Saturday, November 29, 2008

This year

This year we headed up north for Thanksgiving. We left on Wednesday morning and stayed with Mike's parents. We had a family dinner with his family for his dad's birthday. It was nice to see everyone. On Thanksgiving, Mike and the boys woke up and went to play football at 8 am. I think they are all in one piece but quite sore. After the football, we took the kids to see the movie "BOLT" at Jordan Landing. It was a very cute movie. After that we went to my sister's for Thanksgiving dinner. We had dinner about 5:00 pm. It was delicious. There is always preparation that goes into a big meal. Mike and AJ were helping Kristi in the kitchen. Mike is the official potato masher, maker.
Here is a picture of us getting ready to eat dinner. Kristi did such a fabulous job hosting the dinner and making everything look fabulous. This is the adult table. My brother and his wife and the kids sat at the other table.
Six kinds of pie, yummy. When we have Thanksgiving we always have many kinds of pie to choose from. Pie, pie and more pie. The best part.
Then we had a little entertainment. AJ, Todd, Angela and Kyle(my brother) all played Rock Band with the rest of us watching and listening. Kyle is quite a ham when it comes to singing.
Parting is always such sweet sorrow. This is a group hug, that my kids are giving my sister before we head back to grandma and grandpa's house.
On Friday(Black Friday), Mike and I did get up early and head out shopping. My kids also have a tradition of helping Grandma Glad decorate for Christmas and also watching Christmas movies. This is the kids watching "Elf".
Here is a picture of my kids after helping decorate for Grandma.
Grandma made all of us homemade scones today when we woke up and were getting ready to come home. This is the kids smothering her in the kitchen before we left to come home. Thanks grandma and grandpa for letting us invade your house and also for letting us drink all of your sodas.

7 comments:

humming fun said...

It was so good to see all of you. I do miss haveing you here however silly that is we see just as much of you know as we did when you lived here. I am also very greatful to your kids for helping Grandma put up the tree it saves me the worrie of having to do it.

susette said...

What a great trip it looks like your family had together. It's always fun to get away from home and see family members and hang out and catch up. Glad your Thanksgiving was so enjoyable for you guys.

Andrea said...

Looks like lots of fun, and the pies look delicious.

Lara said...

Looks just wonderful! I'm glad you had a good time...the holidays are so wonderful to get together with family.

Rae said...

That looks like so much fun!! We did Rock Band on Thanksgiving, too! :)

Sherrie said...

I am glad you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. However, I missed seeing you! You were soooo close by too. Bummer! Maybe at Christmas?

Pauole Family said...

What happened to stopping by and seeing us on your way up...