collage Thanksgiving

We traveled to Anchorage for the Thanksgiving holiday so that Jarom could play in a hockey tournament.  It’s fun having him back out on the ice again after taking a couple of years off.  We were there for 4 days and had a grand time.  However, I don’t know what it is about sitting and watching hockey games that just wears me out.


Haha I love this picture of these two in their turkey induced comas post dinner,  sleeping through watching  football.

I think I will spare you all of the grisly details of our whole trip and just give you the condensed version with a few of the high and low points.  Here they are in random order:


  • spending Thanksgiving with our rarely seen cousins
  • getting to leave town and go to the “big” city
  • no one throwing up in the car on the drive.  It was touch and go there for a while
  • getting to spend 4 days in a hotel
  • Thanksgiving dinner that I didn’t have to cook
  • No turkey to debone after dinner
  • Chocolate Cream and Pumpkin Pie
  • not having to do laundry or make a single meal for 4 days
  • going to see “Frozen” in the theater
  • swimming in the hotel pool
  • getting pizza and just hanging out
  • Jarom having a hockey stick (see low points)
  • having a big bull moose jump a 6 foot high fence and run into the road right in front of us in downtown Anchorage
  • getting to watch Jarom play hockey
  • Jarom’s team taking second in the tournament, YAY!

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  • 7 hour car trip each way
  • cutting my forehead open on a glass shelf in the hotel bathroom
  • Jarom leaving his hockey stick at home and worrying that we wouldn’t be able to get him a new one
  • falling backward off the bed and getting a huge bruise on my arm (I don’t think I’m normally as klutzy as this trip is making me seem)
  • one of my girls (who shall remain nameless) accidentally kicking her cousin just above the eye and cutting it open, and having it bleed all over
  • Jarom loosing his nice coat somewhere
  • my sister-in-law’s back bothering her so bad she had to be taken to the urgent care, and then the emergency room all in one evening
  • having a big bull moose jump a 6 foot high fence and run into the road right in front of us, in downtown Anchorage.  Shawn was worried the people behind us were going to rear-end us when we slammed on the brakes
  • Jarom’s team taking second in the tournament, 🙁  They were so disappointed that they lost.

Overall it was a great weekend, and I hope you had as great of a Thanksgiving as we did (minus the cuts and bruises!)

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