Nov 26, 2012

Thanksgiving in a bunch of random pictures

I don't know if I mentioned it, but I was planning to cook for Thanksgiving. Then plans changed.

We were invited to join my mom's side of the family at the country club for the big mid-day meal, and, well. Who was going to say no to that? Not any of us, that's who.

If you've been reading my blog for any period of time, you may not recognize three of the boys in the pictures below. That's because they are wearing button-down shirts. Which we do not own. Literally. My mom made a Wednesday run to the mall to buy the boys country-club-appropriate shirts, since we didn't have any.

I'm not even kidding.

Please enjoy them looking so polished, because you probably won't see the likes of this again until high school graduation.

Funny note about the picture above: Jake was looking off to the side right before it was taken, and Grayson said, "Jake, no, look THIS WAY." And Jake immediately obeyed. He did exactly what Grayson said.

So we ended up with a picture of Jake looking up Amelia's dress.

So we tried it again, and it went a little better. Please enjoy my huge hand taking a starring role on Nick's left shoulder. It looks like Thing from The Addams Family.

Next, we tried to get a good picture of the four kids together. I'm sure you're dying to know how that went. Jake's eyes and Amelia's face really tell the whole story.

We did manage to get a picture of our whole luncheon group, though, so all wasn't lost.

And afterward, we did Very Important Things like show Great Uncle Dick how cool peppermint wrappers are ...

And remind everyone how freaking adorable we are when we have a bow in our hair. OH MY GAW.

We spent most of the rest of Thursday in a food coma, hanging out on the couch, occasionally getting up to do some Christmas decorating.

None of the lights on my pre-lit Christmas tree decided to cooperate this year, so I had to light it up myself. THAT WASN'T ANNOYING IN THE SLIGHTEST. The kids love those huge, tacky bulbs, so I loaded our tree up with those. I have to admit, they're pretty darn festive. Not to mention, NASA called, and they can see them from the moon.

Friday, instead of doing our part to get our economy out of the gutter, we decided to get all healthy and went for a bike ride/walk on a local trail. I don't know about everyone else, but I felt super self-righteous about it. I plan to gloat about how granola we all are and how materialistic everyone else is all day today.

As I load up my Amazon cart. I mean, it IS Cyber Monday, after all. Hope alls y'alls had a great Thanksgiving. Granola Kat, signing off.

1 comment:

Cindy said...

I just have to say thanks. Your posts are always great but this one gave me a bigger than usual chuckle on a day when it was really appreciated. I got some of those NASA visible lights as well. Even my older kids like them.

I'll put you at the top of my gratitude list today.

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