Monday, December 01, 2008

I Wish, I Wish...

...That my family could come for Thanksgiving weekend.

Oh wait, they did!
(good thing I didn't need my wish cause Drew & I couldn't pull that thing apart; Owen & I did and Owen got the longest piece)

Here's how it went:

My parents, Rachel, and Cole drove through the night to get here.

Pretty much first thing Wednesday,
Dad fixed the door to our entertainment center (on a couple hours sleep).
That door the movers broke.

Then when Brent, Errin, Jones, and Derek got here
we went to Lula's Chocolate Factory for our I Love Lucy moment.

Then the aquarium.

Then Bubba Gump's on Cannery Row for dinner.

And then there was Thanksgiving.

Dad was in charge of the turkey.
What, you've never cooked a turkey this way?

Well, it was good.

While it was cooking we went to Lover's Point.

And took lots of pictures.

And Owen got wet and took off his pants.

Chad & Cherisse's family got here after dinner the night before

Then we ate that good turkey picnic style in the front yard.

And ate some more.

And played games.

And looked at ads.

Then the next day...


Clay pigeon shooting (guys).

I got a babysitter so the girls could be tourists.

And ride a surrey.

Babies aren't allowed on surreys
and Mom is honest (that's a compliment)
so we got to take turns hanging with Jones.

Then we sampled clam chowders on Old Fisherman's Wharf to find which one was the best.

I wanted it to be Cafe Fina where Rachael Ray went on $40 a Day but Crabby Jim's won.

Then we took a picture with Bob cause the sign told us to.

And then the guys (minus Derek who flew home early)
met us at Crabby Jim's for the chowder.

And I got fish tacos.

Then Saturday...

Breakfast at First Awakenings (where Rachael Ray did go on $40 a Day)
for amazing peach coconut pancakes.

Then Brent, Errin & Jones said goodbye.

Then the Monarch Butterfly Sanctuary

Then we ended with Point Lobos.

Which is still amazing.

And a great way to end a weekend that was the best.

I'd be real bummed right now if Christmas wasn't right around the corner.


Krissie said...

I love the weekend. I'm glad you were able to be with family!

KatieJ said...

That looks like such a fun weekend! And all your good food has made me hungry!

Steph said...

so so so so so so so cute! I'm guessing your visiting family will never forget this trip!

Brenna said...

I believe you guys hit every single thing to do here. You are an amazing tour guide!
I wanna know where they went clay pigeon shooting...did they have to go all the way to Morgan Hill? If not sign me up!

riggsfam said...

I'm glad you had such a fun weekend with family and lots of good food!

Ashley said...

Wow. That sounds like it was fun. It always is whe you get to spend it with family.

Ann said...

So glad your family could come out for the holiday! Looks like you guys had fun, and looks like rachel ray doesn't know what she's talking about.

Phil and Stacie said...

Looks like an amazing weekend! Love all the pictures! You really are the best tour guide--you make me want to come visit =)

Sara Hollobaugh said...

I am glad you had a great Thanks-giving. I especially love the picutre with your 3 kids in the red blanket. They all look so much alike!

sara said...

You're so lucky to have your family come out! :)
What a BALL!!!!!!
AND no rain!!!!! :)

Everything looked fab-o. I really, really, really can't get enough of Sally!! The picture of her standing up (someone holding her)! My favorite!!!!

Rochel and Mark said...

Looks like so mush fun, I am so glad that your family came to visit you for thanksgiving! I also love the picture of eating thanksgiving "indain style" in the backyard, so fun!

Aric and Sally said...

This is the second time I've heard about those peach pancakes. They must be pretty impressive.
You definitely know how to host a holiday weekend!

Robyn Hollobaugh said...

To much fun! I bet you love having the family close enough to visit now. You look so happy in the pics. I can't believe the kids are wearing shorts right now. Its FREEZING here. Its snowed once already.

Sarah said...

I was wondering what you did for thankgiving. This looked so fun and your family looks so cool. they look like that kind of people that knows how to have a fun time. My kind of people! How did your dad cook that turkey?

Lauren said...

Ummm, yah. I am in love with your blog. I am sold. I will be back.

Liesel said...

I missed being the 100th to comment on the press n seal (I love it, too). I'm wondering...if I'm the 100th to comment on Sally, would you give me her? Just a question.