Tuesday, December 14, 2010

A Fab Thanksgiving

We had a great Thanksgiving this year. Bampa fried the turkey, and it was gooo-ood. Lexi mostly helped entertain the kids while the rest of us were preparing the food, but here she is stirring the pomegranite salad.
Isaac and Fin were a big help getting the table set...or not.
The girls just before dinner.
The group eating dinner.
And here is another shot, because I just felt in both shots some people looked good, and some people didn't.
After dinner, we drove up to North Lake and had a nice walk around the lake before heading home for pie. That night, me, Lexi, and Keith didn't go to bed and headed over to Walmart at 11:00 pm for their big sale. It was crowded, but fun, and we got some good deals. The checkout was a nightmare, however, and we didn't get home until around 2:30 am. Keith headed upstairs where he tried, unsuccessfully, to sleep for an hour, while Lexi and I just stayed up downstairs talking and getting a little bit silly. At 3:30, we left with every single family member to go to Target. We were one of the few people I saw there who had drug their kids out of bed, but none of us was willing to stay home and miss out on the mad rush, so they got to come with us. And really, they had been excited and looking forward to it for weeks.
After Target, we split off from my parents and Lexi, and Keith and I went to Sport Chalet, where we got an awesome deal on some sweet bikes for ourselves for "Christmas." (We've already started using them--I just didn't see the point in storing them in the garage until after Christmas, especially since we are going out of town for Christmas and are not taking them with us to "open" there.) Anyway, I absolutely love my bike, and will post some pictures of it later. I think I almost love my bike as much as Pee-wee Herman loved his bike.
Saturday morning before the Keels had to go, we went to see a matinee showing of Tangled, which we all really enjoyed. Then it was time to say goodbye until Christmas. 


Myrna Foster said...

I'm glad you had a great Thanksgiving! Where's Holly?

Jolynn said...

We had such a fun time at your house for Thanksgiving! And I LOVE your sweet bike, as you know, and wish that I would have got in on that smokin' "dill"..........oh well, maybe next time. Thanks for having us come!

lexi said...

i had such a fun thanksgiving at your house!! i love playing with those kids of yours. we did so much fun stuff, like black friday! also i love your bike too.

cassidy said...

That looks like you guys had so much fun! I'm jealous of your bike...it's super cute. I can't believe all of you went out to black friday!

debra g said...

Hey Hillari! Sorry I've been so out-of-touch lately. The Messiah has me all confuzzled. So, Curtis is going to the Saturday performance and my older girls are going to Sunday's. That means my girls are available to bb-sit on Saturday. Call me tomorrow if you are game.

debra g said...

Okay, seriously. When are you going to update? So I'm attributing 3.4 pounds of the holiday weight that I gained to your fabulous candy. Thanks for thinking of us. Now think of me excercising.

Hope your Christmas was relaxing :)

Vicki said...

I'm sad, I didn't get to see you over the holidays. I hope they were good!