Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!

My parents came to spend Thanksgiving with us. They arrived on Wednesday close to noon.
They had their Tacoma packed with stuff we'd asked for or that they brought for us. Their old neighbors gave them this shed, which they then brought for me.
As soon as we got it unloaded, my dad, the project man, started right in on it. He recruited us all to help.
After some work, things got put together nicely . . .
and now I can put my lawnmower and other odds and ends in there instead of in the small garage. Taking out the trash will be a breeze now!
Here's some of the gang taking a little break after exerting so much energy getting that shed put together.
My dad was already off on the next project - patching up the hole in my ceiling in the game room upstairs. It was just a cosmetic thing. He had to mud it.
Here's a close-up. The next step will be to texture it and paint it the right color. Thanks, Dad!
My brother Adam, flew in that afternoon. Later that evening Nate and Abraham came over for some fun. Here's part of the group watching bits of some of the cool movies the Giant has on his computer.
Thanksgiving dinner today was at our house. We had Maylene, Darrell, Jen, and Shanna Call; my whole family, Adam, The Eric Bushmans, and Bridgette Solomon and her boyfriend Jason. It was a fun group. I forgot to take a picture when we were eating, but here's my after dinner shot. Sorry about this one, mom! I caught you mid-chew!
Eric was excited to play my dad in ping pong - which is also something we played a lot on Wednesday night.
You can see from Eric's shirt that it was a little hot up there! I thought it was supposed to be cold on Thanksgiving!
We also had fun watching little Brandt. I kept trying to get picture or video of him dancing, but I didn't have much luck! He sure is a cutie.
Much of the afternoon was spent on the Wii. Eric brought Rock Band so we all had a good time.
My dad had to get a picture with the two Wendy Bushmans!
Adam leaves tomorrow morning. It's been fun to have him here for almost a week.
We'll sure miss him! I hope everyone else had a WONDERFUL THANKSGIVING!


Bushmwc said...

Thanks for inviting us! We had a great time. I'm gonna steal a couple of your pictures (later,) I have some you might want. Wendy B.

123 checkoutourfamily said...

looks like ya'll had a fun packed Thanksgiving. I think we need to get a shed like that. I hear you about having a crowded garage. :)

crack'n up ourselves said...

What a fun time. Our dads must be related or something... always got a project to work on.

Amanda Holbrook said...

Alona! I loved reading about your holiday. It looked like a wonderful time. I am glad Adam could be in town to spend it with you all! I also love your new blog layout!

Mom said...

I had lots of fun and ate too much as usual. It was good to see everybody.

Rhi said...

I love your blog! And you have some great thanksgiving pictures. =) It's always nice to be able to spend time with family for the holidays.

kristal said...

If they don't just get married now, they'll end up with a bun in the oven on the streets living on welfare, I know how it goes, I've been there. That last picture is adorable...get over yourselves you guys, you can't do any better!

On a more positive note...I can't freaking beleive you invited everyone but the Mulders?! I mean, yea, Bridgette lives right there, but when have the Mulder's ever turned down an invite to a Bushman get together?! That's it, I'm partying at Aunt Karens for Christmas!

PS, if I come visit can I stay in your new shed?

nava_jo said...

Seriously the best part about the Holidays is being with Family! :)

Jessica said...

How fun! It looks like you guys had a house full! Its great to see pics of your dad and mom too- we miss you guys!

kristal said...

oh, and PSS your header rocks!

Anonymous said...

You guys always have so much fun. I wish I could come to Houston to meet you in person!!!

Allen and Terri Bushman said...

You Bushman's have as much fun as us Bushman's love your blog! Sushanna looks so pretty and happy in the last pic! Happy Christmas.