Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Thankful Thanksgiving...

This year is our first Thanksgiving back in Arizona. I think it was the first ever for BO and Addy was a little baby the last time we were here. Since both Ian's and my family live in the valley (Mesa area) we were able to eat until our bellies were completely full and we were so tired that most of us crashed on the couch for a few hours.
Thanksgiving started off early with sounds of kitchen clatter at 6 am. It was a blast cooking with Brittny, Danny-boy, Aunt Ginger, Ian, Missy and Sherida (young and younger). Now I know why Thanksgiving is such fun with family -- you don't even realize that you are working because you are enjoying each other's company so much. We also had great entertainment as we watched Mr. Ortho Surgeon (AKA Ian) set his cousin's broken finger -- BTW, Ty was a CHAMP!

After a rushed eating we headed to my family's house. I love Thanksgiving southern style with baked mac-n-cheese and sweet potato souffle (a secret family recipe). The day was nice and relaxing.

One of my favorite parts is looking at all the Black Friday ads and then going to a family friendly movie. This year we saw Bolt -- gotta say that I really liked it.

So, what am I Thankful for -- my health, my children's health, food on the table, my family, friends (far and near), a clean house, kisses from my kids, sunny days, family scripture study, beautiful music and the Savior.


NatalieHemingway said...

Wow, what a big crew. We've had so many family Thanksgivings that I forget the appreciate it. Looks like you had a great time.

Robyn said...

That is so awesome that both of your families are in the same area. I am so jealous. Then again, maybe I WANT my in-laws to stay in Maui for selfish reasons. ;)

sherida@blogspot said...

Jen I have tried to copy the Thanksgiving pictures onto my computer, and it acts like they are copying, but then they will not open no matter what I try. Will you please email them, or put them on a disk and mail them to me please? thanks!