Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Turkey Day!

How many of you can say you didn't eat any turkey on Thanksgiving? We can!! My poor mom and her malfunctioning meat thermometer left us with a medium rare turkey. Luckily the sides (my favorite part of the meal) didn't disappoint.

Gavin, Jack and Ryan started off the holiday festivities with a Turkey Trot. They all finished within a minute of each other. Ryan crossed the finish line first with Jack 30 seconds behind and Gavin 10 seconds later. It's the first time he didn't need to "let" them win.


Our cute kids

Mia and her cousin Luke

Getting ready for the feast

Grandma and Grandpa proudly carving the (raw) bird



Thanksgiving night fun with the cousins

Turning sugar cookies into turkeys

Griffin was excited to do his own turkey design

And of course a cousin party wouldn't be complete without a sleep over!
Gavin kept trying (unsuccessfully) to turn our dinner conversation into a gratitude moment but it just wasn't going to happen, but I do have so much to be thankful for. Thanksgiving is all about family and being together and this was more evident than ever this year. I am so grateful for my amazing husband and 6 children, and also very thankful for my parents and siblings (and their spouses).

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

9 comments:

Sasha said...

You have a beautiful family. Looks like lots of fun.

Anonymous said...

Thanks Heather! I love you too.
-Gavin

COOLWHIP said...

You have the cutest family.
My favorite part of Thanksgiving, is good company!

Vennesa said...

Cute pictures! Glad you guys had a fun time. So how far is a Turkey Trot?

heather said...

5K run

mauimom said...

Looks like you had a wonderful and memorable Thanksgiving! I love the part about the med-rare turkey, you gotta love when those things happen, because you end up remembering specific Thanksgivings for those funny reasons.

Beverly said...

looks like a great day!

Tausha said...

Looks like alot of fun, glad you had a great day. That is to funny about the turkey.

kecia said...

looks like a fun day! hey are you going to the udsf christmas thing this wed? It is my brother who is putting it on for his eagle project so maybe if you are going we could finally meet in person.