Thanksgiving was spent in Corpus Christi with both sets of family. We are blessed to have both sets of parents in the same city! I love how we are able to see everyone each holiday. We stuffed our faces full of lots of great food and spent a lot of quality time with our loved ones. Here are some of the highlights from the time spend with my parents....
Our family loves to get together and play tennis at the nearby park. Here is tennis pro, Aubrey Ann...
Ella got so into it. It was so cute!
One day we headed to the mall, did some shopping, and visited the Polar Express area. I even got to meet the conductor, Mr. Tom Hanks himself!
Me, my mom and sis pose for a Twilight shot. Look at us sportin our Twilight gear and lookin mighty fine.
Thanksgiving Day at my Grandparents home. Here are a few of the "Great grandkids" with a couple of "Grands" thrown in.
All the kids had lots of fun picking oranges from my grandparents trees (and eating them!)
My family got a new maltese puppy while we were there(an early Christmas present for my bros). He is so cute! We all agreed on the name Bowser...anyone that knows my family, knows this suits them perfectly:) My brothers=nintendo crazies.
Cali and Bowser taking a break. It had been a long day:)
And here are some of the highlights from Joey's parents house....
Nana planned a really fun activity for the kids, a "Championship Cook-Off." Ella & Don paired up to make dinner(Chicken Cacciatori) and Aubrey & Kai paired up to make Strawberry Shortcake. The kids had so much fun creating their meals. Here they are at work. . .
Enjoying the fruits of their labor. It was so delicious! They did an awesome job.
We planned an awards ceremony where each participant received an award. They loved that. The girls treasure their awards!
Thanksgiving Day! Joe and his tasty turkey. It was yum! And so was everything else we ate that day. I definitely gained weight on this trip....
Here are just a couple of silly pics. Here is Cali driving her car....