Tuesday, December 9, 2008

A Little Backwards, Just Like Me

Ok Julie, I stole this picture from your blog, so thank you. No, this picture is not from Halloween, as the Clone Trooper costume may suggest, it is from Thanksgiving. As I was adding the post about cutting our Christmas tree, I realized that I had skipped right over Thanksgiving. Skipping over Thanksgiving and going straight to Christmas is something I don't approve of in general. Don't you hate it when stores start the Christmas season before we've even thought about Thanksgiving? So this is a lame attempt to make up for breaking my own rule.
We had Thanksgiving with Tyler's family on Friday. For the actual day of Thanksgiving, we met Angie and Colby for DINNER OUT. You wouldn't think DINNER OUT on Thanksgiving would be THAT big of a deal. Colby said he drove eight hours just thinking about some good Chinese, so the hunt was on. Let me just say that there are very few places open on Thanksgiving, and this includes Chinese buffets. So we decided to hit good old Chuck-A-Rama for our Thanksgiving dinner. (Plus, LeeAnn gave us coupons ) To our great surprise, Chuck-A-Rama is apparently an extremely popular spot for Thanksgiving. What???? When we arrived, the LINE TO EAT THANKSGIVING DINNER AT CHUCK-A-RAMA WAS OUT THE DOOR AND INTO THE PARKING LOT. Seriously. I repeat: What???? So we went to the Village Inn next door, where there was no line at all and had French Toast. The kids were thrilled.
The next day we celebrated with the rest of the family at Norm and LeeAnn's church, where we had a delicious, normal Thanksgiving dinner with no French Toast. The kids all put the stage to good use and preformed a talent show. What a blessed mother I am to have such talented kids. Hayes did some sort of very serious dance while Ren provided a beat box (is that right?) and Dax dressed up in his Clone Trooper costume and shot a nerf gun at Tyler. I mean the talent was astounding. Then Dax surprised us and sang a version of the Star wars march song in the microphone which can only be appreciated if actually seen and heard. I think I laughed until I cried.
We had such a great time, it makes me realize the thing for which I am the most thankful: My Family. How great it is to have people to love and who love you.


Deanna said...

That is awesome!!! Too bad chuck-a-rama isn't a bigger place! Love your CHristmas Tree Hunt picture!!! So fun!

The Finches said...

Haha I laugh everytime I hear about the "talent show". Im sure it was lovely!! :)

Jennifer said...

I love the knew look of your blog and the family pictures. So cute.

What a talented crew. They sound amazing.

Yes, Chuck-A-Rama is the #1 Thanksgiving hot spot. My sister's in-laws used to go there every year. I have not had the pleasure.

Julie Geldmacher said...

I love your new blog. You make things look so pretty. Your family pictures are great.
We thought the kids were very talented on Thanksgiving!
See you soon!

B. Chad said...

I am so glad you are a Blogger!! What cute boys!!!!