(some of the family at the table)
okay okay I know I am a bit behind on the thanksgiving post but since I drove alone with my kiddos to fort wayne Indiana, I thought I better blog the highlights. The drive was long (23 hours)... very very long but I have never hated road trips. I find I can relax with a diet coke and some good tunes.
For the first time in forever we had 5 of my 6 brother and sisters all in the same house. I was the baby of five children till my little brother (whos 11) came along. Everyone of my family members lives in a different state and have their own families/ busy busy lives.
Charie - North carolina
Brent - Michigan
Blake - Florida
Kristy - California
Me - Utah
and my parents/little brother jordan are in Indiana
It seemed so normal to have 20+ people under one roof. I am surprised my mother ( who is o.c.d clean and tidy ) didnt have melt down. I haven't had my mothers thanksgiving dinner for at least 6 years now. We always went the my ex husbands families for the holidays. But there is nothing like your moms thanksgiving dinner. We have ham, turkey, spinach balls which are kinda a big deal :) and A LOT of pie....we had 21 pies this year.
We play games and talk till 3 and 4 am. So to say we all look lazy and unrest in these pictures is the TRUTH. I also drove straight through on the trip home which I am sure is a record.
Most important was my kids got to spend time with their cousins and we got to be with family.
blake and the famous family spinach balls
I made them every thanksgiving but moms are best
my beautiful little girl
kitkat and cousins
I didnt see that girl the whole time. she was so busy playing
my snuggle love bug! he always loves on me and I pray that he never grows out of it
me and andrea
brent and andrea being goofs
blake and brianna
my lovely sister charie
my brothers wife andrea, one of their little ones and me
my brother blake and I
below me and his little boy easton. I hadnt met him yet and he was just perfect!
we did a little christmas present opening
you always gotta see a movie thanksgiving weekend. New moon was the choice......I think 3 times seeing it with in 2 weeks is plenty
this is andreas jasper face
me and charie at the late night movie
I am the brown eyed, dark coloring of my oldest sister. Lucky me cause she is beautiful even when she is expecting her 5th child.
All and all it was a wonderful trip minus the driving through wyoming
Next up christmas which my little family has been prepping for. Last night for f.h.e we made ginger bread houses