Friday, November 30, 2012

{Thanksgiving 2012}

We were so pumped when my brother and sister-in-law decided to come up from Vancouver for Thanksgiving!  The kids love being together and it was fun to celebrate the holiday weekend with them.


Becca drove up on Wednesday and together we made a major dent in the cooking extravaganza.  We baked the rolls and pies and a bunch of food prep for the Thursday.  As per tradition, each of my kids had to make a pie.  They grumble about it a little, but mostly enjoy it.  Pies are if you can master that, you can handle most things in the kitchen!  We hide (a few) almonds in the pies and then you are rewarded with a prize if you find one. Always a fun tradition.  

Bryce met up with the fam on Thursday afternoon and the ladies baked away in the morning prepping a great meal! Thanks Becca for all your help!  The eating part is always over so fast, but it sure is fun putting it all together (at least once a year, that is).

It's nice to pull out the fancy dishes and decor!

The kids were great eaters.  We were stuffed and happy the rest of the day.  

But Beck and I managed an awesome Black Friday shopping trip in the AM.  We only hit 2 stores and didn't leave the house until 7am. We scored some great deals!  We swapped with Trev who also headed out for a few purchases. 

I'm so glad they stayed one more night.  We got a babysitter and headed to dinner and a movie.  So nice being able to enjoy a kid free zone for a few hours. The kiddos were having a blast back home. 

It was an awesome holiday! We love to host and love to have family around.  Nothing better.  Thanks for coming Bryce and Beck and boys!!

Oh, and we tried a new FHE lesson to list out the things we were thankful for.  I pulled leaves right out of yard. It was fun, kids loved it.  (Although next time, dry and press the leaves first...they dried and shriveled up, so it couldn't be salvaged).  


Becca, Bryce, T, C, and J 12:04 PM  

It was awesome! THanks for having us!

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