Tuesday, November 30, 2010

A weekend of thanks

What a great holiday weekend we had! I hope everyone enjoyed family time, eating, and just relaxing inside where it was warm! It was sooooo cold over our break, but it was the right weather for the holiday!

Thursday, my side of the family celebrated Thanksgiving together. It was nice to see everyone again. I only get to see that side of my family during Thanksgiving, weddings, or funerals. It's sad, but true. It's so hard to get us all together. There was about 50 of us I think. Randall had to work, so the kids and I loaded up and enjoyed some good food and company!

Saturday, we celebrated with Randall's side of the family. We had everyone at our house. Randall's side of the family is a lot smaller. Thank goodness b/c I could never fit 50 people in my house! It was just our family for four, his sister, brother-in-law, 2 daughters, and Randall's mom. We had so much fun just sitting around chatting. Afterwards, Ruthie mentioned that we should play charades! Boy was that funny! All of us adults had more fun than the kiddos! It was a blast!

Having Thanksgiving at my place meant I had to clean.... I didn't have a choice, which was actually pretty nice. It felt soooooo good to have a clean house. Randall even said so. I wanted to do a little decorating. I have never purchased any Thanksgiving decorations, so I decided to make my own. The Scrabble idea was in this month's Country Living. I took my own idea and painted them red and added things we were thankful for. The jars have scrapbook paper inside, and vinyl sayings and cut-outs from my Cricut.

Here's a couple of photos:


Angela said...

I LOVE the pics. I feel I may end up copying that. Hopefully the scrabble pieces make it back into the game.

Mari said...

Sounds like you had lots of fun on both days. I love the scrabble pieces!