Tuesday, December 1, 2015
For our family, Thanksgiving has become a fun filled weekend in recent years, not just a day.
On Thursday we met at my Mother's house in San Marino, as is traditional.
Mike and Mary were there
Kevin and Artie drove in from Las Vegas
for the festivities
Jacob was there too for the ever so
predictable cousins having fun days
Mike and Laurie helped my sister
Linda in the kitchen
Andy and I drew yam KP duty
Jacob and Kevin were joined by their
cousin Max . . .
LET THE GAMES BEGIN!
"Go long Uncle Andy!"
Mary irritating everyone at the
local PETA office
The turkey looked GREAT
and tasted GREATER!!!
Time to feast
Post meal cuddle time
Max, our niece Lauren and my
Thursday was a good day with the popular trinity of family, food and football reigning as king.
On Friday and Saturday, we shifted our sights to Casa Contreras in Camarillo.
Mike erected his Civil War re-enactment
tent for the boys to use
I got even more quality cuddle time
As Andy, Jenn and Kevin (Artie too I suppose) will not be with us at Christmas time, we used Saturday for an early gift exchange for the kids.
Jenn getting ready for the storm
Cars, we got more CARS!!!
Vanessa helping Mary with her first doll
Andy and Mary
Never seen anything like this at a
Contreras gift exchange before!
Mary is so little
The boys with their weapons of choice
Kevin taking aim too
Hot Wheels were a huge hit
A doll, Jenn and Mary
Early Christmas was finished and
so is this blogpost except . . .
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