Monday, December 13, 2010

Over the River...

...and through the woods to grandma and papa's Black Butte house we go - for Thanksgiving that is! We celebrated this favorite holiday in the snow-covered beauty of central Oregon with my entire family - yep - 24 of us, all in one cabin! It was tight quarters, but so much fun. The cousins love being together - and the snow kept them entertained outside much of the time - which made the indoors even a little peaceful and relaxing at times! It was a rustic and cozy Thanksgiving meal.
The kids supervised Uncle Gregg carving the yummy turkey.

After the feast, we all put on our warm clothes and boots (if we could find them in this pile) and went for a wintry walk together to get some fresh air and work off our stuffed stomachs.

It doesn't get much more beautiful than a snow covered trails at dusk in Central Oregon.
Cole and Luke enjoyed the "ride"

Two of the things I'm most grateful for - beautiful, bundled-up babies, and huggable, generous papas!

After our chilly walk, we played our traditional huge-family-bingo-game - complete with awesome prizes from grammy. The kids all crashed that night, with full tummies and grinning faces. The holiday weekend included late nights for parents playing bananagrams, moms staying up late doing secret craft projects, trips to the indoor swimming pool at the ranch, and lots of time in the hot tub. It was a perfect Thanksgiving - with much to be thankful for!

Mostly my family who I love beyond measure. As long as we have each other, we have enough - everything else is just icing on our cake.


Andrew and Haley said...

whoa lady, are those kids alllll yours?? haha. just kidding. I love you guys-- so glad you came to our neck of the woods this year! see you soon!!