Friday, November 23, 2007

Black Friday

Yesterday's Thanksgiving celebration was fun. All my brothers and their families eventually showed up. Dad came, but Mom stayed home with a headache that wouldn't go away.
We had fun playing games with Dad all afternoon.
Allen and Cody enjoyed several rounds of checkers and chess.
Floyd and Cecilia always find relief from the noisy crowd in the living room. When I took this picture I thought Cecilia was sleeping. But she yelled, "Hey, you didn't give me a chance to suck in my stomach!" As if she even has a stomach!
Dad spent the evening in his usual fireside spot, but we didn't have a fire for him. The day was quite warm, but once the storm passed through quickly, the temps dropped dramatically. No one had brought their coats in, and it was pretty cold when they ran to their cars afterwards.

Just as my family was leaving, Anna, Drew and Ted came. So we put on another pot of coffee and had fun catching up on their lives. Anna brought these flowers ~ aren't they beautiful and cheery?
I couldn't resist taking a picture of my hubby's breakfast plate this morning. Usually Mike eats a bowl of oats and nuts. Not so today! Two slices of scrapple (a rare treat here) and a slice of both pecan and blueberry pies!

This afternoon Mike took the five youngest children to the "back forty" and let them target shoot with ole Betsy, a 22.
Doesn't Allen look happy? Allen is such a man's man ~ he loves hunting and fishing, and all the things that men love.
Lizzie looks like a pro!
Even Anna looks like she's been shooting daily.
And Ruthie got some help from Daddy. But she sure enjoyed it!
This poor shot-up pumpkin was one of three targets. Looks like they have good aim!

This evening is quiet. Sarah, Maggie and Anna went to a youth get-together for prayer and fellowship. Ruthie fell asleep at dinner. The remaining four of us are going to watch a video called "Rodeo Bloopers." I expect the girls to be home early since Sarah spent the night at Walmart, and Anna went shopping with her Daddy at 4:30 am. They said it was worth it since they got the great deals they wanted.

We hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving Day.

Many blessings ~ Kathie

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