Tuesday, November 29, 2011

invites, deep fryers, inflatable deer oh my!

we like traditions.
and we really like thanksgiving.
since its at our house every year, my mommy always sends an invite out
to all extended family.
i get one too!  sent right to my office at work.
which just makes me laugh to get an invite to something that is taking place at my house
 all her invitations are pretty clever. but this year she especially made me laugh when
 she added all the many ways for us to respond....
cell phone. home phone. her blog. facebook. twitter. 
ooo social media. you run the world!

so i responded. i attended. and i'd say thanksgiving 2011 was a success!

one turkey was deep fried.  one was cooked in the oven. and nothing was burned down :)

 there is also, always a game we play. all of us. 
except my nana. but she watches!

in the past years there has been:
LCR, photo family contests, trivia, puzzles (of which my mom blew up 3 big family pictures & had them converted to puzzles!), cornhole, etc.
but, this year. 
this year was maybe the funniest.
a 48 inch inflatable deer. a cross bow. and foam arrows.
love thanksgiving. love traditions.

and as my brother put it ever so perfectly
"i don't know what i have done more of today- family pictures or eat"


Lauren said...

Oh my goodness I love that your mom sends out invites! :) That is so cute! Looks like so much fun! I'm glad you had a great Thanksgiving! :)

arianapia said...

the invites, the inflatable deer, the games...sounds like a BLAST!

can I come? :)

I seriously may have to go find that 3-D deer target. That is GENIUS!

sarah said...

this looks like a thanksgiving id like to be invited to :) your family is so fun!

Nicole said...

Your family seems so fun!

Young and Fabulous said...

hahah i love your brothers quote! family pictures are always a must during family gatherings...and most of the time my face starts turning to dread as more and more pics are snapped hahah

you have the cutest little family...your mom's invits, your family games, traditions really are the best!

yah you shoot that deer ! WOOP WOOP!


Ashley said...

i love that your mom has a blog too! thats really cute!

gotta love family traditions, especially during the holidays :)

cute pictures, lady!

Mandy@OrangeAutumn said...

It sounds like you had an amazing time!! The food looks delicious!

Katie said...

Your mom has a blog?! How cute!!! and the fact that she put it as a way to respond to the invite is priceless. She seems so sweet! just like you :)

we love games and traditions in our family too. Glad you had a great thanksgiving dear

Meg O. said...

That inflatable deer is hilarious!!

Alex said...

hahaha the inflatable deer that everyone gets to shoot is hilarious!!

Megan said...

Y'all are seriously the cutest family ever!!!! You definitely get your cute, celebratory side from your mom!!

Anna H said...

That deer game is amazing! Only in the South would that happen, and i love it! We had a deep fried turkey this year too and it was delicious!

jillian m. said...

Looks and sounds like a fabulous Thanksgiving! I've never tried deep-fried turkey before. Sounds delicious. But then again, anything deep-fried is delicious, isn't it?

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

I've always wanted to try a deep fried turkey!!! The fryers are soo expensive though!

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