Monday, November 26, 2012

Turkey Day

We got to spend our Thanksgiving in Coeur d'Alene with my family, which was great. We had the special treat of seeing my Grandma Dorene and her husband Dave, who braved the pass from Seattle to fest with us for a few days. There was a lot of eating, napping and football-watching, with some massage chair action and hot-tubbing thrown in for good measure. We finished the weekend by attending the Festival of Trees Gala (aka, Chinese torture if you ask the men in our party...) Ellie and Lottie got to spend a few hours with their Shooshie and Papa Doug before we started our nocturnal drive back to Utah (queue the 5-hour energy drink endorsement). We are truly thankful for our family members and were blessed to be able to spend some time with them. 


  Cooking the thanksgiving Jello with Nana...


It took her about a minute to figure out the powder was tasty...don't look at the blatant health code violations Aunt Ruski...







Auggie serenading the group with his guitar skills. Some of the material was original...and would completely eliminate my Dad from public office if it were ever shared...


Going on a walk up the driveway during a sunny patch.





Gobble. Gobble.


The cooks (I used that term loosely on the left, although he does always carve the bird beautifully)...

 The spread.




The pilgrim who slept through the first round of food, but was eager to make up for lost time...mostly with her jello....


Light and love.

 Ellie giving Grandma Dorene some iPad lessons...

 Dave and Mike doing what they love...



High school  besties who came over to fawn over my latest offspring


Triple couch snuggle.



Early Xmas pajamas!



Nothing like some naked horse riding after a bath.







1 comment:

Lexy and Jared said...

I burst out laughing and found Jared for the naked horseback riding pic. That one is going to be a keeper as she grows older and needs to be blackmailed. So beyond cute.