Friday, November 25, 2011

The One with Thanksgiving 2011

Today was just how Thanksgiving should always be - full of food, friends, family, fun, laughter, lights, and lots of Christmas movies. We arrived at the Warners a little after 9am - just in time to watch the Macy's Thanksgiving Parade!
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I brought Fox's bag-o-toys which kept him entertained for .02 seconds. He wants the TV 'motes, cameras, cell phones, and computers.
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After the parade we headed outside to take pictures and set up Christmas lights. Provo is so beautiful.
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Aunt Allie and Mr. Fox.
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Baby Fox kisses!
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Trimming the tree.
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Eric's ultimate jumping photos. A+++
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Joey wanted to come outside and play so badly! If he didn't run away and not come back when he's called we woulda...
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Our little family on Thanksgiving Day 2011.
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Did I mention Allie got engaged?
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Kidding. She just tried Aunt Katy's ring on for size. Don't have a heart attack Malm :)

Joey got soooo much attention from all the wee little ones. He was a good doggie and kept his cool all day. The puppy training classes worked like a charm!
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The feast began around 5pm.
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The Taylors/Evans' had our own exclusive table. Wish you were here Malm and Dald!
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Dinner fit for a king!
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Finally it was dark enough to light up the masterpiece - aka the tree in the front yard.
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Magnificent!

We packed up our messes and then drove to The Riverwoods Mall to see all the twinkle lights.
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The original Taylor siblings.
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This mall has changed so much since we moved to California two years ago - for the better! It's great!
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I love the icicle lights on this tree.
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Mr. Taylor and His Lady in Santa's House.
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A picture of the entire group, except Fox. He got the shaft cuz he was down low.
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Now that Thanksgiving is over it's time to devote our 100% attention to Christmas!
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Fox loooooved the lights! You can see him pointing at this super bright tree.
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Awestruck.
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Then we came over to the Taylors and watched Four Christmases followed by Elf. The plan was to stay up til midnight to hit up the Black Friday sales at Target, but every party has a party pooper and that's why they invited me :) I'll just go in the morning. Next year I bet sales will start during Thanksgiving so it'll have to be changed to Black Thursday and then Black Wednesday and then Black Tuesday until "Black Friday" is in October.
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Perfect Thanksgiving from beginning to end!

13 comments:

Jen W. said...

Thanks for sharing your Thanksgiving and all the gorgeous lights!

Dassow Mommy said...

I like Fox's argyle sweater and your shirt with the yellow dots. Cute cute cute.

Virginia L. said...

What can I say? You are one amazing blogger! I can feel the Thanksgiving atmosphere through your seasonal and happy photos! Why do we Canadians have Thanksgiving so early (back in October)!? I love the American one, too!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

I love looking at your family photos--it looks like everyone had a great time! I LOVE that you put "Don't have a heart attack Malm!!"!!! Sooooo funny--and what a gorgeous ring:) LOVE those jumping photos! AWESOME!!! And those family photos of you, fox, Chris...toooo precious:)

Laurie LaRiviere said...

Happy thanksgiving to you too Paige, those pics are great, thanks for always sharing such nice memories with everyone, those lights are great! and your pics of food are making me want to go and get some leftovers now... :)

Louella said...

WOW!! It looks like you had an AMAZING day!! All that food looked DELICIOUS!!

Cheryl Leong said...

haha... totally like the 'awestruck' on Fox's faace :)

Rebecca said...

Sounds like a wonderful day! Happy Thanksgiving :)

sandee said...

Favorites:
1. People in the tree putting the lights on. Now that's what I call "getting into the Christmas spirit"!
2. Eric's jumping photo with tongue sticking out...definetly a multi tasker!
3.poor Joey looking out from the door...I think I'm still thinking awwwww, poor baby!
4.I just love that picture of Allie's "faux engagement" picture, beautiful shot!
5. Poor Joey again, lol, he looks like he is being cornered but taking it in a good way!
6. And last but not least...I want a close up picture of that huge chicken!!
Great pictures as usual, I always have such a good time at your blog!

Belle said...

I love this post, it's my favourite I've seen in soo long. You havany e a beautiful family and you can really feel the joyous and loving atmosphere you guys have!! I'm following you now and can't wait to read all your future posts!! I'd love it if you could follow me back because I'm a new blogger and would appreciate support. My blog is soyezmabelle.blogspot.com

Thank you and keep up the hardwork!!

Chris said...

I sure had fun with you and Fox and your family! Happy Thanksgiving!

Punk Rock Mom said...

So cute! I have a question for you. Why do you call your parents Malm and Dald? Is it a nickname or a regional or cultural thing?

Marlene McCune said...

Those jumping photos are so awesome. Love them.