Thursday, December 4, 2008

Thanksgiving 08

This Thanksgiving was quite different from what we have been accustomed to. Since Tim and I have been married, we have spent Thanksgiving traveling, usually going to three meals to visit all of our family. As nice as it is to see everyone, it's has become increasingly difficult, especially now that we have kids.

This year each family celebrated Thanksgiving on a different day, so it was nice to be able to spend more time with each family, and not feel like we were rushing from one place to the other.

Tim's family came in a week before Thanksgiving, so we celebrated Thanksgiving the Sunday before. It was so nice to have everyone together again. It had been about 4 months since we had seen Mary, Cameron and Hudson. Marlon and his girlfriend Daniella and her daughter Dalene also made the trip. It was also nice to have Tim's grandparents there this year too. We always have a great time getting together with Tim's family.

On Thanksgiving, Tim woke up and went to play some football with some friends, and we spent most of the day just relaxing and spending time together. Later that afternoon, we went over to my Grandma's house. We usually have dinner at my parents house with my mom's extended side of the family, but since my mom had surgery on her eye they decided it would be easiest to have it at my Grandma's this year. Drew of course slept right through dinner.

On Saturday we headed South to Fountain Green to celebrate our Thanksgiving/Christmas family party with the Wright extended family. The Wright family is getting so big that they have decided to combine our Thanksgiving and Christmas Party together. There's nothing quite like the Wright present swap, and this year we mixed it up a little bit, and held an auction instead. Tim and I ended up coming home with the same ice scraper that we brought. As for the kids present swap Addison came home with a cars flashlight, that she absolutely loves.

Well that was our Thanksgiving this year, We definitely have a lot to be thankful for and we feel so blessed to be able to spend the holidays with our families.

We brought our camera but forgot our memory cards so we weren't able to get any pictures.

However Tim's sister, Keri Beth sent us a few pics.

Addison and Grandma Marlene playing with Tigger.

Playing Scum or Presidents, we always enjoying playing games with Tim's family.
Mason and Addison Aunt Mary and Drew
Grandma Marlene and Drew

And here are the newest family pictures.


Cam and Mary said...

It was so great to see you guys! Your girls are so cute! I'm glad you had good Thanksgivings! :)

Jason and Tawni said...

The whole Thanksgiving/Christmas combined party with a gift swap sounds like a crazy fun time! Your idea of doing Thanksgiving on different days is one that we implemented this year for the first time and I think we will continue doing so. It was so much easier! It looks like you guys are doing well, your little girls are darling, I can't get over Drew's cheeks!!!!

Chas and Ashly Johnson Family said...

I have been so behind! I love Addison's pigtails. She is really so pretty! Drew is so cute too. I just want to give her hugs. What sweet little girls. You look great. When the Holidays are over we really should get together. I haven't seen you guys forever!

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