Jacob wearing his Indiana Jones hat just in case we ran into trouble out searching for a tree.
Sarah, Josh, and Thomas also wanted to get a jump start on getting there tree since they have another baby coming on November 30th. Everyone is getting a jump start.
It didn't take long this year for us to try and find our tree. I'm not sure if it was the rain that was coming down or that it was just the perfect tree for us.
Jacob wanted to show is strength by throwing it in the truck by himself. He did a great job. He is freakishly strong, like his mother.
Rebecca puts the lights on the tree because quite frankly, I wouldn't do a very good job. I would kind of throw them on and be satisfied.
Kids did a great job this year decorating the tree. We still had to educate on not putting 6 ornaments on one branch, but other than that, there were no take downs or wrestling matches for certain ornaments.
There is always one in the group who isn't listening to the story.
On Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, we had our annual Christmas party with my cousins side of the family. Here is my nephew Dana and His cousins Lars, who goes to Whitworth. They were thrilled to get their pictures taken with Santa Hats on.
The kids had their own projects that my cousin organized. They were sending a care package to a soldier in Iraq so they were making signs and we all brought things to add like cookies, hydrating drinks, candy, DVD's etc. They had a great time doing this. It was a nice idea.
Dana helping Sophia with her card to the soldier. She was telling Dana what to write for her. It was hilarious.
All the adults do a white elephant exchange which is hilarious. This was the gift that my sister, Stacy got.
The ladies talking over a glass of wine.
Of course, Noah and Nolan, hitting the dessert table hard at the party
Stacy got a wine holder with plastic glasses. It was great. It did get taken away from her.
There always seems to be a picture of my brother wearing some hat or ear muffs at the party. This is one that he got. Love the color Mike.
Th whole clan as we played white elephant.
Andrea got a large Fork from the 1970's. It is super ugly--something you can only use for a white elephant gift.
My uncle Ken got a book from the 1970's on how to dress for success. It was hilarious.
Tom working on Christmas Lego's with the kids.
Today, we got our Christmas stuff out and began decorating. The kids love to see all the stuff from the year before. We are trying to decorate early this year since Rebecca goes in for surgery on her foot on December 18th. We need to have everything done by then. We now we get to have a week extra of enjoyment. It has been a fun weekend so far. Have a greatr end to your Thanksgiving weekend.