Thursday, November 24, 2011

New 52 | Week 47: Thanksgiving Edition

I got to spend four days last week celebrating an early Thanksgiving at my sister’s NEW house in Texas.  (That’s the *new* part of the New 52 this week.:) 
My sister and brother-in-law and my nephews moved into the house in May.  So a few months ago my dad suggested that we celebrate Thanksgiving at my sister’s new house.  So we basically invited ourselves there, ha ha!  But I don’t like to fly on the week of actual holidays because of the cost and the crowds, so we decided to go the week before Thanksgiving.

Our outgoing flight got delayed 4 hours, which is more time than the actual flight time.  We were already at the airport, so we called the American Airlines customer service and were able to get on an earlier flight.  It was still three hours after our original flight was supposed to take off.  I love taking pictures of the clouds when we’re high enough.  It was raining when we left, but as soon as the plane got above the clouds it was sunny!

During our trip there was a lot of jumping.

There were stuffed animals.

There was an adults only lunch at Chili’s on Friday while the kids were in school.

There was a TON of Wii playing.  Uncle Todd might be all Wii’ed out!

There was a Tai Kwon Do class.

There was Texas BBQ-eating.

There was gingerbread house-making.  This has become a tradition now between Aunt Christine, Uncle Todd, and Andrew.
Tada!  Our gingerbread wonderland!
Of course, not two minutes after it was done, Andrew broke it apart and started eating it.

Todd and Alex got to play Madden Football video game.  This is their tradition dating back to the mid-1990’s when Alex and Joyce were dating. 
So every time Alex comes to visit, or Todd goes to visit in TX, they have to play Madden Football.

We really enjoyed our visit to my sister’s new house to celebrate an early Thanksgiving!  So happy to see her because last time I saw them was back in August 2010 when they came to visit us.  Time sure flies!

About This Project

New52 is a project started by Peppermint and I to encourage each other and others around us to try something new every week in 2011. The "new" each week doesn't have to be something big. It could be something as simple as ordering a new dish instead of old standbys at your favorite restaurant. It's simply opening your heart up to NEW possibilities.
Don't worry if you're late getting started on joining in. It's totally OK if you miss a week here or there. We encourage everyone to keep an open mind about trying something new. This is a life project, and a photography/blog and even scrap challenge if you wish. If you participate this week, please leave a link to your blog post in the comments of this post.


  1. Heehee! Loved Alex's flourish with the house! Glad you had a super time.

  2. Sounds like you had a wonderful time.

  3. What a fun visit! And I love the gingerbread "tah-dah!"
    Happy thanksgiving!

  4. What a cool Aunt and Uncle! Love the gingerbread house..and the BBQ ;)

  5. OK, so I'm back with a New 52 linky...

    I'll try to combine my comments next time...if I can figure out how to get it together. Don't hold your breath. :D

  6. Ooo new dachshund can't wait to check it out!


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