Sunday, November 30, 2008

Thanksgiving: The Feast

My sister, Megan, and her family hosted Thanksgiving this year.  All 5 of us 'West kids' were there with our families along with Jon's brother Syd and his wife Shea.  The dinner was delicious and the company was even better.  Each Thanksgiving we go around the table and say something we are grateful for.  It was unanimous that each of us was grateful that we could all be together.  I feel truly blessed to not only count these amazing people as my best friends but also as my family.   

Thanksgiving: The Festivities

The main highlight of the weekend for me was watching all of these little cousins playing together.  They all camped out in the same room each night and were inseperable during the day. Their days were filled with swimming, playing dress-up, riding bikes and running around the house.  We as adults played a lot too.  We went to a huge warehouse that had wall to wall trampolines, swam, shopped, had a kicking contest (which I clearly dominated), the dads took all the "big kids" to see Madagascar 2 at the Imax, and last but not least we had a dance-off.
We called it the "Turkey Trot".  Each couple had to come prepared with a dance choreographed to music complete with a costume.  We made it a "safe-zone" and PROMISED no pictures or videos would end up on any blogs.  I am keeping my word, but boy do I wish I could post those photos!  All I can say is that I haven't laughed that hard in a LONG time.  It was an amazing weekend and I can't wait until we can all be together again.  I sure love All Of You!  XOXO