Thursday, November 22, 2012

Thanksgiving Festivities

We had another wonderful Thanksgiving! Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays. We have some great traditions and it's always the beginning of the Christmas season. (My all time favorite!) This year was our first holiday coming from out of town. We have never experinced that before. We came to my parents Wednesday night to spend time with them and prepare for the big game the next morning. Since I was in highschool my family played football with the McKinney family. Of course we LOVED that because I got to see Jason on Thanksgiving! :) We have continued that on through the years and it's one of my favorites! It was especially fun this year as the kids were old enough to play and almost get it. It was still pretty comical watching them play and trying to get them to run in the right direction or not pull their own team mates flag. But they loved it and I loved doing it with them!
 After football we went back and got cleaned up and took a quick nap. Our next tradition is dinner at Aunt Boo's. She is a wonderful cook and spends days preparing a delicious food for all of us. She also loves my parents(and the love her) and always invites my family to Thanksgiving dinner also. She is so sweet to include everyone. I like that way, we can spend the holiday with both sides without running all over the place! We are thankful for Aunt Boo and her generosity and love!
 Jason had to head back to McCall Thursday night, which was a little bit of a bummer but at least we were all together for the holiday. I stayed behind with the kids so that I can do my FAVORITE part of the weekend - BLACK FRIDAY SHOPPING! Yay!! Sheila and I have had a tradition for years now going to Boise and shopping until we literally drop! We start at about 7 and go until 10. We look forward to it every year and love the fun girl time all alone! Usually Jason watches the kids but on his new crew they work on Fridays so I was out a babysitter. But my Mom saved the day and watched the kiddos for me. I was very thankful for that! I went home Saturday afternoon to spend the rest of the weekend with the hubby. It was nice to have a fun weekend in town and finish it off with my family!

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