Thursday, November 30, 2006


We had a fantastic Thanksgiving holiday with lots of company and activities. Joel drove in on Tuesday afternoon, and Jill and Nathan flew in late Tuesday night.

Wednesday was packed with fun. We woke up to cold rainy weather, but that didn't stop us from golfing. The teams were intact from our California golfing adventure and Nathan and I started out strong, Unfortunately, we couldn't keep up the pace and after a couple of great holes, Pat and Jill couldn't be stopped. By the time we finished 9 holes, we were too cold to keep playing. We still have another 9 to redeem ourselves next time.

That evening Joel and Damien joined us for an exciting Blazer game. Our seats were in the Lexus Club level with all you can eat food and drinks. The guys definitely got their money's worth trying everything. As usual, the Blazers got behind in the first half, but managed to pull off a win in the 4th quarter. Very Exciting!

Bill and Darla got in late Wednesday night. Thanksgiving day was quite relaxing. We had a great breakfast of quiche and bacon before just hanging out and enjoying each other's company.

Dinner was planned for about 4:30 so we had plenty of time to prepare dinner for 27. Fortunately, it was potluck style and I only had to host by providing drinks, bread, and pumpkin pie. Of course, there was way too much food and lots of leftovers (including the extra turkey I cooked). My whole family came, and all the Brown siblings except Scott, plus the Schmunks.

The rest of the weekend included attending the tree lighting in Pioneer Courthouse Square, going to church, playing games, and of course plenty of food.

It was sad to see everyone drive away at the same time Sunday morning. Really looking forward to having Jill and Joel back home again for Christmas.

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