Saturday, November 30, 2013


We spent Thanksgiving this year with Garet's dad.  They live in the mountains in Virginia and it took us about 3 hours to drive there.  On the way Colin insisted that he was NOT tired.  But, alas, I was right again...
I actually forgot my good camera (crazy right?!) so you get an overload of iPhone pictures =)
The first night we were there, Garet's dad showed us this "Blueberry Moonshine" that he had gotten.  So, of course, we had to sample it =)
They live in the "valley" versus "on the mountain"... so the next day we drove to the top of the mountain to see what it looked like up there.  We knew that it was snowing and the slopes were open, but, wow was it cold!!
They said it is always about 10-15 degrees colder up there. 
And we could hardly see where we were going! 
I am totally fine just hanging out inside! 
Garet and his dad hung out in workshop too... they made a stool for Colin!

I love it!  (this is before it was painted)  I think it is amazing that Garet went to him with an idea, and boom.  It was done. 
Addison and Suzi hanging out...
Barbara tried to do a craft with Colin... but the glue just wasn't cooperating. 

The kids were both battling colds (and now so am I...) so we tried to have down time.  Colin has this awful cough!  While we were there, Colin discovered Snoopy.  And LOVES him! 
Thanksgiving morning =)
Addison and I hung out inside while Barbara went to an exercise class and the boys got a fire going outside.
 Oh, surprise!  Colin playing with cars and trains! 
The fire stayed going all morning and into the afternoon...
... so Colin got all bundled up and helped throw sticks into the fire.  He's such a great helper.
Addison and I bundled up too.  We spent approximately 5 minutes out there.  If you look closely you will see the drippy nose.  Hers, not mine.  
After we had lunch, everyone else went back out to roast some s'mores!  Don't worry I got Garet to make me one too =)  It was such a pretty day! 
During nap time Barbara got everything ready for our Thanksgiving dinner!  When Garet went to get Colin from him nap, he took this picture:
Sweet, precious boy!
This is the only picture I got of our kids on Thanksgiving.  Guess it sums them up!
Barbara did an awesome job at making Thanksgiving dinner!  Here is Pop with Addison:
The high chair Addison used was Garet's dad's and his sisters growing up.  I love that!!  We did belt her in though =) 
 After dinner and the kids were in bed, we got out desserts!  Here is Garet with his apple pie...
It was such a great visit!  We had so much fun... since the kids were sick, and didn't seem to be getting better, we left a day early though.  On the way home, Colin was looking through Garet's pictures on his phone.  Seems that he figured out how to take some of himself... Garet found a few that looked like this afterwards =)
Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving!!

1 comment:

L Davis said...

Aside from the kids(and you)being sick, it looks like ya'll had a really good time! Their home is beautiful. Everyone looks great and you all got to spend some good quality time together. We missed you guys, but am so glad you were able to spend Thanksgiving with family! love to you all!