Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Thanksgiving 2010 - To Grandmother's House We Go

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

1 comment:

  1. Ohhhh, We love you both so much. Your note about our Thanksgiving/Christmas get together made me cry. And at the same time, I laughed at those pictures. Grandpa laughed too at his rummy dummie ones. Ha!! Can hardly wait to hold Jude and love him so very much. You are both just the greatest Grandkids we could ever wish for. Take care in that winter weather that is coming your way.Time should go fast for you now and before you know it, you will be up those long nights trying to figure out why Jude just doesn't want to sleep. We will hurry home in the spring to see all three of you. Miss you and again we send our love. Great Grandma & Grandpa Menk