Jason and I were very thankful to be able to go up to Alaska for Thanksgiving this year. We got to meet our new nephew Robby, play with Shilah, and visit with my sister and brother-in-law.

Jason and Malorie

I’m not sure if Robby was on his best behavior because we were there or if he really is just a perfect little baby. He was generally very content and didn’t fuss much. He would sit in his bouncy seat or be held and just look around at the world around him.


I may be biased, but I think Shilah is super fun! She would come in the bathroom with me each morning and put makeup on with me (I learned after the first day to only give her the makeup brushes… Apparently she can get the cap off of my eyeliner).


And of course, we can’t forget Toby, the dog. He’s had a hard time getting used to the idea that these kids need more attention than him, but he’s figuring it out. (And yes, that is my dorky brother-in-law in the background.)


We all chipped in to make a delicious Thanksgiving meal and ate until we were ill, which I consider to be a success. 🙂


Our afternoon was pretty laid back. We just hung out with the kids, watched some football, the usual Thanksgiving stuff.  Jason put “Mickey Mouse Clubhouse” on his iPad and was instantly Shilah’s best friend.

Shilah and Jason

Malorie and Robby

Malorie, Jason and Shilah

That evening we bundled up and went over to some of Jenn and Josh’s friends’ house. It was fun getting to meet some of their friends and see more of their life in Alaska. Here’s us all dressed up and ready to go!

The Schouten family

Jason, Malorie, Shilah and Robby

Jason and I hope that you enjoyed a wonderful Thanksgiving as well!