Thursday, December 17, 2015

Thanksgiving 2014

We rotate Thanksgiving every other year with each family.
Its nice not to have to worry about cutting one family short, and trying to eat at both places.
2014 was the year of the Nelsons.
Russ has a big family- 8 kids total, but this was a quiet thanksgiving at his parents which was still really nice.
One of his siblings and his wife was in Italy for a much deserved getaway, so we got the enjoy their cute kids while they were away, along with his youngest brother.

I made my traditional rolls while Russ and Lila watched the parade.

Its crazy how much Lila has changed.
Russ's parents have a really great place. It sits on 9 (I think ) acres in a beautiful litte town against the mountains. Their house has very much a rustic farm house feel, and is so warm and inviting.
The top play room floor has a slide that comes down just outside of the kitchen with a pile of blankets at the bottom to cushion the landing :)
Lila up in the playroom waiting for dinner:
Because they do live on a farm with lots of fun animals, there are almost always kittens!
Or crazy cat Griffin is from their barn, and if those cats are anything like her, they are a tad on crazy side.
Russ showing Lila is elk he shot a few years back. Im grateful to my inlaws for keeping it at their house so I don't have to keep it in mine :)
I love the tradition the family has to go around during dinner and say what you are thankful for. Its slightly embarrassing that I am the only one that cried, but I have so much to be thankful for, and there is something about just saying it aloud in front of those you love.
In just a few shorts we were about to meet our 2 new additions to the family!

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