Friday, November 29, 2013

Thanksgiving 2013

Every time I take my camera to a family event, and start taking pictures but then I think I'm annoying my family so I put the camera away. Then I come home and load the pictures to my computer and I wish I had ignored my embarrassment and taken more pictures! From now on, (sorry family and friends,) I'm ignoring your annoyance and taking more pictures!

This year our Jepperson family Thanksgiving happened a week ago at Grandma and Grandpa's. It was wonderful and delicious (for everyone but poor Kent, who came down with the stomach flu that very day and spent the next several days in bed.) Thank you, Grandma and Grandpa for always taking the time to host our family get togethers.

The Gleave family Thanksgiving happened the night before Thanksgiving at the Laycock's beautiful home. I marveled at how big our family has become. I fear that getting together is soon going to be too difficult, but I'm so grateful for these people I love so much. Thank you, thank you, Laycock family for hosting such a wonderful Thanksgiving!

On Thanksgiving day, we (I) slept in for as long as Kodak would let me, and then I took her on a walk while Kent went to the Ward Turkey Bowl. I came home, started the meal prep, took a nap, watched a Netflix movie (Star Trek) with the boys, had Thanksgiving Dinner with just the six of us, took another nap, and then went to a movie together (a rare occasion! - The Hunger Games Catching Fire.) We then came home, ate pie and ice cream, and watched Hercules on Netflix. It was such a relaxing day and it was so fun to just have my kiddos to myself. That is such a rare occasion any more. I loved it. I'm incredibly grateful for my family, on both sides. They all better watch out, though, because I'm going to be taking more pictures. I just am. I let too many memories slip by without capturing them.

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