge Thanksgiving dinner. We cooked enough food for a small army, I don't know what we were thinking. So we will be having left overs for the next month but in my opinion that is the best part about Thanksgiving. While Mark and Mandy were here, we took them to see the little part of Arizona that we are familiar with and even some that we weren't. We took them to the mall where Mandy was able to finish her Christmas shopping (I haven't even started!) and where the kids could play. After that we drove into Mesa to see the LDS Temple. We hadn't been to see the temple yet and it was so neat that you could drive right by it! You can even park on the street in front when you go to do a session! They have some lights that they are putting out right now and I would like to take my kids to see them at night. Matt and Mark spent a good deal of time slaughtering one another at various games on the Wii. Over all it was a great holiday weekend for us. We are so grateful for good friends that are willing to drive 13 hours to see us.