Sunday, January 17, 2016

Thanksgiving in Abingdon and a holiday kick off!

We had a really great Thanksgiving week and weekend.  Mom came up early for Grandparents day and was able to spend a few days alone with the boys.  Papa and Chloe and Aunt Jenny came up Tuesday night when Jenny got off work.  We had a great feast on Thursday and were thankful to have the whole family together.  David was off for Thanksgiving as well so it was extra special to have this time together.
The day after Thanksgiving we went to see the Miracle on 34th Street at the Barter theater.  It was wonderful! The Barter never fails to put on a great show.  This is one of my favorite Christmas movies and it was nice to see the Barter production of it.  Don't the kids look sweet in their semi holiday outfits.  It was unseasonably warm this year for the holidays.  I think it was close to 65 degrees this day.

The kids and David biked into town for the show.  The rest of us drove in the car.  David was able to get some great photos of the kids around town before the show began.
Props to Chloe for riding her mountain bike to town in a dress!  I told her I did it with Uncle David all the time!  Lucas in the background makes me giggle.
Daddy and David took a little time to check out the jeeps in Lebanon.  No doubt they found one they liked.

Sweet pictures of the kiddos before heading out to Farmer Larry's Christmas dinner!

Daddy made the picture!  He has more fun biking to town than the kids do!
Brothers.  Love.
The gang out for small business Saturday.  We all biked into town, including Aunt Jenny.  Then we spent the better part of the afternoon shopping around downtown Abingdon.  It was a really fun outing and we were lucky with the warm weather and the rain holding off.

Here we are at Farmer Larry's Old Time Christmas dinner and festivities.  While we decorated the Christmas tree with Mrs. Lynn, Farmer Larry took another group out on a twilight hayride to see the animals.  Mrs.  Lynn told stories of decorating trees in Christmas's past and let the kids make wishes and don the tree with old fashioned ornaments.  The kids enjoyed the stories more than decorating the tree.
Gaga enjoyed decorating the tree.

Really nice dinner to put us all in the Christmas spirit!
Dinner was delicious and fun for the kids.  We had soup served in small canning jars.  The dinner was chicken legs/thighs, corn on the cob, rolls and baked potatoes.  They did give us a fork for the potato but the rest of the dinner you were to eat with your hands.  The kids all helped to clean up the tables and took dirty dishes from everyone back into the kitchen.  This may have been their favorite part of the dinner.  Farmer Larry and Lynn always so a great job of interacting and including the kids.
The last festivity for the night was a puppet show of the Night Before Christmas Farmer Larry and Lynn style.  This was a really sweet evening and another great way to start up the holiday season.  The food was good and the company was better.
Peppermint ornaments the boys and I made together.  Tied up with a pretty bow and these ornaments were a beautiful addition to our tree!

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