Bethany’s Thanksgiving 2018!

I hope you all had a very happy Thanksgiving!

I’m delighted to say that we sure did!

This year our holiday was quiet, calm and relaxed.

Just the way we like it!!

It was just the seven of us, Mom; Dad; Bethany; Nate and Jerry, plus Rebekah and William.

Thanksgiving turkey

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As our kids have gotten older, moved away and started their own families we have had to accept that they will not all be coming home for every holiday.

But that’s okay, because even though we miss are married kids and grandkids dearly, we don’t mind sharing them with their in-laws every other year!

And some of our kids, like our daughter, Rachel, who is a missionary in Japan, live too far away to come home for just one day in the middle of the week!

This year, once again, we had a blast playing Apples to Apples, our favorite holiday game by far!

Of course, the funny things Bethany says in all her super adorableness are always great entertainment for us, too!

Since most of our kids have grown up and moved away, we have established the new tradition of setting up the Christmas tree after Thanksgiving dinner with whoever is here to help us!

This makes decorating the tree so much more fun for Bethany and even Jerry!

This year I decided to try flocking our Christmas tree and recruited Rebekah and Jerry to help me.

Bethany even wanted to join the fun!

If you’re not familiar with what flocking a Christmas tree is as I was not until recently, I’ll briefly explain what it is.

Basically it is sifting fake snow through a strainer while at the same time spraying the snow with water as you drop it on the tree.

This process is supposed to make your tree look like it has snow on its branches.

It didn’t actually work that great for us but that may be because I forgot about the strainer part!

Most of our snow did not stick to the branches!!

We sure did have a lot of fun trying, though!

The branches got so wet we decided to unplug the lights.

We certainly didn’t want to get electrocuted on Thanksgiving!!

Of course, all too soon it was time for Rebekah and William to go home and Thanksgiving 2018 was over!

How was your Thanksgiving?

Do you have any Thanksgiving traditions?


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