I come from a small family. Two parents and one sister. I married a guy who is the youngest of six children, each of whom has from 3 to 8 kids.
So, my Thanksgiving dinners went from nice, quiet affairs to this:
Yep, that is what 16 adults and 25 children looks like. (Okay, not all of them are pictured, but you get the idea.)
I'm in the upper right hand corner, with my arms folded. You can see I wore my nice sweats for the occasion. (The one with the pink shell strategically placed over my left... um... sister.) Because at Thanksgiving, I'm grateful for pants that give a little.
How, you ask, do we fit inside one house? The answer is, we don't. We all drive to the family ranch in central Utah.
Okay, I did not take this picture. If I had, the lake would be ice, and it would look like it was 15 degrees outside.
Here's one Sam took:
Can you tell how cold it was? Just spit at that picture, and you will see the spittle freeze on your computer screen.*
*The above statement is not FDA approved. Please do not send me bills to replace your computer screen
Kid B and Kid C love it here. They get to ride horses:
They get to laugh at their mom, whose saddle lurched to one side when she hoisted herself up on the horse.
The saddle was loose! I swear! Stop looking at my butt!
And then, when we're bored, we get to shove our kids into a hole in a rock. (Thus, the origin of the phrase: "Why don't you just shove it in a hole in the rock!")
They got stuck there. Between a rock and a hard place. (Which happened to be another rock).
The boys are still there. We told them Santa Claus will first appear at that rock, and if they're not there, Santa won't go to any houses, and there will be no Christmas. Don't worry, we left food and water.
How was all y'all's Thanksgiving? Anything discover really random things you're thankful for?
For instance: I was Thankful for Kraft Roka Blue cheese spread for my famous cheese ball. I didn't know how thankful until they stopped producing it. Stupid Kraft. I always knew I shouldn't trust anyone who spells Craft wrong.