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November 23, 2007

We Had A Wonderful Day....

It is the morning after Thanksgiving and I just had to say.... we had a wonderful day! We all spent the day at Pete's sister Beth & her husband Eric's house where they prepared a feast! They cooked a turkey and a ham, yummy glazed carrots, squash, mashed potatoes etc. etc. etc.... I think with all the additional food that everyone brought we had enough to feed an army, which is good because we had a small army present, 21 people in all!! All of Pete's siblings (2 sisters, 1 brother & himself) were there with all or part of their families, their mom and aunt were all present and accounted for! This is the first year that most everyone has been able to get together in a LONG TIME, and we even had four generations present! (Pete's mom, his sister, her daughter and her two sons.... ) Here's a group shot with only a few missing.... (THANKS GO TO the picture takers: Jason & Eric!) (Missing family members: Eric one of the photographers, Aaron... serving overseas, Josh had to work, Kim had to work.)Since leftovers are a big things around here, I had a turkey cooking at home too! Naturally, we were all tooo full to eat again, but we did enjoy pie, cheese & crackers, eggnog, cider, tea & coffee! We were blessed to have a family friend with us for the day, to have another family member join us later in the day, and also a couple of friends from church popped in!! We had Amazing Grace playing in the living room and a game of 'Fill or Bust' going at the table! (Steve won, Rita was second, Audrey & TJ were in 3rd & 4th place and Pete & I were 5th & 6th .... ) It was alot of fun... Travis, Jason & Austin were watching the movie and had to turn it up a few times, I guess we were a bit loud! :)

All in all..... we had a wonderful, blessed day! Hope you all did too!

3 comments:

mad4books said...

Your holidays sound simply lovely.

:-)

What a great country. Thanksgiving is such a perfectly PERFECT holiday...and reminds us of how thankful we should be *every* day!

Now it's time to go Google "Fill or Bust." We love games!

Melanie said...

Did you find the game?? Our latest family favorites are: Fill or Bust, Phase 10, Skip-O and dominoes! :) These are ALL great family, multi-age, timeless games!

I've got a better idea!! HOW 'BOUT YOU & KAREN PACK THE KIDS UP AND COME NORTH! WE CAN INTRODUCE THE GAMES TO YOU PERSONALLY! :)

Michelle5959 said...

Hi Mel,

Sounds so warm and fuzzy! We had a good holiday also (after all the fussing I did...) Great pictures too!