Monday, November 26, 2007

Thanksgiving fun!

We had our very first Thanksgiving with just our little family this year. The first year we were in Oregon we got together with a bunch of people from the ward, and last year all the Eberts came up and we spent Thanksgiving in a condo in Newport. This year no one came to visit (sniff) and we didn't know of anyone at church that needed someone to spend Thanksgiving with, so we decided to just make the most of it and go all out, even though it was just the five of us. We got out our wedding china, that we've only used once before, 7 1/2 years ago, and cooked all the necessary yummies. We had turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, stuffing, cranberry sauce, Great Grandma E.'s yams & apples, green bean casserole (which Vicki made all by herself), and rolls. Oh, and of course pumpkin pie. We still have sooooo much food leftover it's not even funny, but we had a great meal. Then we went bowling. It was a riot. The girls had a blast, and we didn't dent any holes in the bowling alley floor, although not for lack of trying.
Vicki tried really hard to bowl like you're supposed to, but the ball was still heavy and she's not that coordinated.
Lexi went for the granny bowl approach but just sort of flung the ball (you can see in the picture that it's actually in the air).
Ellie would push the ball down with the help of one of us, and then she'd lay on the floor waiting for the ball to make its slow way down the lane.
After bowling we rented Honey, I Shrunk the Kids, which Chris and I hadn't seen in ages, and the girls absolutely loved it! Even Ellie keeps asking if we can watch "shrunk kids" again. We had a great holiday and we hope everyone else's was great too!


  1. It sounds like you had a blast! What a lot of fun to be able to make your own memories although I am sure your family missed you tons! It was fun to see your girls bowling. And good idea about "Honey, I shrunk the kids" I think my kids would love that one too. It is easy to forget about all the older movies we watched. I am glad you had a good Thanksgiving!

  2. You are truly a domestic hero. Homemade placemats and now you cooked your own turkey dinner? You inspire me. :)

  3. Ah, yes, but what I have yet to admit to anyone outside my household is that I forgot to wash the fabric before I sewed the placemats together, and now instead of six red and white placemats, I have six red and pinkish placemats. Domestic hero indeed.

    The Thanksgiving dinner turned out good, though, and no one got food poisoning, so I guess that scores me back at least some of the points I lost on the placemats, right? ;)

  4. Allison,
    How are you still so thin? Eat some more of your Thanksgiving leftovers. By the way, we need to convince Amy to blog.


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