We celebrated Thanksgiving a week early on John's side this year, and for good reason; Grandma and Grandpa Menk we're still in Illinois! Being the "snowbirds" that they are, normally they are long gone from the cold confines of Illinois by now, but this year they stayed a few weekends late and were able to celebrate an early Thanksgiving/Christmas with the family!
Grandma Menk made more food than we thought we could eat, but we gave it hell and pretty much cleaned them out before their trip south. Seeing as alcohol doesn't really go bad, we probably didn't have to polish off that handle of Lieutenant Dan Rum, but we did it anyway (right Grandpa! hahaha). As the sun went down we built a fire in the backyard and sang country songs until it got too cold, then skeedaddled back inside for some TV before bed.
It was a great way to kick off the Winter season and send Grandma and Grandpa off to Sebring, FL. We'll see you in the Spring, Great Grandma and Grandpa!
|Gathered 'round the fire after a BIG dinner|
|Great Grandma Menk and Grandma Teresa enjoying the fire and some cocktails|
|Grandpa; 2 rummy dummies deep|
|Grandpa: 6 rummy dummies deep...|
|Here's Max, who was mistakenly wrapped up as a gift.|
Max, unwrapped, has words with Damien about his gift
|Ashleigh opening some early Christmas gifts. Pandora bracelet! Hi Shelby :)|
|Grandpa: 8 rummy dummies deep|
HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO EVERYONE! WE LOVE YOU, TRAVEL SAFE
AND WE HOPE TO SEE EVERYONE SOON!