Saturday, November 26, 2011

Thanksgiving Update

Thanksgiving day was full of many of the things I am grateful for: family, food, and recognizing how  how blessed my life is. Here are some pictures from the day, and one short video. I'll start off with the video. My nieces and nephews were SUPER excited about going to Disney World for vacation, so I asked my niece what she was going to see there. 

It goes without saying that we had sooooo much delicious food. I mean, SO much. I guess it was necessary to have a ton of food though since we had 30 people there. But still, we had enough food to feed twice that many people. I brought the green bean casserole and some mini cheese cakes. They both turned out really well, if I do say so myself.

As per our tradition, we made candy houses after dinner (to avoid watching the Lions lose, and Nickelback perform). The kids went first, then the adults took a turn. My uncle made an outhouse, which probably would have won if we'd done the voting this year.

I played outside with the kids a lot. I pushed them on the tire swing, helped the little ones teeter-totter, and played tag with the boys. They were a bunch of cheaters though because they tagged me back even though I specifically said, "no tag backs!"

The chickens tried to come home with me. The chickens amuse me to no end.

It was a super fun day. I definitely have a lot to be thankful for. Later that night/morning, my sister Katherine and I went out to do some Black Friday shopping. But that's a story for another day. I hope your Thanksgiving was as good as mine!


lizzie mc.- said...

I invited a new member of the ward to our house since she has no family nearby. She reminded me of you and the kids fell in love with her instantly, as did I. I wish you were here. But until then... loving you from afar!

Sara said...

Cute! There was tag at our house too. Must have been the warm-ish weather.