Thanksgiving Festivities

Our Thanksgiving this year was a week long extravaganza.

Last weekend we got together with my family at my sister's house just over the river in Washington. It doesn't snow much around here, even during the winter so when it started snowing we all got really excited. Luckily it stopped after a few hours so we were able to get home safely.

Bennett enjoying his first Thanksgiving meal :
(and using a fork like a pro)

He loved watching his uncles and cousins playing in the snow:
(I have no idea why this is underlined, and no matter what I do it's still underlined. Ugh!)

Showing off his skills:

On Thanksgiving we were planning on going to visit Chris' family but Bennett had a pretty nasty cold that we didn't want to pass onto his cousins so we were graciously invited to have dinner at our friends Keith and Jeanie's house along with their family and some friends from our house church.

I didn't take many pictures but the food was amazing and even the water was fancy:

There is my cheesecake among all of the other yummy desserts:

Sidenote- for the past few weeks I have been working on memorizing all the books of the Bible in order (something I had never done before) and Chris told me that when I had all 66 down that I would get a surprise...

Hunter Boots!
(luckily I fit into the big-kid sizes, they go up to a women's 8 and are so much cheaper!
They are much less floppy than the women's sizes too. Thanks Chris!)

While we were out christening my boots and avoiding disaster, we decided to stop in at Violetta for some yumminess. Chris got an amazing burger with motzeralla and their famous 10-hour tomatoes. I got a 3-cheese grilled cheese sandwich with carmelized onions and Bennett had cheerios.

And to our surprise, they had free homemade dark hot chocolate for customers with lots of yummies to put in it! Soo good!

We also made a lot of paper chains, but you will have to wait to see what we did with them! Here is a little sneak peek:


  1. KiraLynn on November 29, 2010 at 7:28 PM

    That is so cute that Chris gave you a surprise for memorizing the order of the books in the Bible. I'm totally going to test you. And...your cheesecake looks amazing!

  2. my name is lauren. on November 29, 2010 at 8:23 PM

    i wish craig would give me a prize for memorizing the books of the bible! i went to private school til high school though, so he knows that i already know them :(. thanks for the tip about the hunter boots - i didn't know their kids sizes went that big! i'm off to check them out now.

    also....cheesecake and violetta looks/sounds delish! i definitely need to go there - STAT!

  3. Becca on November 30, 2010 at 8:10 AM

    Kira- Thanks, the cheesecake tasted just as good as it looked and was actually quite easy to make! You and Jeremy should take it on together! Kira, don't laugh at me if you test me because I have to bury my head cause I get SO distracted and mess up a lot...I'm a horrible test taker.

    Lauren-You should tell Craig that you feel like you forgot them and really feel like you are up for a challenge. :) Can you still recite them quickly? Violetta IS amazing and you are so missing out! If Craig doesn't want to leave the house on Fri nights we should just meet there for lunch on a Sat or something! Entice him with juicy meat!

  4. the southern hostess on November 30, 2010 at 3:13 PM

    Your blog is so lovely!

  5. KiraLynn on December 1, 2010 at 9:35 AM

    Becca, you're funny. I wouldn't know if you were right or wrong. I should take up that challenge too. When it comes to the old testament I have no idea what the order is!

  6. Life is Love Cherish Life on December 6, 2010 at 3:04 PM

    Just found your blog via sometimes sweet. I had a baby Jack 12 weeks ago and Bennet was totally on my name list. I ordered Hunter boots a few weeks ago! LOve your blog!!!!


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