Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Busy Thanksgiving Weekend

Our family doesn't often have the chance to get together; when we do, we lump a lot of events together. 
 Besides our traditional Thanksgiving Dinner, we celebrated all our November birthdays.
Four of them!!!


Our family tradition is a Dairy Queen Cake.  Yum, yum.

Prior to Thanksgiving I made a whole bunch of Christmas cut out cookies. 
 We all had a great time frosting them.



 After all  the cookies were frosted, they were  packaged up to take home!!



And how can cousins ever become friends if they don't have some play time!!!


And some 'chill' time!!


And wait until I tell you about our visit from Swampatoes!!! 

And that's the way it is..........................

17 comments:

  1. i love the frosting cookies together! awesome!

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  2. Such a tease!! Now I can't wait to hear about Swampatoes!! Love the photos, and hearing about your multi-celebrations!!

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  3. Great activity decorating cookies! I am anxious to hear about Swampatoes too:)

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  4. Looks like you had some great family time.

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  5. Being with family is such a special time, and looks like you had just that. Loved the cookie making and you are building such wonderful memories at the same time. Looking to hear about those Swampatoes!

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  6. my favorite shot is the cousins with the dogs. awesome and what a great idea to combine the days together... just icing cookies together is a holiday all by itself

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  7. That is what holidays are meant to be.

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  8. What beautiful memories you're creating for your grandies! In future years, they'll be saying, "Remember when we ... at grandma's house?"

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  10. They are having a ball with those cookies! Grandma's always have something interesting to do! Blessings, Loretta XX

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  11. i hope they didn't take ALL of them home?!? i have no idea what swampatoes are?? is that a "i live in the woods thing"???

    hehehe j/k!!

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  12. That looks like a fun tradition. Plus, if done after the Thanksgiving feast, not too many will disappear before the get into the boxes! I like that Packer hat I see. ;)

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  13. Aren't family get-togethers great ! And what better activity than making cookies - that you get to take HOME ! Our family (now and in the past) also lives far apart and so it's nice when the cousins get a chance to get re-acquainted.

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  14. family cookie making is an awesome tradition... and they get to take some home! Great idea.

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  15. I am glad you had such a nice Thanksgiving / Birthday get together. It looks like a lot of fun memories were made that day.:)

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  16. I really enjoyed these photos. Looks like precious memories being made.

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