Thursday, November 28, 2013

Thanksgiving 2013

This is obviously my "WHY are you taking a picture in the middle of my project," face? 

I started the turkey the night before. This frees up the oven for a multitude of dishes. Arielle and Krista were my fantastic-over-the-top-fantastic Kitchen Assistants. BreAnne helped keep our peopler happy and the other kids occupied.

Playing in the backyard

Stacia, Arielle, Krista, Bre

More playing - and waiting for the Turkey 
Nolan, Arielle, Dakota

 Below we are enjoying Thanksgiving Dinner in the living room. It worked well.....and gave the Men a way to bond - moving tables and carpets - repeatedly.

Michael continued work on the Empire State Building

The final piece

BreAnne and Izaak
I love this photo of three of the girls
Krista, Stacia, Arielle
 Nolan was Michael's puzzle assistant the past week

When I decorated the living room Michael and one or two of the kids commented on how I left glass breakables down. We realized we no longer have any small children. There was concern  young children who visit may be tempted...but we've had several groups of pre-schoolers over with no mishaps. Who would have guessed the rowdiest group in the living room would be when the older kids came home?????

This is a game created by Kent....which means we will forever think of Kent whenever Gherkins gather and favorite games commence.  Snake is a variation of tag.  The game begins with one person being a snake. They are destined to roll around the floor. Those standing run around and avoid being tagged by the "snake." When tagged - you must then roll around the ground. Try it - it's fun  - or so they tell me.  Though Krista has a headache and will need to refrain from this game today.

They look downright sinister - soon to be Uncle Nolan and Dakota

Bre and Me
The girls and me (Missing Shelby)
Bre, Stacia, Me
Krista & Arielle
All the Women - Thanksgiving 2013
Arielle, Stacia, Krista, Bre
Me, Mom Mary, Mom Jan 

All the Men - Thanksgiving 2013 (Missing Josiah, Jamin, Jared)
Dad & Michael
Nolan, Alex, Izaak, Dakota
 Manly Men 

Nolan beats in the "smolder" category

Dinner was done. We'd visited. We couldn't reach the others on Skype. Thus began the discussion on a game....Bre INSISTED on Mafia (separate post).  After a rousing-never-to-be-forgotten game of Mafia, we Skyped with the Texan Gherkins and watched Tim Hawkins.

Choosing Joy!
©2013 D.R.G.
~Coram Deo~
Living all of life before the face of God...

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

AND! THEN! ended a perfect day! love/prayers mom t.