Sunday, December 8, 2013

love to eat turkey

Love to eat turkey
'Cause it's good
Love to eat turkey
Like a good boy should



Have we ever talked about how much I love Thanksgiving? It's probably one of my favorite holiday, if not my favorite. I love the idea of a day set aside to be with your family to be thankful for the many blessings that God has bestowed upon you during the past year. I love the freedom from the pressure of buying the right gift or candy. :) And I love the turkey. {so very much}

This year, we were fortunate to have 3 different Thanksgiving dinners to attend. The first, the Friday before Thanksgiving at Chuck's parents house. {For some reason there are no photos of this-so weird.} Dinner and a fun game night!
On Thanksgiving Day, we headed down to Jackson County to spend the afternoon with the Lakes cousins. What a fun afternoon. It's always a little crazy for me to see Bryce, Jarron, Chandler, and Logan together as teenagers. I still remember them as babies and toddlers playing together in blow-up pools at 4th of July get-togethers-so it's a bit disconcerting to see them hanging out, comparing headphones and playing NBA Jam on their phones and iPods.
Jackson and Brody found a whole crew of cousins to play with too-Tate, Tansen, Colin & Landon. {In case, you are wondering there are a LOT of boys in this family-only a few sweet girls-Gracie and Lanae are in the pictures below.}


The Sunday after Thanksgiving, we celebrated with the Sawyer crew. Snuck in a quick photo shoot with Aunt Bobbi for Christmas cards and played an intense game of Apples to Apples {an annual tradition}. Keaton was our big winner this year. I couldn't stop laughing at Keaton and Moose sharing some chocolate pie together-those too are such good friends.


We have sooooo much to be thankful for this year-family, amazing friends, and a wonderful church family. Blessed beyond measure.

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