Sunday, November 23, 2008

EARLY THANKSGIVING


We had our U.S. Thanksgiving celebration yesterday. Plans turned out to be complicated for the traditional turkey dinner day so we went ahead and had ours early.
There were 10 of us eating ourselves silly and having loads of good fun and conversation.
One of the best things was raking our leaves into a huge pile and jumping in them. Being in Northern California and not having real seasons like those on the East Coast made this extra special for us. Even Snicker got into the act trying to bury her bone in the leaf pile.
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24 comments:

Rinkly Rimes said...

We don't ever get real falling leaves. But the leaves of the gum trees fall ALL the time and make a constant mess!

jel said...

that looks like fun!

happy thanksgiving!


we are have thanksgiving with the kids next weekend!

magiceye said...

what fun! lovely capture of all the action
happy thanksgiving!!!

Beverly said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you. Jumping in leaves looks like fun!

Olivier said...

Happy Thanksgiving, une photo amusante ;o))

Happy Thanksgiving, a photo fun ;o))

AVCR8TEUR said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful time. Any day is a good day for a family get-together. Happy Thanksgiving!

~tanty~ said...

They looked really having fun and enjoyed themselves :)
Happy thanksgiving!

Cimba7200 said...

A good action shot Sue. Kids love doing things like that huh? - Dave

evlahos said...

beautiful composition. they seem to have funny time

Leena said...

Good Monday and greetings from the middle of snow.
Those cheerful things are same in everywhere - like jumping to the leaves :)
Happy week to yo and your family!

I am going again to see Melli next weekend and bigger grandchildren too.

Ruth said...

I'm very glad to see you can play in the leaves in California! It looks like a great family time, which is what this holiday is good for. I still think it's the one holiday we have that remains true to its call.

Bear Naked said...

Love the smiles!!
Happy Thanksgiving.

Bear((( )))

Laurie said...

Wonderful fun shot! Nothing wrong with celebrating early!

Happy Thanksgiving!

CG said...

appy thanksgiving/leaf jumping day!

Kansas Bob said...

That looks like fun!

barkfoot said...

Whenever I rake the leaves I can't resist kicking my way through the pile and having a jump about while no one is looking.

Hilary said...

I haven't jumped into a pile of leaves since my guys were little. It's too late for that here, this year, but maybe I'll plan on a snow angel or two. Wonderful shot - full of fun.

sheoflittlebrain said...

Lovely action shot! The colors are beautiful and the fun is evident:) I'm glad you had such a wonderful family time..that means everything...

Rambling Woods said...

I'm glad that you had a good Thanksgiving..and I have such fond memories of the kids and leaf piles...

Chris and Deb said...

Oh what fun!! So glad that you could spend it with your family Sue...even if it was early!

Have a very blessed Thanksgiving!

joan said...

Looks like fun! We have lots of leaves here but all are on the ground now.

MedaM said...

Wonderful time and lovely photo!
Happy Thanksgiving!

lv2scpbk said...

Looks like everyone is having a blast.

Moi said...

haha....I want a puppy for Christmas :)