Thursday, November 25, 2010

It's Thanksgiving

In elementary school, they teach us about the Indians and Pilgrims. In middle school or high school, you start looking at it as a few days you don't have to go to school. As a grown up, you look forward to time off work and maybe a good meal with family. It should be more than that, huh? If we really reflected on things, really became thankful, we'd probably have a better outlook on life. I'm thankful for a whole lotta things, and my family is at the top of the heap.

We started celebrating Thanksgiving last weekend with a nice lunch at my inlaws. There was country ham (my personal fave), turkey & dressing, all the sides you could ever want and apple pie and strawberry cobbler for dessert. When the kiddos went outside, of course I (and my camera) followed...
There was basketball (played with a soccer ball - hey, sometimes you gotta improvise), scooter and bike riding, and the boys enjoyed making the wagon trailer go up and down. It was a gorgeous, unseasonably warm day. (And yeah, I took a "good" pic of the kids, but this one makes me smile...and miss childhood)

And it's always nice to get a right nice pic of me and my man... hmm, this one may make it on a Christmas card. . .

Wednesday night we headed to my parents' and chowed down. Turkey & dressing, spiral-sliced sugar cured ham (yummm), lotsa sides and peach cobbler, homemade ice cream, peanut butter chocolate chip cookies (from scratch) and my world famous Oreo balls for dessert.  
Dad played on his laptop and got Trevor workin' on it for a bit since he's the family techie. Some of us played Bananagrams, which was really fun. Then we all chatted a while. Then some of us played Triominos. Cullen declared it to be the worst game ever, even though he did pretty well. Camden quit, as usual, about halfway through the game. The big winner was Michelle.

This was the first time most of us have gotten to see Caleb since he went off to college. When I commented on his "facial growth" he said it was "no shave November." I think it kinda makes him look older. Anyhoo, he had been out all night bowling with some buddies the night before so he took a little nappy for a while. ha College kids - gotta love 'em.

This here's me and my sweet little momma (she's vertically challenged at a mere 5' tall, although she may claim tuh be an inch more)....everyone on the planet knows I look just like Daddy, but this pic makes me think she did a little more than just carry me in her womb 9 months... I see a little resemblance.

I'm surely blessed with great family! I'm out - gotta catch some zzzz's before tomorrow's big shoppin' day!

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