Saturday, November 29, 2014

A Thanksgiving Weekend.

Good morning, it is Saturday.

I hope all of you had a wonderful Thanksgiving! We did, we had a very nice Thanksgiving. It started at John and Carol's house, traveled through Seattle, and is now at our house with the Christmas tree in the window looking at the white world as we are covered in snow. Pics:
During last minute food preparations, a crowd gathered. This is our non-selfie selfie.
The minute before the previous photo was just Jack and I carving the turkey. Jack absolutely loves all those slimy bits that are not destined to be on the Thanksgiving platter. Of course, this picture is completely misleading. This is all I did. All this wonderful food did not appear here on its own, thanks to everyone who brought and prepared this great meal!
John and Melanie mashing the potatoes.
I'm just as confused as you are, Rachel. Don't ask...it is a cousins thing.
Hansen getting to check out an actual nice camera.
After dinner and halfway through the Seahawks game, we headed downtown for an overnight in Seattle. Checking out the amazing gingerbread houses at the Sheraton's Gingerbread Lane.
 Woah! That is one amazing candy star. And the kids sure are tall too!
Hah! Here's a cute bunch of cookies.
Parade time! Our room didn't look over the parade exactly, but while standing in the rain we noticed that the exercise room of the hotel we were staying in did. So we went in and enjoyed the parade from a dry vantage point.
The rain didn't slow down all the bands. This is the Seattle Sounders band.
It was great to have Jack, Avery, Mel, John, and Carol venture downtown in the rain to hang out with us. Yup, they got to get out of the rain for a few minutes too.
Santa, I see him!
Lunch at The Cheesecake Factory! May be the fanciest lunch we have all year. The kids all decided on a flavor of cheesecake to share after lunch. Hansen may have ended up wearing just a bit of this Lemon Meringue Pie. We even saw some friends while hanging out downtown, which is always fun.
 Yesterday evening I took Preston out to Value Village for a few. He ran into some U of W friends there but didn't find any treasures to buy. I always enjoy looking at the books if I have time. Shakespeare's insults are always fun (but the kids would rather use a phone app than actually read such a book) and I like looking at old books and reading any inscriptions. The top book was an old Mark Twain book.
This morning we woke up to the snow falling! Probably a couple of inches have come down.
Who would write this on my van? Oh yeah, Me! Tonight is the Apple Cup. Go Huskies!

See you tomorrow.

1 comment:

Amber said...

I love it! Happy Thanksgiving!!!