Monday, December 8, 2008

Thanksgiving 2008

Thanksgiving 2008
Sick Kids and Sloppy Joes

This year for Thanksgiving we decided to stay home. We thought about going to California to spend the holiday with my mom and sister, but Matt really wanted to have a Thanksgiving just our family. We made plans to go to some friends house for pie, but the main course was just us. It turned out to be a good thing since the night before, Brayden and Mia both started throwing up. With a bad night's sleep I got up and ran the Mesa Turkey Trot 10k and Matt snuck out to play a little football in the ward Turkey bowl. By dinner time, the kids were feeling a little better, and were able to eat some dinner. I cut out a bunch of turkey feathers from construction paper and the kids wrote different things they were thankful for. Then at dinner, we talked about what they wrote. Some of them were pretty funny. This one takes the cake: Yes, Chase is thankful for SLOPPY JOES!!!! Gross, I don't even like sloppy joes, but they're Chase's favorite and he's thankful for them!

Look what else Chase is thankful for...his hermit crab!

I know it's surprising that the kids are thankful for BYU. They're pretty much obsessed with BYU. I hope they can get in when it's time for college.

This one is by Mia. I love how Kindergarteners spell!

Chase and Bray are just too cool!

Mom and Mia
Chase was the one child who wasn't at all sick. He really enjoyed that leg of the turkey!

Yep, my 3 year old, Tanner, is guzzling Diet Pepsi. You can thank Matt for that!

It was a great Thanksgiving even with sick kids and kids that are thankful for sloppy joes!


Cheryl said...

What a fun idea to write down what you are thankful for. And I too love inventive spelling!

Your dining room looks just like yours in Louisville. What fun memories!

We miss you guys! Let's set up a time for our Cafe Rio lunch. We can't wait!

Kristi said...

What a fun day. Having lived away from family for so long, I have learned to appreciate 'our" family time. Your kids and their "thankful cards" are darling. Miss you....

sarah said...

I am so glad I read your post to make sure you didn't serve sloppy joes FOR thanksgiving dinner! I was a little scared there for a minute!

Bill and Tara said...

Oh I love it! I actually thought the same thing as Sarah, "Did they eat sloppy joes for Thanksgiving dinner?" Great pictures.

Shanen said...

That's a fun thing to do, writing down what you are thankful for. Did you "pin the feathers" on the turkey as a game afterwards?? =) I might hav eto try that for next year. Glad you had a nice day.

Chelsea said...

cute idea Julie! I thought when I read the title that you were going to say you had sloppy joes for Thankgiving dinner!

Chelsea said...

well apparantly I should read the other comments before I WRITE THE EXACT SAME THING!! Stupid!

Elle said...

Hey Jules...I love your Thanksgiving. I think that's awesome you guys did it just your family.

Florida looks so fun too!

Chick-Fil-A btwn. Christmas & New Years??

shay said...

Julie {Haslam}! I just got Denny & Nichole's Christmas card with a link to their blog and found you! Maybe you don't even remember me since I only knew you for a quick snippet--you look fabulous--beautiful family--holy cow you and Matt have 5--it's so nice to see LARGE families to know we're 'not alone' in kid craziness out there! If you look at our blog and see Curt {Windhorst} and recognize the face but see McLaughlin as our last name...same people---we changed our name years ago to his biological father's name...LONG story. Anyway, fun to find you and see you in all your cuteness:)
shayla {menzie} mclaughlin

Cheryl said...


I am so sorry we didn't get to see you guys while we were in Utah. Our trip was crazy busy with Christmas, New Years and the wedding. It would have been perfect if we could have hung out with you at Cafe Rio again!

Hope you had a wonderful Christmas and New Years!

Miss you!

Mase said...

How cute, I love these. What a great family. I especially like the BYU one :)