Saturday, November 29, 2008

Thanksgiving Recap

So Thanksgiving has come and gone. I thanked, I gave, and I gained 10 pounds. Let's take a look through my "Thanksgiving 08" file to see how this Thanksgiving went... At school, my kiddos and I made edible teepees.
(This isn't the best shot I got of our masterpieces, but all my other shots have kids in them and the law says I can't post pics of my kiddos.)
I totally kicked trash in the "who made the best pie" contest with my Pumpkin Turtle Pie
(well, I would have won if they would have had said contest)

Jessica looked fabulous as she made yummy "funeral potatoes"

I was also in charge of the wonderful green bean casserole, but instead of taking a picture of the food I took a picture of me (don't you love that my nails perfectly matched my top!)
I hung out this this cutie-pa-tootie...
and her slightly awkward dad
(don't you people know by now that every pic I take will end up on my blog!)

Jessica was totally digging all the quality family time

And Summer consumed not 1...

not 2...

yep, 3 whole plates of food!
But Thanksgiving didn't end there, folks. Every other Thanksgiving, my fam does a family reunion and this was THE year. My family is huge...I'm talking "first name basis with my 12th cousin twice removed" huge. Lunch was at Gpa and Gma Knights, followed by volleyball tourneys. Thursday night was, of course, the traditional FAMILY DANCE (which of course I have no pictures of because it is definitely something you have to experience for yourself!). Then Friday afternoon is the bbq. Basically, we ate all weekend then threw in some activities to laugh about later.
And, just to make this long post even longer...let me tell you about my Black Friday '08 experience. It went like this...
TJ needed a laptop.
TJ found a smoking deal on a laptop at Best Buy.
TJ drove past Best Buy at 8:30 THURSDAY night and saw the line had already formed.
TJ calls Lisa and says to bring chairs and drinks.
Lisa shows up with chairs and drinks, leaving a short time later to get 5 more sweaters, blankets, and HOT drinks (because it was FREEZING!)
TJ and Lisa sit outside, in the cold, from 8:30 pm to 5:00 am...and didn't get the laptop they wanted.
TJ and Lisa end up getting the 2nd best deal on a laptop and slightly curse those who were at the front of the line saving spots for people who just barely showed up at 4:59 am.
TJ and Lisa went home and slept until noon.
The end.
I hope your Thanksgiving was as lovely as mine. Now go hit the gym in preparation for Christmas.


jmcrosby said...

We got laptops two years ago and the only way to get that great deal is to pay the people in the front of the line to get the ticket for you. They are there all Thanksgiving day just for that purpose. I know, it is lame. Sounds like you had tons of fun.

Brendan, Calli, Taylor and Keaton said...

That picture of Mike is priceless! Plus I wanted to add that your camera takes great pictures.. I'm definitly jealous!

cindy said...

You are now voted the new uncle Charles..."don't look at Lisa or she'll take your picture!!!" Your camera does take really good pictures.

Derek, Kellyn & Camden said...

Oh the joys of Black Friday! Derek and I were at Target. We could have stopped by to say Hi :) This is Kellyn by the way. Glad I found you in the blogging world. Tell TJ I said Hello.

lisa said...

if you think my camera takes awesome pictures based on the amy pic, you would be wrong.i may have played with the contrast and saturation and whatnot.

The Gunnell Fam said...

I can't believe you were up all night at best buy! I'm to scared to go out that day, you're a brave person. I'm shocked summer put down that many plates! Go summer! Cute pics too!