Monday, December 8, 2008

Turkey Day Recap...Finally

I hope your Thanksgiving was as happy as Colby about to dig into his pie! Okay, so he didn't actually eat the pie. He ate all of the whipped cream off the top and left the pie. But he was excited nonetheless.

As usual, we had a great holiday with our families. The first couple of days were spent with Curt's family. We had a large family dinner on Thanksgiving day with aunts, uncles, cousins, siblings, grandparents, nieces and nephews. It is always so good to get to spend time with everyone! Curt's grandpa was kind enough (as always) to have the dinner at his house. With the family as large as it has become, this is really the only place that will hold everyone. Here he is doing his traditional washing of the silverware after dinner.

Friday was spent at Curt's parents' house with his sisters and their families. Poppy (Curt's dad) and Curt took the older cousins on a walk in the woods. Always a favorite activity! Here he is with five of his eight grandkids.

This is what happens to kids who don't behave:

Of course I'm joking. Anyway, we had a wonderful time.

After our time was up there, we packed the car back up and headed to my parents' house to spend the rest of the weekend with my family. It is a much smaller and quieter event, but wonderful just the same. Ma Maw (my mom) and Colby got in some quality reading time.

Then my grandma, Grammy, joined us and my parents for a great second Thanksgiving feast.

When we awoke on Sunday morning we were greeted with this:

My parents' house covered with the first snow!

Curt decided to shovel their driveway while I packed up our bags. Colby decided he was big enough to help too.

While the boys were working and playing out in the snow, Chloe was playing in her favorite spot. Under the chair.

I took a ton of photos, including some group pictures of the dinners, but none of them turned out very good. I was too distracted with my kids and all the fabulous food to worry about getting great shots. Maybe next year...if the food is bad. :)


Thalita Dol said...

Lovely pictures!

Seems it has been a wonderfull holliday! =D

I love your picture of the first snowy morning. I have never seen snow... But I plan to travel north someday so I can see it... I'm so curious about it!

Kisses from Brazil!

Stacy said...

It looks like you had a wonderful time with your family. Great moments captured forever. :) I love that shot of Chloe playing under a chair...such a cute shot of her and such a baby thing to do. :)

Oh, and our kids just eat the whipped cream, too. ;)

Larissa Holland said...

Olivia, it looks like a wonderful time was had by all! I loved all the pictures. (after you got over the stomach flu -- ew!) Wow, snow! no chance of that here. of course, i'd love to see pics of the crafting once it is done! or before! :-) love to you