Monday, November 26, 2012

Thanksgiving 2012

Thanksgiving was so wonderful . It was everything that I dream Thanksgivings should always be. Lots of family. Lots of food. Chaos.  And it was Joey's farewell. So it was extra special.
The 2 adult tables.
The kids table. In the kitchen, where we can't see or hear them. Great plan. They didn't mind at all.

It always takes several Spratling men to cut the meat. One to cut it, 2-4 to discuss.

I love these random pictures. Aunt Shelli, so not ammused. Grandma telling a story in the background.
I know that face and I can hear her talking. :) Next she'll shake her head and laugh. 
Gage loves all his Grandpa's.
The boys all being super helpful.

Uncle Dennis never changes. Such a tease.
Chance, a friend from Pilot Rock, who is all our new favorite person.
Cache and Claire. These two are so alike its crazy.
Joey has a different Tahitian/hawaiin shirt for every day of the week. And packed them all for his mission too. This one was my Grandpa Childers old shirt. Funny Joe.
Sweetest baby Jonas. 
Santa's work shop. :) 
Savannah mauled and mugged on Cache. He didn't seem to notice. 
Lovers. Married for 8 years! 
This is what my family does. Sit all together in the living room. Talk about nothing for hours and watch youtube videos here and there of comedians or someone jumping off a building. Only leave if someone is crying or to get a cookie. :) I love it.
The little girls spent each day lost in an imaginary world together. So cute.
Baby, baby, chubby yummy baby.
Chocolate covered almonds.....oh me oh my.
Hamley's stake house for Ben and Cindy's anniversary.
so much fun....
No really it was. How can you not have fun when there is that much plaid in the room?
We all did a temple session with Joe. Neat to see him all grown up be in the temple with him.
Devin and I don't ever get to ride in the backseat together especially for over and hour.
We didn't know what to do with ourselves.
Neat day. Devin is always so inappropriate. :)
Family pictures in the back yard.
The men of the family...

Favorite memory: We all had strict orders to wear fall outfits and colors for the family picture.
right before I pushed the self timer button, Joey ripped off his fall coat to display his Hawaiian shirt. 
Ah miss that boy and his big giant bear hugs. He will be a very loving understanding missionary. 

Cache and Claire are my favorite in this one below.
Ah Devin kills me in every picture too.
No way. We actually got a good one. A Thanksgiving miracle. 

Warm memories.


sillynicolegirl said...

I love all your pictures Amie, especially the the big group family photo! Hope you are well my dear!!!

Meg said...

When I'm reincarnated, I want to come back a Spratling!

Cindy Spratling said...

BEST post everrrrrrrr! This made me so happy. I am so blessed to have married into such an amazing family. Words cannot describe my gratitude (or my side ache from laughing so hard at the last few pictures).