Sunday, November 28, 2010

Thanksgiving 2010

Ryan's entire family came down for Thanksgiving. This was a really big deal because we haven't all been together in nearly two years. Ryan's brother, Steve, and his family met Elysse for the first time.

As you can tell, Nathan and Audrey didn't want to cooperate for the photo shoot.

Top: Tonya, Ryan, Sandy, Steve, Rosie
Middle: Audrey, John, Elysse, Maureen
Bottom: Nathan, Alaina, Zachary
The boys got along well playing Legos !
(Zachary is a long time fan of Legos and Nathan is just learning about them.)
The girls enjoyed manicures and pedicures.

Monday Ryan's mom flew in from Florida and Rosie and Alaina flew in from Michigan.

Tuesday while Nathan was in school and Ryan was at work the girls had a "Girls Day" that began with manicures and pedicures and ended with a nice lunch out.

Wednesday Ryan's dad, Steve and Zachary arrived in the late morning. They drove in from Michigan.

Thursday the guys took the kids over to Sandy's to watch the Detroit Lions play football. While we ladies stayed at my house pretending to be super busy in the kitchen. Our dinner was simple but delicious with turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, corn and biscuits. For dessert we had pumpkin bars, apple pie and chocolate pudding pie.

Friday the guys were suppose to go golfing but the weather didn't cooperate. Instead we all headed to the bowling alley and played a couple of games. The bowling alley is smoke free and it was wonderful! We had a really good time.

Saturday the guys took Zachary and Elysse over to Sandy's to watch Michigan State football (they ended the season 11-1) while the rest of us went to see the new Disney movie, Tangled. I really enjoyed the movie, nearly cried, basically it was an animated chick flick. If you have little ones just know that this Disney movie follows the pattern of all others that have come before - there is an archvillain character that tends to be scary.

Thus ended our Thanksgiving weekend. Now I am looking forward to Christmas when we will be traveling up to Michigan. My family has also not been together for two years - so we will have another reunion next month.


Rachel said...

Speaking of family.... Do u have a brother named justin? My 2 brothers both live at the living center and they said a Brace is moving into their apt soon.

Ruth said...

Your pictures look great! All of my family photos were taken with the lens you have (50mm f 1.8) except for the one in front of the brick building. Here is one tip: your pictures feel cold/look blue so look for white balance in your settings on your camera and bump it up to 5600k and if it's already there set it to 5800k. Auto white balance doesn't work as well, but this setting will help a lot!

Beadles said...

Actually all of the pics except the pedicure picture was taken with my camera.

Carrie said...

Sounds like you had a great time! Love the family picture.