15 January 2012

New Landscapes

 Okay, these pictures are from Thanksgiving but I don't care! I still wanted to post them!

I was so lucky this year to spend Thanksgiving in Arizona with my mom's side of the family. My Aunt Maureen and Uncle Bill had their hands full with 11 guests and 4 dogs. Amazing! We did a lot of hanging out around the house and just spending time together. It is not very often that we're in one place on the holidays.

Here is my beautiful little sister, Olivia:



And Grandpa with his apple pie skillz..


We went for a little hike/walk around the neighborhood- totally different from Colorado! My little brother Jimmy wanted to find some "specimens" to take home, hence the plastic glove. You never know what you're gonna find out there:







My awesome Aunt Maureen! She is the hostess with the most-ess and an amazing cook!


Aunt Sarah came all the way from Minnesota to hang out with us! Love her!


Oh and did I mention there was a pool? Definitely not used to going swimming on Thanksgiving but I'll take it! This is where we spent the majority of our time.





Sitting around the table with family is the best. Jimmy came up with these crazy games every night at dinner. The first night, we did eenie meenie minie moe around the table and if Jimmy landed on us, that meant we got to put a napkin on our head- signifying that we would not be going to hell (idk). My sister Rachael was the one who ended up without the napkin on her head- very sad.

On Thanksgiving, we all got a little show when each of the kids sat on Uncle Bill's lap as he acted as a ventriloquist and the kids were the puppets. I broke out some black eye-liner for the occasion. Jimmy even wrote the scripts: 






Oh, and Bill and Maureen have Yorkies! Meet Dixie! Stella's cousin :)



Thanks Olivia :)

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