Monday, December 29, 2008

Thanksgiving Week

Some of my classes the Monday before Thanksgiving got cancelled so I took the chance to head up to Phoenix, OR (between Medford and Ashland) and celebrate an early Thanksgiving with Luke's family! I made it just in time for their annual pumpkin smashing!

Luke, Mark, Jay
John, Neola, Mark, Luke, Me, and Jay on the day Luke and I were departing to meet up with my family in Fresno! We spent two nights in Fresno, Luke came with me to one of my night classes and I took him to Quilter's Paradise, the quilt fabric shop in Clovis, to make up for all the time I spent watching football at his house! As you can see in the picture below he found ways to entertain himself and have fun!

Then we (Mom, Dad, Val, Luke, and me) made our way down to the San Diego area for Thanksgiving. My parents picked up Aunt Audrie along the way and we sort of stopped in on Matt (my sisters boyfriend) in La Jolla. Matt took us on a fun tour of UC San Diego and we all met up in near my Aunt Kim and Uncle Alan's place.

Seated@tableL-R: Aunt Audrie, Dad/George, Mom/Sue, Matt, Valerie, Aunt Kim, &Uncle Alan Luke and I stood in the back!
My dad thought wearing his hat backward was youthfull? :)

We spent a nice time at our hotel working on puzzles, and playing games!

Mom and Dad got a head start wrapping presents!

Aunt Audrie witnessed the maddness!

On Thanksgiving Day we went to our hotel's buffet for dinner! I gave up on the idea of overloading on turkey when I saw the heaping bowls of shrimp, cocktail sauce, and platters full of smoked salmon! It was so good!
Our waitress took a picture of our table...and included the people at it as a bonus!

Val waited in line for the meat and so she decided if she waited in line she was going to get a plate full of it! My dad took a picture to record the carnivore. For the record, she did share with us!

Our hotel room looked right out onto the last holes of the golf course. Very convienient for Luke!
The tee markers were softball sized golf balls! I thought that was cool!

On our way back to Fresno, we stopped at UCLA to watch my cousin Taylor's play against them in volleyball, the game didn't end the way we would have hoped, but we enjoyed seeing Taylor and my other family.


Tanya said...

WoW! you can totally tell that Luke and his brothers are brothers!!!

Anonymous said...

You were all over the state on this one! Susan