We ate, we ate, we ate...

Friday, November 28, 2008


Oh yeah, and we blew stuff up!
We had the crew out to our house this year for Thanksgiving and had a really nice time with everyone. My sister and her family, my brother and his family, my dad, my sister's in-laws, and, of course, our little family. I dressed the dining tables with stuff from around the house and clippings from the field. It made for a nice fall look that was cheap and easy.

And, yes, there was food galore. You may have seen my previous post about the menu. Well, it grew. We also went up to the garden and picked some greens for a nice salad, and Courtney did a deer roast in the crockpot. We had a lot of food! In fact, I was begging people to take food with them as they left! There were Macy's Day parades, football games, kids learning to feed the "feathered hogs", ...kids running crazy everywhere..., eating, eating, and more eating, and SHOOTING!

Yes, the crew also brought the weaponry. Had there been an attack yesterday, we would have been fully prepared. We have a small shooting range set up off our upper back deck. That's where most of the family could be found yesterday. After thoroughly stuffing themselves, they then went on to try and stuff pumpkins full of lead... pumpkins, crab apples, cans, you name it. There were little shots from .22's and there were loud shouts enough to make you jump inside the house! They all had a good time though. Dad even brought out a new 20-gauge he'd just picked up. And Elijah shot a gun for the first time yesterday! Anna even got in on the action.

It was a really fun day, and I know that we were all thankful to have our time together!

2 comments:

Melinda November 28, 2008 at 8:28 PM  

My husband and his family do that that too. Target practicing after the big dinner! ha.

Your decorations looked very nice! Can't beat using what you already have on hand!

Sarah November 28, 2008 at 8:59 PM  

Sounds like you had a great time! NOthing like being together with family. Glad you had a great day.

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