Sunday, November 26, 2017

Gobbe, Gobble

We had a fabulous trip to Corvallis for Thanksgiving.  It was filled with family, food, and fun!!  We stayed with Seth and Caroline's family which was super fun.  The kids enjoyed evenings playing games, putting together puzzles, and being spoiled with yummy salsa and chips with Seth and Caroline.
Lots of the family had a great time shooting clay pigeons.  Nate clearly has learned something at scout camp!

Chloe getting instructed by Poppi.

Tyler wasn't too bad either.

Thanksgiving day we each did our food preparations as the respective homes we were staying at (we were all kind of split up at various homes) and then brought it all to the Institute to finish our preparations.  Keeping up with the Ditto tradition of making oreo turkeys we pumped out thirty for all the guests.

Lots of playing

Willie and my cousin Eleanor's little guy were the two youngest guests.

The whole clan minus Zuma (cousin Eleanor's husband who is taking the pictures)

Loved my time with all the nieces and nephews

Emily captured this great picture of Chloe and the Andersen kiddos Sunday morning with Ami and Poppi.
Some of the Post-turkey Trot Runners
Seth organized a 5K or a 1K for us all to participate in on his birthday at the Lewisburg Saddle.  It's funny how I lived in Corvallis for years but never knew of this location until recently.  We had a great time -- even those that were grumbling at first ended up doing the 1K several times.  Tyler actually won the 5K, Aunti Leah was second, Natedog came in third place, and Sage was in 4th place.  Everyone agreed that the 5K was not for the faint at heart!  Apparently there was quiet the large hill that just kept going!  I enjoyed a nice stroll on the 1K with a former high school friend of mine.  

We felt so blessed to have so much family in town for Thanksgiving!!  What a treat to have seen everyone several times this year!!

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