Saturday, December 11, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving

We headed up to Momo and Papa’s for our annual Thanksgiving eating fest.  I made this cute little turkey (after copying my neighbor).


A carb nightmare :)


It wouldn’t be Thanksgiving without wrestling and footballIMG_9250


I am thankful for him.IMG_9255

and her……the newest addition to our family, little Ree-roIMG_9258

Uncle Matt and LilaIMG_9260

It is impossible to a cute picture of the two of them….cute of Jett, not so cute of Drew…IMG_9262



Rin Rin’s family, Papa and Grandma JoIMG_9267

Four generations picIMG_9272

We need to do some head swapping in these to try and get a decent picture of everyone…IMG_9273

I think we got it… :)IMG_9274

Grandma Jo and her great grand kids..IMG_9276

Grandma Jo looks happy with all the chaos though! ":)IMG_9280

oh so seriousIMG_9281


and to think this is only a small portion of Grandma Jo’s great grandkids….IMG_9288

  Uncle Matt and his mini meIMG_9296

They so miss not seeing him all the time…


My little family IMG_9302

The cute little DePorto family IMG_9315

It was another fantastic Thanksgiving and we have so much to be thankful for.  We are blessed beyond measure.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

A Progressive Dinner

This past week we had a progressive dinner with the coaches families.  It started off at The Beans and our house….it helps that we are next door neighbors.  We provided drinks and appetizers.  IMG_9157

The boys started off playing some puzzle games…..


until the rest of the boys arrived and then it was time for football.  As you can see Drew was a bit nervous to jump in.  These boys were much bigger. IMG_9152

That lasted about a second…..


and then there was tackling…IMG_9155



yep, right in the middle of itIMG_9167

and a team huddleIMG_9171

love how loving they are to the injured :)IMG_9175


Devon taking a pic of the boysIMG_9183

and then my shot (Kaiden, Drew, Luke and Jake)IMG_9184



Sydney and DevonIMG_9189

The men.IMG_9190

The drinks and appetizers soon lead to a dance party.





And the kids (youngest to oldest)IMG_9202

our crazy group……IMG_9207

and our little familyIMG_9210

off to round 2.  We had plans to walk to each house (we are all within a mile or so) but the rain quickly changed that plan.IMG_9211

Stop two was the Daarstad’s house (hosted with the Clantons) for dinner.IMG_9212

Their boys are into Star Wars.  Needless to say, that made Luke very happy.IMG_9213


and nothing like a little black out hide and seek in the backyardIMG_9227


and for round three we were off to the Candaele’s for dessertIMG_9233



…..and after dessert and some wii playing, this little one was BEAT.  To home we go…..IMG_9241