Monday, November 30, 2009


Although things looked dire for us leading up to our departure, we had a pretty awesome holiday with part of our beloved extended family.

I finally did some real research on the matter and discovered we were totally taking the wrong roads out of town, and I was very pleased that we made the trip in just under six hours on the busiest traveling day of the year, and that's with a stop. Awesome!

But I'm still trying to figure out how we made the return trip in 4.5 hours if just without stopping and with no traffic...

We had a pretty great time, Debbie is a fantastic hostess and her help really can't be beat.

Fruit salad, yummy yummy!

And the table was set so beautifully, too.

Turns out, these guys are very into pies. I brought a pecan and they made an apple (check out that lattice Brittany did!), a triple berry and a lemon meringue. Natalie noticed that we had an open, a closed, a lattice and a covered pie--they were all unique and all delicious. But we realized we literally had about half a pie per person...the kids were eating pie for breakfast and lunch all weekend long. Nutrition!

After stuffing our faces and giving thanks, we enjoyed a pretty chilled-out weekend together. Lots of movies, late-night chats and the like.

We all had fun, though. :)

And though she did spend some time crying through the nights, Kendra still managed to charm the pants off of everyone in the house.

You put pretty much anything on a baby's head and it's just the most adorable thing in the world, isn't it?

She had a pretty good time, I'd say.

For those of you who don't know our family, Grant and his oldest and youngest brother are all three very much alike in looks, personality and mannerisms. When I talk to Debbie or Kristina about their respective husbands, sometimes I think that we're all married to copies the same man. No, really! And in fact, this past summer at the family reunion, Seth's own son mistook Heber for his Dad! So I wasn't really surprised to see how affectionate Kendra was toward her uncle.

Not quite her daddy, but pretty darn cool.

There are more pictures that need to be uploaded from another camera and a couple of more stories to tell, but that's the gist of our Thanksgiving. As you can see, we have quite a bit to be thankful for...


Jacqueline said...

Thanks for sharing the fun Thanksgiving time. Looks like it was super! They really are a sweet family, aren't they? Wish we could have all been together. Love you

Scott and Kel said...

Glad you had a good trip---seriously though, isn't life SO much better with kids??

Belkycita said...

What a fun Thanksgiving!!!
Glad you guys had a wonderful time!

Jacqueline said...

Farnsworths are really into pies. At our house we had 7 pies for 5 adults and then I made 3 more for the Saturday when the Winzenz family came back through. We have been having breakfasts and desserts of them for days. YYYUUUUMMMM!!!

Kristina said...

It's slightly less scary when a strange man looks like daddy :) Gotta love those crazy Farnsworth men :) What a fun Thanksgiving!

Peterson Family said...

That's so nice that you were all able to get together, it doesn't get any better than being together, eating till it hurts, and spending the rest of the time relaxing and letting it digest. Those pies looks amazing and the table setting is beautiful. That is such a cute picture of Kendra standing on her daddy and staring at Heber. So cute!

Seth said...

Sounds super fun!