Friday, November 26, 2010

A Gathering

This year we enjoyed the Thanksgiving holiday with the C. side of the family in sunny St. George. The men talked sports
The women shopped the ads.
Kids ate pie for dessert, and dinner, and breakfast, brunch and elevensies. Cannon just ate the cream on top.

Trevor and his vegetarian turkey--frui-turkey would be more accurate. We have him and Weston to thank for the fine napkin folding. We enjoyed a beautifully browned turkey hot out of the turkey fryer. It was too bad little Adam went out and touched the still hot fryer, burning his hands--not severely --but enough to cause him a lot of pain and screaming for the afternoon. Poor guy and it was only his 2nd Thanksgiving.

Dads doubling as playground equipment.
T and I made our plans and headed out for the Black Friday sales. I never thought I could freeze in St. George but standing in a line outside the bigbox at 3 a.m. was FREEZING! We didn't get there earlier enough for a big screen or even a 3-dollar sandwich maker but we were still able to make a significant dent in Santa's shopping list.
Brandon and I headed back after the insanity had dwindled for some birthday shopping. He hit the big 40 last week and I think he's better than ever.
Before heading back home we stopped at the cool euro-park where the kids got out and played. I would have taken pictures but I was passed out asleep in the van.
Happy Thanksgiving to all!!
p.s. a photo of our race. Brynn ran her first 1 mile race and did great! Brandon ran his first ever 5K just for fun. He just tumbled out of bed that morning and decided to see how he would do at age 40. He did great and easily passed me although I in contrast, have been pounding the pavement about 12-14 miles/week for the last 2 years!? 3 cheers for 3 sweaty ... folks.


T said...

wish we'd made a little bit more of a serious dent... but (freezing aside) it was more fun than frustration - and it's always good to spend all that Line Time with a pleasant companion :)

oh, and sorry about the possible passing of germs... (check my blog) H woke this morning with a nasty tummy bug - blah!

Megz said...

Way to go Brynn! And to BD (though to be fair he should have stayed in the back of the pack because nobody appreciates a runner who doesn't train)
If you didn't get your 3 dollar sandwich maker then I can't imagine the point of 3 am shopping!

Lady Di said...

Never go running with husbands. Somehow they can not even train at all and then just decide one day to join you in running a marathon. Ridiculous! BTW--we view your blog A LOT. Claire loves to see her friends and listen to music at the same time!

stephanie said...

The big 40! He just doesn't seem that old. I am only 6 years away from that awful age and it still seems old to me.

What a great thanksgiving!

cold cocoa said...

Looks fun! I would not go at 3 am unless there was a guarantee of a huge pay-off! Crazies!

How is fried turkey? Is it better than plain?

Sher said...

All except the finger frying sounded good -- well and the running. That sounds like torture to me -- but I'm glad you enjoyed it. Poor BD. I went and forgot to wish him a happy day on his 40th birthday! Tell him Happy Birthday and I couldn't help it since my brain sometimes takes naps now that I'm over 40:)

Michelle said...

How did we miss the birthday? More selflessness on our part might be the answer. Anyway, wish the old man a happy belated birthday for us and we will see you Sunday if the weather is good.