Friday, November 26, 2010

THANXGIVING

Hub started the day off with his annual mental breakdown where he goes and plays flag football in the frigid temps. There were only 6 crazies out there playing this year. When you have to wear 7 layers of clothes and your cleats don't fit with the thick socks you're wearing then maybe it's a sign it's too cold??

Another highlight before the Feast was when Ethan broke his bedroom window by tapping the ice on it with a metal horseshoe thing he had. We love him dearly but would be glad to send him away for a few years until the cause and effect part of his brain clicks in. We nicknamed him The Mischievator when he was 2-years-old and 4 years later it is still an apt name.


On to the big dinner.....One of the great things about coming from a large family is that there are enough of us to constitute a crowd even when most siblings are elsewhere. We had a crowd of 28 for our small dinner this year and though we greatly missed those who were absent it was also nice that for once everyone had their own chair at the table! My sis planned the deets and there were added elements of competition. Who can resist tackling others while hopping on one foot? Not me. Name that tune, hoola hooping, talent shows and games made it a fun family day.

We came home to read from our own thankful jar. I love hearing what the kids came up with  and how poorly they spelled it. Then we had our first video chat with my missionary parents and  my faraway sister....So despite the broken window and the other ornery moments (I really needed to tie some of my boys up due to their incessant need to wrestle each other) I have much to be thankful for. We're healthy, we're warm, we have wonderful family and friends and we're blessed with the knowledge of the true gospel in our lives. The slices of pie I had for dinner, breakfast and lunch are just bonuses.

7 comments:

T said...

I'm amazed that you're still warm - what with a gaping hole in your house where the window used to be??? yikes, suddenly our little hiccups seem like they need to be added to my thankful list rather than my "causes a migraine" list.

cold cocoa said...

Allhetup is going the thoughtful, serious route today! I like it.

What's hard with Ethan is he's a rascal but he is still a sweet, funny boy, so you just can't fault him for it. Or can you?

LC said...

What a great Thanksgiving!!!
I'm glad the good outweighted--by far--the bad. That's what we always hope for each day.
Is Ethan getting a new window for Christmas?

Lady Di said...

I never knew you were so tender! Just like an older sis should be. . .

stephanie said...

Cold cocoa and Lady Di, Megan is getting old she has no choice but to grow tender in her old age. Next she will be hugging you all of the time.
I am sure in 20 years everyone will be laughing about how Ethan broke the window on Thanksgiving. He is just creating some great memories for you.

The Allreds said...

your events sound every bit worthy of a holiday! glad it was full of merriment!

Sher said...

How broken is the window? A crack or a gaping hole? I'm glad "hub" survived the cold and you all came to Thanksgiving dinner to help us have a good time.