Friday, April 20, 2012


 For Thanksgiving every year we always write down what we are thankful for. Every year we do it in a different way. A few years we would write it down and put it in a pumpkin basket. This year we decided to write it on a tree. I had some blue poster board and so we drew it and then painted it. Then we cut out some leaves and wrote a few of the things we were thankful for. The next 2 1/2 weeks we added some more of what we were thankful for.

 Brooklynn was thankful for lots of things like school, books, animals, family, vacations and lots more.

I am thankful for my awesome husband and kids, books, doctors, my camera, the Gospel, my house and of course lots more.

Cameron is thankful for his pants, movies, Grandpa Oldroyd and Grandpa Budd, Daddy's helicopter and socks. Ryan is thankful for his job, family, Xbox, sleep, running and more.

 McKenna is thankful for sleep, food, brother and sister, blankets and dancing.

 This is only part of what it looked like. It was a lot of fun.

We made apple pie one day and baked them in a muffin tin. We each got to each our own individual pie.

The kids loved it!

 They were yummy!

 This year we had Thanksgiving dinner with my family. Brooklynn brought her pilgrim had from school and Cam had a little indian hat. I am very thankful for Thanksgiving. All of our ancesters immigrated over from Europe, Some from Holland and Ireland and much more. I have a 10th great grandmother who's parents wanted so badly to come on the Mayflower, but never had enough money to make it. Her husband was able to make the dream come true for her, but tragedy struck. Her husband was killed, but she survived. I owe a lot to her.

The kids loved it and ate a great meal.

McKenna didn't eat much more than crackers and yams! No wonder she is such a skinny little thing.

My mom had a fun little treat for the kids to make.

They loved it!

We read some stories that I brought over.

My mom had a surprise for us.

 It was the Elf on the Shelf. The first night scared Brooklynn to death, but after that she was fine and loved it.

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