Friday, December 5, 2008

the thanksgiving weekend

I know I'm a full week behind on this, but better late than never. I didn't edit the pictures until last night and by then, I was all consumed with my badge of courage.

The visit from my parents was a surprise to my kiddos. So when Grandma and Grandpa pulled up, I sent them directly to the back yard where the little howler monkeys were playing noisily on the trampoline. It took at least half a minute before they realized someone was in the back yard who did not quite belong.

My mom kept the kiddos busy with goody bags and treats, crafts and toys she'd collected for the visit.

Meanwhile, back at the ranch, Danny took on the huge job of installing floodlights in our backyard. He strung the wiring down through the attic and into the wall. By Monday, it was working perfectly, but all day Saturday, it was a mess!

Cameron was actually a huge help through it all!

The bird, in all it's basted glory.

Pay no attention to my crooked curtains.

On Sunday after church, we drove out to QC to visit my brother, sister-in-law, and their new house so large it needs it's own zip code. So gorgeous. And finger-print free. There we were treated to raw burgers (just like my brother likes them, *shudder*) and other yummy stuff, and HD DVDs on the big-screen LCD TV. Or something like that. All high-tech and muy macho.

It was a nice long holiday weekend. What better way to celebrate thankfulness than with family? =)

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Lorie said...

How fun! Your mom is so cute! And what a great grandma to bring such fun stuff for the kids to do.

The turkey looks like it turned out greae1

The Bluths said...

Yeah, that Turkey looks gooood!

Anonymous said...

Mmmmmmmmmmm..........raw burgers.........


jinxi~ aka angi said...

I sooo love those glasses!
What a nice Thanksgiving!

LIZZEE said...

Sounds like a great time.

Casey Lu said...

Better late then never! I am SO SORRY I forgot to give you the ointment for your burn, I will bring it by later today if you like! Again, thanks so much for the baby gifts, you guys were so kind and I greatly appreciate it!

Delfina said...

It looks like you guy's had a wonderful Thanksgiving and your mom just looks the sweetest.

leaner said...

Tell your mom I said hi next time you talk to her!

Christine #2 said...

Any more pictures of their house? I love to look at peoples houses since mine is so pittiful (but I love it).

Badge of courage, LOL

Scrapenabler said...

Sounds like you had a great weekend. Love spending time with family!

Derby Queen said...

ewww raw burgers! lol

wow ur dad lost a lot of weight since may...that's crazy! I ALMOST didn't recognize him! lol. 2 more ppls! lol!