November 27, 2010

Our First Thanksgiving!

 Yay!  Mark and I survived our first holiday together, with both of our families none-the-less! We drove down to Coos Bay Wednesday evening after I got off work (at 3pm), and arrived in town around 7:30.  Not a bad drive at all, none of the roads were icy, so it made for a piece of cake drive.  That night we hung out with Marks family for a bit and then over to my parents house, and then Mark went back home to get some sleep.  I on the other hand stayed up seriously late with my parents and baby sister talking about God and life.  I love those kind of talks with family, and because I only get to see them once every few months, they rarely happen, it made my day awesome :).  The next day was Thanksgiving, YAY!  Oh my goodness I didn't realize how much work it was going to be trying to squeeze in enough time with both families.  I woke up early to have a 9 am (delicious) breakfast with Mark's parents, nephew and sister.  We ate crepes (apparently one of Marks favorite breakfast foods) and little mini wienies :) .  We hung out there until 11, made a quick trip to the grocery store and then headed over to my families house.  There we played Yahtzee with my little sister Shannon and my mom, then at 1 pm the Saints game came on, so we watched that with my dad until 2:45 when we headed back over to Mark's place.  There we ate our First Dinner, went on a nice walk, and relaxed in the living room, until 6, and then traveled back over to my house for Second Dinner.  Both were awesome, and we had a great time.  After dinner at my parents house we played a bit more Yahtzee (a favorite for the Boatright girls!) and then went upstairs to enjoy some music with my dad.  I love how excited he always is to play some of his favorite music for us.  He is a sweet sentimental guy, and his love for music (and his wife and children) is amazing.  While we were up there with my dad we ate some of the delicious pumpkin pie Mark and I had made the day before!  It was delicious, and I wish I had taken a photo! :(    I did however take photos of the yummy pumpkin pancakes we made with the leftover pie filling  (we added bisquick and milk).
Isn't he just scrumptious!

I hope everyone else had a fantastic Thanksgiving, can't wait for Christmas!!

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