Sunday, November 25, 2007

Thanksgiving 2007!!!

We have a tradition of going to Central California to my family up there to celebrate Thanksgiving. It is always a fun packed weekend that is eagerly anticipated each year! It was even more exciting this year since we had Mia to enjoy her first Thanksgiving with our family!!We drove up in the RV on Wednesday night and went to my cousins for Thanksgiving. It was a great time full of wonderful food and lots of family. The kids had a jump house and crafts and it was just a wonderful day!! The next day we have a tradition of going to my grandma's land up in the hills (700+ acres in the foothills of the western Sierra's) and shooting guns. The boys look forward to this every year and we always have a great time. While up in the hills there are a bunch of pomegranate trees on my grandma's land so we always pick a ton of them and my brother uses them for sauces once home (he is a chef). The pomegranates were WONDERFUL this year and we just stood there forever and ate a ton of them. They are so sweet and juicy but they stain like crazy. Mia loved them but her poor little sweater just got covered in juice. Lets hope Spray and Wash works!! That evening my cousin had another get together at her house and we went over there for more food and fun. We got home late and the kids just passed out. We were going to do the annual sausage stuffing party at my cousins house today (Saturday) but we were just too exhausted so we took an easy morning and packed up, went into town to visit grandma and then started the 3+ hour drive home. It was such a wonderful time and we thank all of our cousins for making it so special for us each year (we are the only cousins that live out of town).

Yes, these are the only pictures I have from ACTUAL Thanksgiving. I totally forgot to get my camera out of my purse and towards the end of the night realized I had not even got a picture of Mia in her Thanksgiving dress. So, I threw the bow back in Mia's hair (not very well I must add) and had my mom hold her so I could get a few pics. I also took some pics of all the kids making crafts and a pic of my sister and dad as well as the best darn yams I have ever had!!
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These are of us shooting and picking pomegranates.


  1. Wow! What a fun weekend! I love Mia's dress. It is so cute! I always forget to take pictures on Thanksgiving. I guess I am too busy eating. I only took two pictures the entire day, which is why I didn't post any! I love the collage too.

    Kamree is up with the chickens this morning so I am busy blogging before getting ready for church. Have a great day!

  2. Mia is just such a little sweetheart. I love how tiny she is.
    I haven't even turned my camera on in 3 days, very unlike me. We have just been having some lazy, family, home, time.
    Glad your Thanksgiving was great.

  3. I am so glad that you guys had a great Thanksgiving. The picutures look wonderful. I love sweet potatos! Mia looks beautiful.

  4. Glad to hear your Thanksgiving was GREAT...
    Love the pictures..
    Mia is so adorable walking around..
    Looks like the boys had a lot of fun shooting..
    Have a Great Sunday..

  5. Hi Christy,

    Great pics!!! It's neat to see
    Mia walking around!!! Glad to
    see you had a nice holiday!!!
    Yes, Allie will be one this
    Tuesday!!! I cant believe it!!
    Allie is starting to take some
    steps, so it should not be long

    Have a wonderful day!!!!

    Sindy & Allie in AZ

  6. What pretty colors! I love Harvest color schemes.

  7. Sounds like you guys had a great Thanksgiving! It is really special having our new little ones, isn't it? Mia looks precious in her dress!! I bet she LOVE eating all that yummy food!! Sadie did good too!! Thanks for sharing!! Have a great week!

  8. Hi,
    I have a question. I know you just bought a new camera and I am not sure if you kept it BUT if you did do you still like it. I went looking today and I went back in your blog and found which one you ordered (I think this is called camera stalking:) My sister has a Cannon that is a few years old and she loves it also. If you kept it do you still LOVE it. Yor pictures are great and I hate my camera that I got last year for Christmas. Your kids are adorable!!!

  9. Great pictures & the sweet potatoes were SO photo-worthy! YuMmY times!

  10. Sounds like a great weekend! I didn't take any pictures on Thanksgiving this year. The guns are right up my guy's alley, and I am pretty good at the skeet, believe it or not! The pommegranites look awesome! We would love that.

  11. Sounds like you had a very fun Thanksgiving weekend Christy! How fun that you can get all the pomegranates that you want too! We do miss California at about February we are always ready for a warm weather/sunshine vacation!

  12. You all do such fun stuff! I love coming to visit. Mia is adorable as always - just love the dress. ANd those boys look like they are having a ball!

    Have a super week!