Saturday, November 27, 2010

Thanks-mas or Christ-giving

This year we celebrated Thanksgiving and Christmas in Iowa. We were so happy that everyone made it safely there!! There were some ice storms that were in the works that made it a little iffy but those from Minnesota-

to California-

all arrived safe and sound. And it was a really great day!! So much laughing and chatting- it was a wonderful way to celebrate the holiday!!

Of course there was lots of food.

Really yummy delicious food. Food wise-I think that Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. Turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, sweet potatoes, various salads, home made rolls, pies- all favorites of mine!! My mouth is watering just thinking about it.

It was heavenly!! We all shoveled it in as fast as we could! So yummy!

After dinner, we chatted and played.

Maybe got a little silly.

Then the day got even better!! As if it wasn't awesome enough already!! It was time to open presents!!! First the kids....

Then the adults...We do an exchange do I put exchange of.....well things like this:

You know they stuff you never knew you wanted until you got it.

It was awesome!!! This year things like a 30 year old wedding survival kit, a DVD of the Beverly Hillbillies, a parrot necklace with matching earrings, 70s ties and a VHS of New Kids on the block were amongst the gifts given!! We spare no expense in this family! It is belly laughing fun!!! Of course, after gifts comes the wrapping paper war.

After presents there was more chatting and laughing. Larry taught Zach how to play checkers.

I can't remember who one but I think it was a close game!! Over all the day was wonderful!!! It was so great to see everyone and spend the day together!!! Can't wait to do it again next year!!

Ronna's Brood:

Calvin's Brood:

Stan's Brood:

1 comment:

  1. Awesome, Katrina...Thank you for posting all this and your wonderful pictures! It was an amazing time. Great laughter, lots of smiles, and many memories.