Thursday, November 26, 2009

Thanksgiving 2009

We had Thanksgiving with my side of the family this year. Every other year we have Thanksgiving with all 3 of my sisters, my parents and all my sisters husbands and kids. This year it was held at my mom and dad's house and we had a great time! Amy, Andy and girls arrived on Tuesday night then Ann, Sam and girls arrived Wednesday afternoon and finally Marni joined us Wednesday night. Thursday morning we started off Thanksgiving with our own little Mires Turkey Trot. We went to Rooks Park and ran or walked for an hour. After that we came back and had breakfast at Dave and I's, Dave made scrambled eggs and sausage and I attempted to make bread dough pudding only I completely forgot to add the sugar so it did not taste nearly as good as it usually did:) I will probably never live that down. That afternoon we all went back to my parents for our Thanksgiving feast and then celebrated Christmas early with the kids. The younger kids all drew names so they each got to open one present as well as a gift from Papa and Di Di. We ended the evening with a couple fun games and pumpkin and apple pie. Yum Yum! The next day we had a big family picture taken and then that evening my parents watched all the kids while all of my sisters and husbands went to the movie Blindside and then out for drinks and food. Saturday the men went hunting and the girls did a Christmas baking extravaganza with my mom. They made so many yummy things and had so much fun baking with Di Di.
Our saturday morning run or walk at Rooks Park.
Mads and Jax.

Aunt Amy and Jax.
Thanksgiving Dinner!

Little kids table and Lucy was such a great help with the little kids!
Perry and Colt opening up there present.

Opening presents. Jax got a fun toy bird house and Colt received a new drill which he has played with non-stop since he got it.
Baking christmas goodies.
The men went hunting...notice how many more woman are in this post than men:) They are outnumbered but I think they used to it by now!


The Price Family said...

I love the traditions and fun things that your family does. You are so lucky to have such a big family will so many special people :)

I love the group picture, especially Dave'e expression, priceless!


Rach said...

The girls out number the boys in hour family too! Although with Josh and I having boys it has helped even out the playing feild a little bit. It looks like you guys had tons of fun!