Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Thanksgiving 2014

Last Tuesday we headed out to Palm Desert for some sun, fun, family and food! It was nice here while we were gone, but it wasn't in the 80's. We hit the desert just right. It was in the 80's for three days, the three days we were there!

Our first stop - as always - was In n Out. This was a sign of things to come. Food, food, and more food. Can anyone say pie for breakfast? Seriously.

Our first day we headed up to Dar and Sean's. Boggle is a game Dar and I play EVERY TIME we are together. Mia played for the first time. And she actually made her own words! About half were real. We let her have points for dux and sif and many more phonetic words. She was so excited to play with us and lasted the whole ten rounds!

The next day we picked up Beth and Greg at the Palm Springs airport. We had lunch, went Christmas shopping, food shopping,and checked into our hotel. The girls were pretty exhausted and Anna had her quote of the day: "I don't feel good. I'm sick of being in the car."

In the morning the whole family, plus Aunt Helen and Uncle Bob, and minus Joey's clan, went for our own Thanksgiving Turkey Trot. It was pretty short with a two year old, four year old, and five year old in tow. Basically, we walked to the front of the resort which was about half a mile. We ended at a little park and then walked back and had cinnamon rolls, eggs and bacon for breakfast. Beth organized the whole thing!

After breakfast we headed to the pool. Joey and Brittany arrived around that time too. We spent a couple of hours there and then got ready for Thanksgiving dinner at the hotel restaurant. All 19 of us (the thirteen of us, plus Aunt Helen, Uncle Bob, Sean, Darlene, Dani and Michael.)

I have no pictures from the dinner! But I know someone has them as I remember the waiter taking them. Hopefully I'll get them soon! Dinner was pretty good for a mass production and I didn't have to cook or clean-up. Score.

The next day the guys went golfing. Greg's dad joined them. Yes, it does seem that almost everybody we know was in Plam Desert for Thanksgiving!

The girls took the kids to the activities center to play while the guys golfed.

For dinner that night we had "fake leftovers". Dan bought some turkey, dressing and mashed potatoes at Costco so we could have some leftovers. The funny thing is, there was so much food at dinner at the restaurant that we did in fact have real leftovers!

It was also Arek's birthday, but we had no matches, lighters or even a gas range to light the candles. Dan tried the toaster. Nope. But we sang anyway!

After the little celebration we opened a few Christmas presents for those that brought them and then headed out to Wild Lights at The Living Desert. I was thrilled not to be at a light display where it was in the 20's!

Sweet babies all together!

We came home on Saturday hoping to avoid all the people. It was still very crowded at the airport, but apparently nothing like Sunday! Hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

1 comment:

Roberta Watson McKay said...

Oh my goodness, what a wonderfully warm Thanksgiving you enjoyed with your fam. We just might have to come south sometime to experience the balmy holiday.