Thanksgiving was at our house again this year.
That's Josh getting the Turkey ready (and Annie taste-testing all the crackers).
That's my Mom and my Aunt Alicia & Uncle Brad in the background.
That's my cousin Roshelle (she's a Duck - getting her Master's at U0f O) and that's another cousin of mine, Jesse in the background (he's a Beaver - wrestling for OSU).
And yes...the Ducks got lucky and beat the Beavers out of their shot at the Rose Bowl.
Josh is devastated.
That's my Sister, Leigh Ann who flew down from Seattle for the week.
My Aunt Alicia having a turn with the camera.
That's a carrot in Annie's hand.
Good thing he's got a Mommy who loves him...
Our annual football game.
Usually, I try to shoot in between playing every year. This year though, my Mom took ALL of the football pictures (and did a mighty fine job I might add). Thanks Mom.
More warming up.
Taking a break from warming up.
My Sister was very excited to be the first person Jesse Ray picked for his team (blurry but hysterical).
Everyone was instructed to pose for the camera throughout the game.
Josh Downs discussing strategy.
Josh Downs landing on his head.
That's me trying to rub Jesse Ray's head into some goose poop because he tackled me.
Uh-oh...Josh's 'Scrapbook Clubhouse Diva' coffee mug got broken during the game.
And then I took pictures and Josh videotaped everyone saying what they were thankful for before dinner.
Roscoe-T said he was thankful for 'Mi Madre' (that's me).
When it was my Sister's turn to say what she was thankful for, she said that she was thankful for our Uncle Brad (who mooned the camera during the football game...and thanks to my Epson printer, I was able to print up a nice, glossy 8x10).
And it only seemed right to pass it around.
Not sure why Josh was squeezing Coley's head off.
Not sure why my Grandpa was holding Coley while Courtney Lee pinched him.
And then we played some games (girls vs. boys).
I'll bet Santa puts some antiperspirant in Ross's stocking this year.
Blurry (not so easy shooting indoors at 8pm with no flash) but one of my favorite shots of the night.
Courtney Lee and I were partners.
Not sure why Josh was squeezing Coley's head off again.
That's my cousin, Sammy and his girlfriend.
Josh was trying to get the boys to guess the word 'Beaver' (but unfortunately for the boys...they weren't smart enough to get it right).
Blurry again...but that's what it looks like when the girls beat the boys. All day boys. All day.
Ross's girlfriend got her first dose of the family.
I was standing behind the couch talking to Ross when my Uncle Brad grabbed my legs and lifted them up in the air until my face was laying right in Ross's plate of lemon pie.
I got even (with some whipped cream) though.
And then there was dancing.
I am thankful for this crazy, loud, wonderful family of mine.