Tuesday, December 2, 2008

A Time of Thanks

We had a GREAT Thanksgiving week. Luckily for us, we have the blessing of living by family and had lots of visitors this Thanksgiving. Jeff's brother Joe and his wife Melanie came in from Pennsylvania with their two kids. Laurie had some cousins from North Carolina come. Then, while we were playing games at our house on Thanksgiving eve, the doorbell rang. We were surprised by a visit from Jeff's other brother Carl from Utah. It was so much fun having everyone here.
Wednesday we went bowling. Here are the cousin bowlers and the adult bowlers. We had 4 lanes for two hours. In the end we decided that two hours was way too long bowling. I was hurting that night. Used muscles I don't normally use I guess. We had fun though. That night was when we did games and had the cousins spend the night.
Thanksgiving morning all the grown boys went to play football with the ward and got beat up, but had a good time. I made breakfast moms (or breakfast jacks) for all the little girls in my home after I went and grabbed a newspaper and a beverage (my favorite tradition). We watched the Thanksgiving Day parade as the kids circled what they wanted in the newspaper ads and I made homemade rolls. We then headed over to mom and dad Danielson's for a DELICIOUS dinner. These pictures are of the girls making Grandma's traditional apple turkeys. Also Jeff with ALL of his brothers. They haven't been all together for a few years. The Danielson Boys - Jeff, Steve, Carl & Joe. That night we went to my house for a movie and went to bed stuffed. Friday Jeff & I hit the stores for all of the sales. We aren't die hards... we left our house at 9 am. We (or should I say I) just like being out with Jeff after being home all day. I kinda go stir crazy staying home for that long. We had a great time together and got a lot of shopping done. That night, Laurie & David (her fiance), Rommyn's cousin Eric and wife Christa, Jeff's parents, Carl and Jeff & I went down to Beale street to BB Kings for yummy food and wonderful music. When in Memphis you have to do BB Kings. It's so Memphis. Anyway, Christa, David and I had a fun time doing the "Electric Slide". Later on I had this old guy that seemed to be 100 years old call me out to the dance floor to dance with him. IT WAS SO FUN! He was such a riot. He wanted to dance every song and kept pointing to different women to come dance with him. It was a great time. Saturday we spent the WHOLE day setting up for Christmas. All in all it was a wonderful week. I am SO grateful for everything I have and acknowledge that it is all from the Lord. One of the biggest blessings - family. I'm so grateful to have such a wonderful family. Both the one I came from and the one I married in to. How blessed am I?

10 comments:

laurie said...

Fun weekend. I have a picture of you and the old man dancing.

sweetieabbott said...

How fun, I love the holidays and being able to spend time with the people you love.

Anonymous said...

Sounds like you guys had a great holiday. I would have loved to see you dancing with the old man!

laura said...

There is always a good story to tell when you leave BB Kings. I loved that place! I'm glad you had such a nice Thanksgiving. WE MISSED YOU!

Jared-Monica-Brooke said...

How are y'all doing!!! Your kids are all getting so big!!

Reeses Pieces said...

Gotta love BB Kings. It's nice to see a pic of some of Jeff's brothers. They all look so different but yet you can tell they're related. Funny how that works. Love the blog look!

Aaron said...

AHHHHH SISter D. I cant believe how big your kids are!! I MISS YOU GUYS SOOOO MUCH

Daily Comics said...

Do you guys live next to Memphis? Any way how cute are your kids! I love your turkey apples - I am going to remember that for next year. I love new fun kid crafts.

Tom and Corinne Bradshaw Family said...

Sounds like a great week. I agree family is the nest blessing.

Janet said...

How fun! Hey, tell me how to make the turkeys. That sounds like a fun Grandma thing to do!