Thursday, November 25, 2010

Thanksgiving

My favorite holiday of them all! I truly love Thanksgiving. It's probably all the food, but it's just like a big kick-off to the holiday season. There is just something about the feel of the day that I anticipate all year long.

This year I attempted to "run" a 5k. I wasn't quite all the way ready for it and walked a bit, but I'm glad I did it. Even if I was by myself. I have to be honest...it was like the second coldest day of the year here and I'm pretty surprised that I got up to go all by myself. Although I was anticipating that moment where everyone else on Biggest Loser has finished the race and they come back to help the last person, I assure you it did not happen and there were in fact people that finished behind me.

Keith had to work this day for 4 hours and right in the middle of the day. Blah. It ended up working out ok other than I feel like I hardly spent any time with him. His mom had dinner at 1 and so he got to be there for that and then quickly head off to work. Afterwards I went to my moms with the boys since he would be working.

I always enjoy the time spent with my in-laws and please NO ONE take this the wrong way, but there is just something to be said for having Thanksgiving with the food you've always eaten. I've heard that scent is the strongest sense tied to your memory, and on Thanksgiving I totally believe that to be true. We enjoyed some great food and because no one else was coming but me and the kids, my mom had a little extra time to decorate the place settings for us.Photobucket They were so festive and cute! She had her beautiful tree all decorated too. The decorating thing is something I unfortunately DID NOT inherit.Photobucket
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I think it's terribly cute how her wrapping paper has to match her tree...

Also since we were the only ones coming she thought Gavin would think it was so cool if we all had our own little "turkey" . Gavin loved it!
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Max loves pretending to talk on the phone. It's the cutest thing! Everything is a phone and he thinks he's pretty neat!
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Austin, Chelsea and Myah joined us in the evening after their Thanksgiving. Isn't she cute? She's at such a fun age and I love hearing her starting to talk! She has the sweetest little voice!
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Gavin really wanted to decorate the "holiday". He kept telling this to my mom so she let him set up his own little area for his "holiday".
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The rest of the evening we just relaxed. Alan introuduced me to this quick, fun game.
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We played around with Austin's awesome light pen and my camera.
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And Austin, Chelsea and I enjoyed a nice little reading of Chuck Norris jokes. I think it was just late but I laughed a lot! For instance, -Chuck Norris uses a night light. Not because he's afraid of the dark, but because the dark is afraid of Chuck Norris.- See? I hope you're reading this late at night so you can be laughing like I am right now...
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All in all it was a wonderful day. And the best part? I still get to have ANOTHER Thanksgiving on Sunday with Dad and Amy! Let's prolong this holiday as long as possible!!!

4 comments:

mistieleigh said...

i didnt know that Thanksgiving is your favorite holiday. that is awesome! sounds like a nice time. i love your mom's tree and also the fact she gave you each your own turkey and she let gavin have is own little "holiday" - so precious.

Sandy -- As Told By Mommy said...

How fun!! What a gorgeous tree! I know what you mean about eating the food you grew up with on Thanksgiving. I can't imagine having to eat other people's kinds of food...I would die. I am sooooo traditional!

sam c.hart jr said...

You go girl! the 5K is awesome. I need to be brave enough to try a "physical" hobby. Quilting doesn't burn many calories.

Rheanna said...

Wohoo for doing the 5K in the freezing cold weather! I wanted to DIE it was so cold! Your mom's Christmas tree is so cute! Not possible in a house with little kids-haha!