Thanksgiving 2014

 

I didn’t take as many pictures during Thanksgiving as I should have, but I thought I would share some of the ones that I did snap! Theo worked on Wednesday, and got home around 11:30. One of our friends from growing up in Niger arrived around 11, and Daniel and Kelly rolled in around midnight.

Since it was such a late night, we slept in late on Thursday morning. Once everyone was up, the boys wasted no time in playing Settlers of Catan!

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After their game was over, I called all hands on deck in the kitchen. I didn’t want to cook the whole Thanksgiving meal myself, so I wrote down all the recipes that we would be cooking and assigned each person something to cook. We had rolls, green bean casserole, apple cider in the crockpot, sweet potato casserole, mashed potatoes and rotisserie chicken. Of course, there was also tons and tons of dishes to do and a baby to entertain!

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The table is set! The feast is prepared! We have so much to be thankful for!

 

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But first…let me take a selfie. Caleb missed this picture because he was getting set up to take a group picture

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After lunch, the boys did clean-up while I rested and Kelly worked on baking some pies.

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The rest of the afternoon was spent playing games and lounging around. It was a wonderful, restful and relaxing day with sweet times of fellowship.

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I dressed Tera up in her Thanksgiving outfit and tried to get some pictures. She is getting so wiggly that is hard to get a non-blurry picture. And she isn’t even mobile yet! There will be no hope when that happens!

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We got a call from Grandpa and Grandma in Africa.

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We went for a chilly afternoon walk (this picture is so blurry it’s driving me crazy, but you get the point…)

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The next two days were spent pretty much the same, although on Friday Kelly and I braved the crowds and went Black Friday shopping. We didn’t rush to get out the door, so buy the time we got to the stores there was not that many people and it was very enjoyable! We both scored some awesome deals! But of course…I forgot to take pictures.

Tera loved all the extra attention!

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To sum up the weekend, we mostly ate, lounged and played games! It was the best of the best of Thanksgivings. We have so much to be grateful for.

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