Luke, Patty, Anna Kate, Caroline, and Eleanor

Luke, Patty, Anna Kate, Caroline, and Eleanor

Saturday, February 20, 2016

Thanksgiving with the Hanks family!

Thanksgiving this year was spent with my sister and her family and we had such a special time together. We certainly missed the rest of the Burgin side of the family, but any time spent with each other is a blessing! They drove down on Wednesday and ew had a wonderful 4 days together. 

We had some crafts to keep the kids busy.

Aunt Sarah read everyone bedtime stories.

Of course, we cooked a big Turkey dinner. Even without Mom or Grandma or Rachael. It wasn't easy, but we succeeded (although I understand from Grandma that our Turkey is upside down!).

 Even the kids helped peel potatoes!

Dustin suggested we take REI's "Opt Outside" challenge instead of doing Black Friday, so we drove a little ways out of town to a nature reserve and did some hiking! The kids loved collecting giant pinecones!

 They headed back on Saturday, which happened to be rivalry Saturday. We were all wearing our team colors, but we weren't actually pulling against each other that day!

And then I had to include a picture of this year's Thankful tree. We enjoy this fun tradition!

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