Sunday, November 30, 2008

What is Thanksgiving?

For me Thanksgiving can me summed up into three words:
  • food,
  • fun and
  • frolic.
Case in point, check out this food. Now it may look to the untrained eye that this could be fun and frolic too, but I promise that this is minor to what comes later. We’ve had a long serious talk with mom about how much food should be prepared for eight people. Of course, no Thanksgiving meal would be complete without candied yams, mashed potatoes and gravy, stuffing and fresh cranberry sauce, but five pies (plus a marble cake for Shane) are a bit much. Turkey is good, ham is good, but probably we don’t need both. And least we forget the fruit salad, the spinach salad, and the Jello salad.
P.S. Chris says to tell you that was one large, heavy bowl of potatoes. And I want to note that I really did do my hair that way on purpose... Lisa calls it my crazy hair (it goes really well with my angry eyes!) and that grimace is because I just dropped ham on Tricia's lap and she doesn't know it yet :).

One of our traditions is to go to a movie on Thanksgiving. Disney used to released their new cartoons during Thanksgiving: Little Mermaid, Aladdin, Beauty and the Beast. This year I haven't gone to the movies for a while so this weekend we took in three movies (four if you count that I rented one on Wednesday!). Thursday we all went to Madagascar 2.
Friday Chris, Josh and I went to Bolt--I HIGHLY recommend it and I only “forgot to blink and my eyes got all sweaty” a few times (that was Josh’s excuse for crying when his Dad took him to see it last week). Then some of Tricia’s friend’s joined us for Twilight on Saturday. Talk about fun!

As for the frolic part, we’d made of list of optional activities that we worked almost all the way through.

After Thanksgiving Day sales... check.

Games, games, and more games: Aggravation (where Josh totally kicked my trash!), Racko, Hand and Foot, and Apples to Apples... checkBowling... check.Catch with Roxi (I love Tricia's terror as Josh threatens to through the soggy, stuffed puppy at Tricia for Roxi to catch--hilarious!)... check
Just chillin'... check.There's a story that goes with this last one that I have to share. Right before they were packing up Josh was rough housing with Roxi and Shane told Roxi to sit on Josh's head. She backed up and sat right down on Josh. Not on his lap like she did here. But right on his head. Bummer.. right?! ha ha ha! whew. I have NEVER heard Shane laugh outloud and when she did that he couldn't stop laughing.

So... Plenty of laughs... check.


  1. Looks like a wonderful weekend!!

  2. I'm glad you had a great weekend. And now that Thanksgiving is done, I am really looking forward to your Christmas concert in Oakley!

  3. Lisa said you guys had a great weekend, but she didn't go into any details. I LOVE those turkeys on the plates at Thanksgiving dinner. Cute, cute, CUTE!

  4. wow this post made me sooo homesick for you guys. "Making Linda jealous . . . Check." I laughed out loud a couple of times making Anna say, "What's so funny." Feels like I was there. (This is where I'm sending you hugs.) By the way, I put a special post on my blog just for you. Hope you enjoy.