Friday, November 25, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!

Well, we spent Thanksgiving at Rebecca's folks' plave this year and had a wonderful time, great food (of course, I cooked it...:) ) and lots fo laughs. As is typical, we spent a whole lot of time eating and lounging and not so much on the picture-taking...

On Thanksgiving morning, Rebecca got up at about 3:45am (thinking it was 4:30am) and went with her dad to make and serve turkeys to a big group of missionaries. They slaved in the kitchen there until after 1pm, but all were fed and happy.

I got up around 7am and made the kids special "turkey" pancakes... 

That's when I started "slaving" over our Thanksgiving meal. It really wasn't that hard, but we had turkey, mashed potatoes, chipotle sweet potatoes, broccoli casserole, green bean casserole, cornbread (courtesy of Rebecca's mom :) ) and her Aunt Kelly brought pie. Mmmmm...pie.

Grandma was so kind to play with the kids outside for the morning, putting them to work in the barn or swinging on the swings or riding on the horses so I didn't have to worry about entertaining them and cook, too.

Once we were all fat and happy, Olivia took charge and dragged Grandpa outside for more hours of playing. She'd been waiting patiently all day for him to get home. :) 

On the way home the next morning, we swung by Rebecca's grandparents' house and got to spend lunchtime with them as well as her Aunt Bethany and Uncle Phil, and cousins Matthew and Hunter. Matt and Hunter spent a good while playing with the kids and a fun time was had by all. :)

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