Friday, December 4, 2009

Delayed Thanksgiving Post

It has been over a week ago now but I am just getting around to putting pictures up of Thanksgiving. Don't judge me. We had a great Thanksgiving and really enjoyed spending time with Ryan's family, getting to meet Greg's darling girlfriend and seeing friends.This Thanksgiving was a little bit different as The Smart's are in the process of renovating their home. Which meant minimal furniture, fridge in the garage, dinner outside and most importantly NO dishwasher! Let me tell you that we all took turns but probably took 3 hours to clean up...but it sure was good food. However, I am still not sure if all the fuss is worth such a quick sit down, eat and then it's over. Don't tell Ryan.

Friday we took advantage of the nice weather and headed to the Zoo. It was really crowded but it was fun going as a family some of the family hadn't ever been. Glad we were able to change that! And now Grandma and Grandpa have an annual pass so they will be joining us more often!

A great advantage of having Grandpa there is to carry Camryn in the backpack. He loved it because it was the one time she didn't cry because he was holding her. Such a sweet face.

Greg and Ryan being cheese balls and Camryn could care less because she is mesmerized by the Flamingos.

Later that night we were able to meet up with a bunch of friends at Fidel's for some din din and catch up. Man I wish everyone lived closer! What a fun group.

Don't know how we did it but we managed to get a family picture before Jake had to get back to law school. Sad he had to leave so soon. And how good does Whitney look for being 6 months pregnant?! You seriously couldn't even tell she was prego. We are so excited to have another girl cousin!

On Saturday we headed to Julian with Mia and Nate. It is a cute little old mining town that is known for their apple pie. (And let me tell you they should be known for their pumpkin apple pie and apple cider! So good!) We heard it would be cold but figured it was only an hour and half from SD so how cold could it really be? 38 degrees cold! We were not prepared! Camryn ended up wearing Mia's extra pair of mittens on her feet! But aside from the cold we had a great time. And it was great to be able to see some snow and feel as though it is actually winter.

Getting warm in candy shop and enjoying Smarties. Luckily Brenda had gotten this coat just before otherwise we would have had nothing warm for her.

Showing that was actually snow! Can you see the mittens on her feet here?

Thanks Mia and Nate for showing us such a fun place to visit! Next time we will be more prepared. Hope you all had a great Thanksgiving and are getting ready for Christmas in 3 weeks!


nikki said...

Did you guys get a new camera? That pic of Camryn asleep on Grandpa's back is adorable! You packed in fun stuff as usual. I'm kinda with you on the Thanksgiving clean-up. Mine was minimal this year, thank goodness. I like you guys in the coldness - you look like we do when it gets chilly here - totally unprepared! And loving the Smart family photo. Don't think I knew that Whitney was pregnant! Congrats to her but rudeness for being so tiny!

Krissy said...

My advice for the thanksgiving fiasco is to do what Mike and Suz did last year- they took all of us to Sundance for an amazing feast complete with carving station and waitor, and best of all no clean-up! I'm sure everyone would be up fir thanksgiving in Utah! And so exciting about Whitney!

Chase and Nichole said...

Fun Thanksgiving! And only in San Diego could you have Thanksgiving dinner outside! I am longing for that warm weather right now:) Camryn is such a doll, I can't wait for the next time I get to see her! You and Ryan look fabulous as always!

Amy said...

Sorry about me being a horrible sister and not commenting. I'll make up for it by commenting now, k? Love the picture of Camryn asleep in the backpack. Where is Julian? Fun that you got to experience a little snow for a day. That's about all I want to experience each year.

Amanda said...

1. I love Julian and I have fond memories of sledding there when I was younger. Where else can you be by the beach and then within a few hours be in the snow?!?

2. I can totally sympathize with no dishwasher. Ben's parent's is broken and has been for over a year. Yes, that means that every holiday where there are over 12 people we have had to do ALL the dishes by hand. Bleh!

Nichelle said...

i'm so sad i missed cam telling me no no and giving me suspicious looks-so glad i got to party with you guys though. love you both

Karen M. said...

This Thanksgiving will always be the one you remember because of all the different things that happened. I love your pictures especially the sibling one. Good thinking on the mittens-it gets cold in those backpacks when they aren't moving around!