Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Before there was the new house, there was Thanksgiving

And thankfully this year it was at Uncle Jills!

We enjoyed dinner with Boyd's mom and dad, Alan and Lucree (who are front and center in this picture)

I think there is no longer a family gathering where the two "Yo's" aren't joined at the hip.

Tim spent most of Thanksgiving in a reclining position so it's a good thing that blogger turned this picture on it's side for me so that it actually looks like Tim was upright and awake :)

That Little Yo ----she sure has a lot of fans and isn't hurting for the lovins!

In following our annual tradition (two years in the making now) we made Christmas count down calendars (just like the kind Yo Bob used to bring home from Hill Air Force Base back in the day).

Uncle Boyd tested by crafty-patients when we were facing a calendar candy shortage by attempting to place a cheese stuffed celery on the last countdown day of the calendar. Ewwwww.....
Our finished products:
Is it just me or is Little Yo doing a beauty queen wave?
Little Yo finds another fan
Aaron insisted on pulling this face-----15 year old boys-----I just don't get them!
Thanks Boyd--for not leaving the cheesy celery on calendar. I don't think it would have survived the 30 days.
And hey Uncle Jill--can you please "ugly it up" a little bit. Still sick of living in your pretty shadow.
Not only does Uncle Jill look pretty and throw one heck of a Thanksgiving shin dig, she also has a heart of gold. She reminded the kidses that they are super blessed and have a lot to be thankful for. She challenged each of them by giving them an envelope of money that was to be used on an name off the angle tree so that they would think of and shop for someone that wasn't as fortuanate as they were. They each were responsible for picking a name, shopping, wrapping and returning their gifts.

It was a wonderful way for them to remember how much they had to be thankful for.


Teresa said...

Next year it will be at your House!

Uncle Jill said...

Fun was had by all, thank you Stacy and Carol for the fun calendar activity!! The Yo's are the cutest, both of them, and they do appear to be hooked at the hip!! And talk about living in a shadow, I have yet to make the front page of the paper!!