Sunday, December 7, 2008

Thanksgiving 2008

I'm sure by my neglect to write about Thanksgiving before or on the day was a clear indication that it is my favorite holiday. Pretty obvious... Despite the fact that I didn't write a peep about the beloved holiday, doesn't mean I love it any less. It still is and probably always will be my favorite... This year Wyatt and I had the opportunity to fly to Denver to spend five days with my family. The first time I've spent Thanksgiving with my family in eight years. It was a fun visit to be surrounded by family. There were moments of drama (as expected) but even more so there were moments of fun and laughter. It just so happens that my family is one of the things I am grateful for. Some other things I'm grateful for...

Wyatt, the Gospel, the atonement, the temple, my home, health, food, shelter and heat, my job, the opportunity for Wyatt to return to school, elbows, indoor plumbing, music, sunshine, summer, food, my education, airplanes, my feet, my running shoes, my car, my calling in church, my computer, baseball, contact lenses, toothbrushes, soap, clothes, my memory, my taste buds, modern medicine, the Book of Mormon, and on, and on, and on...

And just to prove that Thanksgiving was fun, please see the photos below from our adventure East:

Fixing the dinner.

The older grand kids and me.

The little boys (minus one who was in Ohio).

Judy carving the Turkey (the turkey my husband made!).

Momma with Jeanna posing in the back - love it!

Bowing after our superb performance of the turkey talent show.

Creating individual pages for our family "Thankful Book".

A not-so-flattering picture of my brother showing off the pie table.


Some members of my family went to the Denver Temple Friday morning to do baptisms for the dead. It was a great experience to be in the temple with them, especially with my 13-year-old-niece and my newly baptized brother-in-law.

Posing in the popular wedding picture...

7 comments:

hyker said...

Sounds like you had a good time. i got the complete report from Harold the other day. I miss the Nichols clan.......

Collette said...

It looks like you guys had fun...drama and all! I can't believe how big all the grand kids are. Where has the time gone? Anyway...thanks for the update and pictures. Its always fun to see what the Nichols are up to! Maybe we'll get to see you again sometime, for a little bit longer.

Anonymous said...

Great blog, Britty. It was so good to have a "REAL" holiday after eight years in the friendly skies with my friends. But I'd take family friends any day over the "have them for a few hours" kind. Still, I do appreciate that I can choose to work on T-day, Xmas and New Years so others with children at home can be with them since my kids are all grown and gone. I fly all Christmas week, but since we had such a good Thanksgiving it will be cool.

Love, Momma

Miriam Lovell Dyer said...

I was wondering about you two :)
Glad to see you had a great holiday!

Jeanna said...

Great post! I didn't' take one single picture. Duh, forgot the camera. Part of the reason is that I HATE my camera. I need a nicer one so that I am proud to bring it out and post the pictures that it takes. Nice photography work! Glad the only pic of me was in the background and a little fuzzy, that's how I preferred to be remembered. :)

The Babkm5 said...

That is a lot of pies..yummy!
Looks like you guys had a fun time

Mrs Esch said...

Holy cow! Your hair is getting so long!