Thanksgiving Day   |   December 02, 2014

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 A few days before Thanksgiving Becca came over to do some baking with us.
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 These days together are precious to us as our time together is running short.
They have their tickets to Papua New Guinea.

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 The tradition of “gooey rolls” isn’t as popular here as it was around the McFarland households but we make them anyway for nostalgia.

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 Finally out of the oven
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 …and ready to eat.
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 Becca and Paul having a little lunch

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 The night before Thanksgiving John took us out for supper.
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 It was such a fun evening and the babies were pretty good.
Which is always counted a huge blessing since we don’t really use baby sitters.
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 Daddy ordered Carlie some broccoli …
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She really likes broccoli, though this picture doesn’t show it.
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I really like hats and make them for Carlie all the time and she now thinks everything is a hat.
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Thanksgiving Day
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Our little pilgrim waiting for breakfast.
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Apple, cinnamon oatmeal! Her favorite.
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And water in her special cup from supper the night before.
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A ungrateful pilgrim.
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Licking the beater from the chocolate delight.
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Thanksgiving dinner at Uncle Jerry and Aunts Pam’s
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Dad Bryan and Donny.
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Gavin was getting his face painted for his Indian costume and Carlie was very fascinated, ” an adult writing on a child’s face with a crayon…hmmm? Just when you think you’ve seen it all!”

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Cousins, Gavin, Lily, Alyssa, with Anna on her lap.
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The traditional Thanksgiving candy hunt sponsored by Dad Bryan
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I know there are Far too many pictures of the Thanksgiving outfits but they make me laugh. It takes all this work to try to get a picture of the cousins all together.

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I left Carlie’s coat on because is was a windy, chilly day.
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She looks more like a red cross nurse than a pilgrim.
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Parents fixing the children
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and fixing the children…
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And adding the baby at the last minute 
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But he didn’t like sitting there in the blanket
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I don’t know why Carlie folders her hands like this. We never told her to or
 showed her how but she does it a lot when she’s supposed to be sitting still
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Ok finally we got it right
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Her face is so funny. You can tell exactly what she’s thinking
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Donny slept through the picture and I wasn’t about to wake 
him just to take him out in the cold and get a picture.
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Finally Daddy rescued her with putting her coat back on.
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Mrs. Bradford in a hurry
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They then tried to do an impromptu play.
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Carlie was done by the time the play came and didn’t want anything to do with it.
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She sat on my lap and watched though
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A late night volley ball game
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Tim and Becca came out in the evening and Paul and Carlie played together for a bit.
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Becca was bragging about her stroller so Carlie wanted to try it out.
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Joel started a large bonfire
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Becca and Paul
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I had to take a few pictures of my other little pilgrim before I got him ready for bed.
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Sleepy.
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Home again  just in time for bed
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This weekend Steve and Emily came over and Steve wired the shed with John.
Emily and I caught up and Keiffer and Carlie had fun playing.
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Carlie got to go shopping for supplies with Steve and John and was given her own apron.
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work, work,

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and more work
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the sand pile is the greatest thing ever for Keiffer and Carlie
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Finally! Light!
Thank you Steve! It’s perfect!
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Nate came over and helped put in windows.
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The “angelic” Pilgrim.
This picture is supposed to be with the others like it 
but some how it moved here to the end. I’m to lazy to put it back.
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