Sunday, December 18, 2011

Thanksgiving 2011

Thanksgiving morning...before everyone was up, even the sun :)

I see this every morning when I walk out of my little pep talk.

A little touch of all comes out tomorrow.

Making plenty of room

Jarom and Jake

Bonus room...where all the "crazy" happens

Cute little Statten

Mason and Haydn playing video games, imagine that!

Jace...Justin's mini-me

Look at these cute boys, funny kids love Xander.

Visiting before the meal

Visiting some more

The boys...up to no good. Xander apparently is doing his pull-ups

Time to eat + 14 kids = chaos

Sweet little Ashlyn. She seriously looks like a doll.

Dig in!

Watching some football, with their feet up , of course.

Plenty of meat...turkey, ham and prime rib.

Bryan sure knows how to keep the ladies interested :)

A little Cowboys on Thanksgiving...perfect.

Well, this year we hosted. I have to admit, it was a little stressful. I always love having family over, but with that also comes a little anxiety, only because Delon and I both have large families. I'm always worried about whether everyone is comfortable and having a good time. With Thanksgiving comes the added stress with having enough food and making sure everything turns out. But I do have to say, everything turned out pretty good.

It was a lot of fun for my kids to hang out with their cousins and it was nice to have a house full. These are the times you make good memories and I'm so grateful for mine and Delon's family and the relationships we have...but I'm always a little relieved when it's over.

Photos courtesy of Emilee...thanks Emilee!


JW (just wondering) said...

Perfectly Amy!!! And Emilee too!! It is good to have family that carry the same values you wish to have in your home. That pic in the morning is a pure rarity for Cache valley in November. You had better save that!