Thursday, November 25, 2010

Full: Thanksgiving Day 2010

This year, Squire and I drove down to Reno to spend Thanksgiving with my family. I was so excited for this, because we haven't been to Reno for a holiday since we were first married two years ago. The drive was long, and mostly uneventful (a welcome surprise with all the hype about the record-breaking blizzard.) But most importantly, Thanksgiving 2010 was a beautiful day.
The table was set with my mom's China and silverware, and I even folded all the napkins to look like Fleur-de-Lis' with a little help from the Napkin Folding guide online. :)
While we were beautifying the house and forming the rolls, all the guys and McKenzie went shooting - one of my family's Thanksgiving traditions.Jeremy brought his friend, Donnie, to spend Thanksgiving with us. (Squire kind of looked like one of Santa's little helpers with his crazy hat.)
Every year, my dad oversees the carving of the turkey.
While dad carved the turkey, Squire carved the ham. Cute! Look at the dads carving away. ;)
My cute little Granny Shanks came to visit for the holiday too. I love my little Gran. I don't get to see her often enough.
Here's a picture of the Thanksgiving feast as we were preparing to sit down and thoroughly enjoy every bite together!
After Thanksgiving dinner and cleanup, we all played an intense game of Monopoly together. (The missionaries spent Thanksgiving dinner with us too.) Donnie came out victorious in the end. I'm taking the picture of this because I was the lucky one to land on one of my Dad's orange properties with a hotel.
So, I cuddled with my mom and Granny instead of mope about the Monopoly bankruptcy. It was a very comfortable alternative. :)
One picture with all the girls just for fun.
With the amazing food, family traditions, and time spent together, I can say say with confidence that we all left Thanksgiving Day 2010 quite full. :)

I think this was one of my favorite Thanksgiving's ever. I hope you all enjoyed your day as much as I did! For me, Thanksgiving is the perfect lead in into Christmas. I can't lie, I've already been listening to 106.5 (The non-stop Christmas music station) every day for the past week or two. I'm thankful for so many things: my family, my husband and babies, all the opportunities we've been blessed with. I am most grateful though, for my Heavenly Father who loves me and you, and for his Son, Jesus Christ who suffered the atonement so each one of us could have all those things we are most deeply grateful for in life. With Christ, everything has meaning. I am excited for this upcoming month to celebrate his miraculous birth and life.

1 comment:

  1. How fun Jami! I'm so glad you got to see your family and it looks like you had such a wonderful time! And I love Squire's hat. He looks very jolly.

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