Wednesday, November 30, 2011


We had a lot of fun at Thanksgiving and lots of family visitors.  This is the children's table during Thanksgiving Dinner with Dallen, Mallory, Andrew, Ashton, Tucker, Evan, Penelope and Scarlett.  It was a crazy weekend with so many grandchildren playing and running about the house.  This may have been the only moment during the whole weekend when they were all setting down and quiet.  We love them.

This is the adults table but we only got some of us in the picture.

Talitha was in charge of Thanksgiving this year.  Everyone brought something.  We had two turkeys and John deep fried one of the turkeys in peanut oil.  It was great.

We even had a little ham (or someone who likes to ham it up anyway).

 You can see some of the plates of food.  Here's Caleb and Amery and Doranda.  There was lots to eat.

Of course we had good music too.  Tucker and Andrew are playing such a fast song their hands are just a blur.

Throughout the weekend there were lots of game and card playing.  A good opportunity to visit.

 We had the game room upstairs with pool, foosball, and the big TV.

 The kids liked watching movies or film clips whenever possible.

Penelope seemed to like showing off her new coat.

Couldn't help another shot of Penelope, catching the sun in her red hair.  She managed to get into a third of the pictures I put up this time.  She was just being extra photogenic.  And I think she does like having her picture taken because she pauses whenever she gets peoples attention as if waiting for people to look at her.

We went to the school playground one day.  Tucker is walking the curb.  He's such a cheerful boy and is always active all the time.

 James on the slide.  He on the other hand is a very cautious and thoughtful and boy.

 Ashton doing tricks on the bars.  He is very skilled and athletic.

And Evan who is getting older now and being more grownup.  He was very helpful with the little kids while on the walk.

  1. I'm thankful for my wife most of all.
  2. I'm thankful for my children and grandchildren.
  3. I'm thankful for my parents.
  4. I'm thankful for the gospel and the church.
That about sums it up for me.