Our Thanksgiving week began on Friday afternoon when we picked Malachi up from school. A late start and traffic congestion made our drive longer and our arrival later at a weekend getaway place in the Texas Hill Country. A pool and mini-golf course were on site, but the biggest attraction of the weekend was the television! We aren’t used to having TV (though we do enjoy watching DVDs), so it was a novel experience for our family to veg in front of the tube for hours at a time. There were three TVs in our suite, so everyone got to watch whatever he or she wanted. Laura and I enjoyed several football games and a basketball game. Our favorite was watching America’s Funniest Videos top 20 of all time. We laughed until we cried!
We came back on Tuesday, about the same time as my mom and dad flew in from Anchorage, Alaska. We enjoyed spending the next three days together, practicing our family tradition of “Thanks-mas” (combining the two holidays so that we always get turkey AND presents whenever we are together). We did a fair amount of shopping, exchanged gifts, watched a couple of movies (including Enchanted with all the kids), and generally had a great visit. It even snowed for an hour on Thanksgiving Day!
left to right: Bo, Ben (cousin), Johnna, Patsy, Laura, Israel, Mom, Annalise, me, Paul, Dad, and Malachi
Friday afternoon, two of my Shero uncles drove up from San Angelo and Brownwood to eat lunch with us. Afterwards, the guys went to Bass Pro Shop, and the ladies went to the mall. I was really glad to see my extended family, and having us all together made the time even more special.
I hope your Thanksgiving was blessed as well.
Here’s a 36 sec video of snow flurries in front of our house on Thanksgiving Day.