Aunt Karens Birthday is on Dec. 23rd so we celebrate early! Yes, it was even hosted by Aunt Karen! It was a small Christmas gathering and Karen wanted it at her house. I don't think it was a Birthday party but I gave her her Birthday presents so it turned into a Birthday party. Next year the Christmas event will be at my house!
And of course we had crafts and didn't get to all of them! Happy Birthday Sis
Food and more food! Abby designed our lovely fresh floral arrangements on the serving bar. We tried a new yam receipe with apples in it this year (that Liz made) and it is a keeper. Angie made a frozen cranberry salad that was divine!
Grandma and Reese came and added to the fun and then their were the little Indian Turkeys
Thanks Aunt Karen for the Tepee! It was played with for hours. It was a pretend boat, space ship, house and it is still standing...but a little bent over.
We had our 3rd annual Pie Contest and yes Abby won 2 years in a row
The grand kids got to open a present with jamies and then we loaded up in 3 cars and went to the lights at Thanksgiving Point and Santa greated us and asked the kids what they wanted for Christmas. It was magical for me and the men tolerated it. I almost cried when I saw Santa!
The Saturday before Thanksgiving Ang was part of a big craft show in Idaho Falls. She had 2 of her sister-in-laws help her in the booth. I got to tend the kids which was very fun and then Ang came to Utah with us. Ang I just enlarged this picture and it is not the best of you... sorry. With my pictures dumping into picasa it only lets me post 4 pictures at a time and I didn't get to enlarge this one. Hey, it looks good on the small size!
Jack spent some quality time with grandpa and the grinch
Brooke spent time playing with the vac plug in. It is only a matter of time before she starts putting things in it.