Sunday, November 30, 2008
What We Did Thanksgiving Day Featuring Family
This year I picked up my camera and caught family members doing what they do (but will not admit, nor remember). Chris was as "studying" a chapter for a class. That lasted a couple of minutes before Marie snuggled up and they both fell asleep on the couch. Dawson and Haydon brought the Wii game to play but you will notice that mom (her first time) and dad are joining in. Since Jon and Mariel had their entire dash panel stolen with the stereo theft last week, Mark and he spent all morning putting the new parts into the Honda. Mariel and Alyssa were very busy with the babies - Gabe the Babe and our Roman Invasion. Grandma Ava enjoyed watching all the action from her princess chair in the family room. Debbie (not pictured since I am the photog) did all the usual stuff and enjoyed having almost the whole family at home - we missed Sean lots! The table was set with my grandma Brodie's china, my mom's stemware and candle holders and a centerpiece designed by Alyssa. After turkey dinner we were joined by the Gleave family, all of them, for a pie buffet with delicious pie favorites provided by all the girls of the family. Highlights, some pictures here, included eating pie of course, wandering in and out of interesting conversations in 5 rooms, two 1 year olds, little Ava following Gabe,crawling around and around the circle of living room, entry, kitchen etc., five young boys running around with flushed cheeks playing some pretend game involving treasure, death, and disguises. The mustaches brought by Alyssa were inspiration to add hats for even more fun. At the end of the evening the attempt to take a picture of the group was more of a low-light than a high-light, but if you look at Mariel trying to control the front row group I think you get a pretty good idea of how that went!It really was a wonderful Thanksgiving, thanks to our great family.