Saturday, November 28, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!

We decided to be crazy for Thanksgiving this year and pack up our 2 young ones and drive 12 hours to my sister's house in Connecticut. We left around 6 AM on Tuesday morning and due to traffic and bathroom stops (Tyler decided a few hours in to completely blow out!) we didn't arrive until after 8:00 that night. It was well worth our effort though. We were glad for Tyler to meet his aunt, uncle, and cousins and for Abe to become better acquainted. We were glad the Boyers could join us there as well. Somehow, I didn't get any pictures of our actual Thanksgiving meal, but it was delicious! Even the dropped pumpkin cheesecake ended up tasting fantastic! The drive home went much smoother and we made it in less than 12 hours! We are very grateful for family and for all our blessings this Thanksgiving holiday!This is quite literally my sister's backyard. She let us sleep in her room (in the most comfortable bed in existence) and you wake up to a beautiful view of the ocean. It was amazing.I kept offering to take my niece, Elise, home with us. She loved the boys and took great care of them too. My offer to adopt her still stands ... Ken enjoyed skipping rocks into the ocean. Don't you love the hat?I wish you could see these shells better, they are quite mutated and odd. My sister lives in sight of a nuclear power plant. Need I say more?Climbing rocks like the big kids.Isn't the view just gorgeous??Kirsti and Ethan posed for many a picture along the beach. This was my favorite one.6 or so years ago, when we all lived in Pennsylvania, I was introduced to a Thanksgiving tradition of making chocolate turkeys. It was fun to make turkeys all together. For the curious, you use a fudge striped cookie for the base. It is topped with a chocolate covered cherry. You use candy corn for feathers and a beak. Red hots finish it off as the eyes.
Happy Thanksgiving!!

7 comments:

Tucker Mom said...

Wow does look like fun. Wish we could have all been together. We did have a great time with Brenda and her family. Glad you made it.

Shalise said...

How fun! You guys are brave to drive that long with your kids! I'm too scared to attempt it...so we are flying to my sister's wedding in Phoenix...I'll just close my eyes to the price tag.

Davis Family said...

Wow, I had TONS of fun on my vacation and still wanted to cry that I couldn't be with you guys too. Glad you had a good time.

Charlotte said...

I'm so glad you guys came (and even -mostly- survived).

andrea said...

Looks like sooooo much fun! Glad you made it in one piece, you reminded me why I love/hate long road trips!

Mom at Our House said...

I have to admit, I am a little jealous of Charlotte's back yard.

Boyer Family said...

We didn't even go out to the beach when we were there. Could be that Maddie is FREAKED out by the water, could be that it was cold and rainy a lot of the time. Glad you guys came too!