Monday, December 1, 2008

Giving Thanks--Thanksgiving!

We were so blessed to have such a wonderful Thanksgiving break with the Marchant clan. We had 5 out of the 7 Marchant families that were able to come to Beaver and spend 4 days together, and let me tell you, it was a house FULL! We had a wonderful time eating and playing and eating and not sleeping. Mama Marchant was so gracious and patient will all of us and we had a wonderful time! Kassidy was the only girl cousing there, surrounded by 6 of her boy cousins (the other girls are in the 2 families that couldn't make it). The kids had a blast messing up grandma's house and Grandpa Bruce loved taking the kids (and adults) for horse rides. The food was wonderful, although that part always seems to go by too quickly. We also had a great time on the traditional Christmas tree hunt, which if there was a prize, I totally would have won! I think I drove the whole family crazy because I couldn't find the perfect tree. After about an hour the rest of the fam went back by the cars and I hauled Kevin clear up the mountain side. We finally found it, the big one! She's a beaut! When the chainsaw started up, Scott said, "Well, either they found a tree or Kevin got sick of his wife!" So true, sorry babe! We also started what I hope will be a new tradition this year, where the girls all made ornaments and Christmas cards one night. Thanks for sharing your stuff Kristin! At the end of the week we were all exhausted from lack of sleep, but very sad to be leaving. I hope everyone else had just as great a Thanksgiving! Here's some pics: Kass and mom riding Doc.Kassidy and "Bumpa" Bruce riding Doc.
Kassidy, me, and Whiter-the-pooh Christmas tree hunting.
Yeah, the tree's a little too big for our tiny apartment, but we love it!
Grandma Marchant and Kassidy at Beaver's light parade. Yeah, it was 5 floats long!
Me and my love at the light parade. Thanks for ruining the pic Kevin Smith!


Ethan, Natalie, & Camilla Berry said...

Wow! I LOVE Beaver! I wish I could have been there to celebrate too! You guys have such a cute family! I haven't seen Kevin S in a LONG time! Seems he hasn't changed much! haha I am glad to see that you guys are all well! Merry Christmas!

Dallas said...

How FUN! I love having tons of family around. It just makes the holidays that much more great. What a pretty Christmas tree. I can't wait to see it in you house all decorated. It will be beautiful I am sure!

Janna said...

Sounds like you guys had a blast. Poor Kassidy being the only girl there. Grace till has no girl cousins yet. Jill is having another baby boy in March. Anyway, I'm glad you had fun. You look great by the way!