Fall Break Fun

I loooove when all my babies are home from school!   Between all the Turkey Day fun, multiple photo sessions and a family friend’s wedding, Fall Break went way too fast!!!

  So every year, the kids BEG their daddy to build them a HUGE pile of leaves and throw them into it.  It’s hysterical to watch them disappear down into the pile.  Even the cats got involved in the fun this time!  🙂

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Silly Stripes! Do you see him peeking?

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Everyone takes a turn getting tossed into the pile.

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We are blessed to have the majority of both our extended families in town, so for Holidays we tend to do lunch at one place and supper at another.

Dale’s grandparents had 10 children, each of them has like 5 kids and now that our generation has kids, its gotten even bigger.  Aunt Lucy’s table has 18 leaves and stretches from one side of the room to the other.  Then there is still a young adult and very full kids table in the kitchen.  It is one loud, busy place!  Each child has a group of cousins to run around with, so they love it.  Blog collage 5

Uncle Mike had his new Razor there this year, so it was extra COOL!

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Ty before.                                                                Ty after.

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My family gathering is much smaller, and quieter, but fun just the same.  It was such a blessing to have Grandpa home to visit from the nursing home, he misses being at home with Grandma so much.  The infamous Aunt Gena and Uncle Dan were there, a Great Uncle and Aunt from Iowa, who are like Grandparents to the kiddos, and even an Oregon cousin, who came to visit from college.  The kids loved playing Bingo with everyone!  Poor Nana, was sick and couldn’t join us.   😦

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Hope your Thanksgiving was great and spent with those you love!  I am so thankful for this blog and all of you. I am also thankful there is still half a Double Sensation Pumpkin Pie residing in my fridge for me to eat on this week….

Just sayin’!


6 thoughts on “Fall Break Fun

  1. I so appreciate that your sweet family takes time to enjoy the simple things in life…like having daddy toss them onto the big leaf pile. That’s so precious! That huge long table full of people is A.MA.ZING! Looks like ya’ll had a special time together. Bummer Nana didn’t get to be a part! =( Thanks for sharing.

  2. I love the look on Avery’s face when she is looking in her Daddy’s eyes. It is a wonderful thing for a child to have complete trust in their daddy. It is so great to have that big family fun. My mom only had one brother, my dad was an only child so I only have 2 first cousins. All of our parents have passed on and all of our siblings too. So our festivities are pretty small….that is why I am so very thankful for our 7 grandchildren….they make enough noise that it seems like 30 or so. Thanks for sharing, Tonya. Waiting for that salad recipe.

  3. Oh what fun my mom had 10 brothers /sisters and they most all had large families of their own to so our get togethers looked just like that : was fun times though!
    I remember growing up my Dad would throw my brother and I in Hugh piles of leaves like that as well I LOVED it!
    Loved your photos!

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