Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Thanksgiving at the Ranch

For the past few years, my family has begun a new Thanksgiving tradition of celebrating at my aunt's house, which is on a ranch in Wetumpka, Oklahoma. Last year Jack was a little young to realize where we were, but this year he realized that he was in heaven. Little boy heaven, anyway! Not only was his favorite person there, my 8 year old cousin, Cody, and lots of yummy food within reach at all times, but there were also horses to ride, tractors to drive, etc. He was in awe and just had the time of his life!

Of course, the rest of us had a great time too. I always love getting together with the whole family and this was the first year in awhile that both Daniel and Adrienne, and Hayley and Nick were in town for Thanksgiving. It was so nice to spend time with everyone! We all went to see the movie Blind Side on Friday afternoon and went to the Thunder basketball game that night. It was a busy, but enjoyable weekend!

Jack snacking

Playing pool with Hayley and Nick

Playing in Cody's room

He discovered his passion for the guitar!

Eating at "the little table"

Heading down to see the horses with Daddy

Meeting Trigger with Grandad

Jack can't be anywhere too long without cleaning the place up a bit

Collin and Cody

Riding a tractor

An attempt at a family pic

Jack's first ATV ride. Mommy was very nervous

Somewhat better family pic

My parents, aunts and uncles, and grandparents

Showing Hayley how it's done

Snuggling with Uncle Nick

Here is a video of Jack playing the guitar for the first time:

And one of Jack's first horsie ride:

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