Tuesday, December 9, 2008


This year we went to Noelle and Trent's house for Thanksgiving. My entire family, 27 of us, were there along with Trent's mom. We had great food, great company, and a great time. After we ate we went to a park next to the Mt. Timpanogos temple and took some family pictures. After pictures we went back to Noelle's to clean up and have more pie while the men went to a movie. Every year I say that the next time it's the women's (Michelle, did I put the ' in the right place on that one, it always confuses me?) turn to go to a movie while the men stay home and clean up but it never seems to happen that way. It was a great day. I'm so thankful for such an awesome family that I love to spend time with.

These pictures weren't actually taken on Thanksgiving but Addi and Oakley both had parties in their preschool and kindergarten classes and dressed up like Indians (or should I be politically correct and say Native Americans?). They were so cute I had to show the pictures.

Lexi had baby Scout in her arms as much as possible throughout the day.

What would Thanksgiving be without olives to put on your fingers?

We only had 10 pies and a pumpkin pie cake for 28 people but somehow we made due.

Grandpa and grandma with very uncooperative grandkids.

The entire Lyman clan (at least until June when Deco and Kera add one more:).


Rani said...

Love the family pic! What a fun turkey day! I'm with you on the women slave, men relax however...what can we do to change that up?

Nan said...

Hi, Marilyn. I just found your blog through Trent and Tanya's. I hope you don't mind. It is fun to see your family growing up. Do you remember when I visited you right after you had your first son? It doesn't seem like it was that long ago. I also have five kids, ages 12 down to 4. And I love being able to say that my baby girl will always be my baby, too. You are welcome to visit my blog if you want. thebartonshaveablog.blospot.com

Jenn said...

It looks like you guys had a fun Turkey day. So fun to see pictures of everybody. Cute grandkids!
We had a good day too but I did not get the camera out at all. :( This was about the first year we only had one dinner to go to and it was kind of nice.