Tuesday, December 9, 2008


This is a little late, but I guess better late than never, right? For Thanksgiving, we were able to go to my parents house. All of my siblings and their families and my Grandma H were there also. On the way there we ran into snow. It was coming down pretty hard, there were cars in the ditch everywhere, and the plows had not been through. There was about 3 inches of snow on the roads, so we were having to take it pretty slow. The plows eventually did come through, so then it was a little bit easier going. We ended up getting in to my parent's house about 4:30 Thursday morning. Needless to say, we were happy to get there and get to bed.

On Thursday, we had our Thanksgiving meal. We had lots of food, and lots of people. With all of us being home, there were 21 for Thanksgiving. It was interesting figuring out where everyone was going to be sitting! :) We had a lot of fun, and played games until way too late, then got up at 4:00 in the morning to join the madness. ;) My parents, my siblings, one brother-in-law, one niece, and my brother's girlfriend all went to brave the cold and the crowds. My wonderful husband was willing to stay home with our boys. This made it much easier on me! We shopped for a while, then stopped for breakfast, then went at it again. We had fun and were able to get some good deals.

Friday evening we celebrated Christmas as we will not all be together then. Then my siblings began to leave: the first one Friday evening, then Saturday, then Sunday. We were the last to leave, on Monday.
I neglected to take any pictures of Thanksgiving. :( However, on Friday Jeremy bought me a new camera (an early Christmas present so that I could go ahead and start using it), so I figured that I should try it out! So here are some pictures from Friday evening.

Opening gifts

Enjoying the Snacks


Larry/Sharon said...

It sure was fun!!!!! mom

Bethany Fleming said...

sounds like fun! WOW all those people in one house!

Jim & Lolly Brewer said...

Thanks for sharing the pictures. It looks like there was a lot of activity and bunches of fun. I hope you'll be able to continue this tradition for years and years. Lolly