December 2009

More Thanksgiving Fun

The guys went golfing a couple times.  The first time they went it was EXTREMELY windy…even more windy than the usual desert wind.  Eddie was trying to putt UPHILL against the wind for a while. Josh decided to start recording after this same exact thing happened SIX swings in a row…

The kids played in the backyard for hours and hours (thank goodness for warm California weather!).  Grandpa brought his little tiny pet birds out and let Ashton hold his peregrine falcon.  Ashton LOVED it!  I was so proud of his bravery.

Once we were peering into the cage trying to find the peregrine, waiting for our eyes to adjust.  As soon as Emmy’s little face was close enough, that bird came screaming out of the darkness and scratched her cheek with its TALONS. (Who can say that word without laughing?  Thanks, Napoleon!)

Bonfire with the Stephens

The day after Thanksgiving, we all drove to Corona Del Mar (my very most FAVORITE beach.  OH HOW I MISS YOU, CORONA DEL MAR!!!) to have a bonfire with the Stephens.

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This was truly a highlight of our California trip.  It is always so much fun to be with the Stephens.  We love them sooooo much!

Thanksgiving

We drove to California for Thanksgiving this year.  This is what Emmy looked like MOST of the time.

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We finally figured out how to keep her happy (playing games on Josh’s iPhone) and the last two hours weren’t so bad.

We were missing Rob and Angie’s families, but the rest of us were together.  It was lots of fun and VERY delicious!   We had to get the kids out of the house for a while Thanksgiving morning, so we played at the park.

We decided to go back home and help a little bit :).  I was the table-setter, I’m definitely not a huge help when it comes to cooking serious Thanksgiving dinner.