Thursday, November 22, 2012

Thanksgiving 2012 OR A Lot To Be Thankful For

This year for Thanksgiving we had the immense pleasure of having the Martins drive North and the Rosses and Hannays drive South, all converging our home! Yeah!

We worked hard to get prepared.  We moved beds to new rooms and shined everything up in anticipation.  Of course there was food to make and eat!  We got right to work!
Elise works on a pie
Although we had the entire week off, everyone else had to wait until Wednesday to come.  It was great to see everyone again and the boys all worked on getting reacquainted.

Today we were all ready for some family fun.  Some of the more crazy ones among us decided to awake early and participate in a Turkey Trot up at the college.  Thank you Martin family for representing!

Many of the men went to the annual Turkey Bowl held at the Middle School.  No serious injuries this year, which is a plus, and I think everyone played like super stars! ;)

Once we were all back together we decided it might be nice to go bowling for lunch, then have an evening meal all together. So we headed to the ol' Casino for some lane time.

By the time we got home and got to cooking, it wasn't long until it was time for our Thanksgiving Day meal.  It was fun to cook with my sisters and Kim even convinced me to do mashed potatoes from scratch instead of my instant (I know, instant mashers on TG is pretty lame, but I like them).  

The Gang

The Big Boy table + Elise

The Grown up table

There is something nice about just sharing a meal all together.  I LOVE IT! 

After dinner we all just hung out and chatted it up before we pulled out all of the pie. 

Horray for Pie

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