Thanksgiving 2009 at Nana and Grandpa Hall's:
It was a joyful yet low-key Thanksgiving. (That's the way we like it!) While Kirsten, Audrey, her Mom and sisters baked up a storm, Joe took the boys on a "Thanksgiving Morning Adventure." One of the highlights was visiting this creepy old cemetary in Everett, and climbing "Rucker's Tomb."
(By the way.... thanks Mom, for letting me talk you into trying some new dishes, despite the heated "controversy." The meal was divine!!
Christmas Eve/ Danish Dinner 2009:
This year we hosted the much anticipated "Danish Dinner" at the McNames home. It is a special tradition in our family, and it was so much fun to have family AND friends there to participate with us. The menu included all Scandinavian dishes, and a big thanks to Tom for making the "Aebleskiver," they were so delish!!!
Audrey and I made the gingerbread house.... ok we cheated a little, by using a pre-made kit. But the licorice roof was all our idea!
It wouldn't be Christmas Eve without a manger scene reenactment. Karoline, Karli, Tyler and Tommy were such good sports to play along with the kids! Quinn took his role as Wise man very seriously!
Christmas Morning 2009:
I guess just ...... THANKS SANTA!!!!!