Monday, November 30, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving Photos 2009

Having my sister out here for Thanksgiving was the 2nd time in 5 years I was able to be around family on this day. My older sister came out in 2004 for our 1st Thanksgiving in Arizona, and we haven't had family here for Thanksgiving since. It was great. Because Lori and her boyfriend David share one car right now and live out in San Tan Valley, I had David drop Lori and my neice Livvie off (and their two doggies) here on his way to work. They arrived in PJs breakfast in hand before 9:45am.

The girls played all day. They actually played pretty good overall having very few fights and Ella only socked Livvie like 3 times which is a good day for those two! LOL. They fight like Sisters. Anyhow Lori hugged and kissed on Ryen all day and threatened to kidnap her. Lori and I hung around with the girls for a while. We let them color with markers, took them on a bike ride, play with a new spinning paint toy our friend Tanya got Ella for her birthday, and just overall had a real fun day. My girls were wearing their matching custom made Turkey shirts from my super talented friend Megan. (each with their own little rhinestone "E" and "R" on the turkey's belly and matching hair bows! Hee hee!)

I baked a lasagna that was ready for lunch at 11 and then cooked a full turkey meal with all the fixings that we had around 3ish. It was only the second time I cooked a full turkey dinner and Jimmy really liked all of it except the burnt biscuits! OOooops! No offense to my Mom but nobody taught me how to burn the bottom of biscuits better than her! LOL. Love you Mom. ;) David met up with us after work and ate some leftovers we heated up for him.

Anyhow afterward we tried to take some photos in front of my tree but it looks more like Christmas then Thanksgiving in these pictures (the only downside I can find to putting your tree up so early). We all had a great time and even the four doggies had fun playing, chasing, barking and humping each other all over my house. (oh and leaving black greasy oily paw prints all over my carpet because they kept stepping in the door jam instead of over it when they went in and out the sliding door! Oy Vey! Was on my hands and knees scrubbing it out of the carpet till my arms wanted to fall off) Dogs will be dogs. Sigh

Here are the photos! Hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving! Gobble Gobble. PS Look at my gorgeous new Christmas Tree! Yeah...


  1. Isn't being with family on Thanksgiving the best! Sounds like you had a wonderful time and your tree is beautiful!

  2. Your tree is beautiful! I love the matching shirts and bows - soooo cute!