Thanksgiving 2016...22 of the Bud House extended family gathered together for a holiday celebration.
It was a FEAST with way more food than 22 people could ever eat in one sitting.
Since our gas well was still down, we went with Plan B which took us to our new church Ministry Center for the day...a great venue with plenty of room.
And yes, Dana DID come through with some special Thanksgiving cookie treats! Just beautiful...and DELICIOUS!
After the meal, a couple of group games for entertainment...
The Saran Wrap ball game...
Zach and Em were pros at this, having played it before...
All the excitement plumb knocked my sister Barb out of her chair!
This is a competitive bunch!
Okay...I know that's no news flash to anyone who knows us...
Then we tried played a hand-tapping game...
Trying for better success with just the kids...how hard can it really be to tap your hands???
Apparently a lot harder than it would seem...
Krew had a better use for his hands...
One nice thing about the church is the gym area for the "kids" to burn off a few calories...
Kristoffer's still got it...or does he?!
Aunt Barb was the kids' game coordinator, bless her heart!
Emily came well-stocked with Black Friday ads, so she and Dana could plan their shopping strategy.
Lots of talk time! The best part!
Barb with her two granddaughters, Mira and Maci...three beautiful gals, right there!
Until Barb does her Hillary imitation...not so beautiful then! But funny!!!
Let Gramaw kiss that sweet Krew-man face!
On your mark, get set, GO!!!
So. Much. ENERGY!
Kristoffer and Dana's family...how quickly those children are growing up!
Somebody borrowed my camera...
We were missing our Carolina, Texas, Florida, and Ellettsville peeps...but so thankful for the family that could be together.
Thankful and blessed.