Saturday, November 26, 2011

Cousin-palooza 2011

Thanksgiving last year was such a blast that we decided to have a do-over this year. Lisa and her family came up from Tennessee, Kristin and her family came from Richmond, Pop Pop, Mom, Jeff, Jim and Judy all came for round two. Last year we had learned a few things and so this year was even more seamless and relaxed. After our turkey feast we played a rousing game of basketball, or watched a movie and then at 4:30 we skyped with Becky in Australia and filed through wishing them a belated happy Thanksgiving (it was already Friday morning there). The kids probably had the most fun of all hanging out with cousins they haven't seen since last year.

Lisa's family stayed with us again this year (lucky us!) We went into DC and toured the White House and saw the National Archives and then on Friday, Kristin's family joined us and the girls headed to Old Town Alexandria and Georgetown while the boys went back to DC to catch a few museums. We gathered that evening for dinner and games that we've played since we were kids like Pit and Characters and we all laughed so hard we cried. I am convinced that our family may be funnier than any other. Kristin especially had us rolling the most. I don't think anyone wanted to leave or go to sleep that night. It really was so much fun and I am so thankful for sisters with children who love and play with mine. Family is the best!

Kendall and Brooke- beautiful nieces!
Brandon and Gavin- inseparable
Mason and Emory- his favorite cousin!

Skyping with Becky and fam
Four sisters

1 comment:

Lisa Allen said...

We miss you guys!!! PLEASE move to Nashville!