Tuesday, November 30, 2010

A Sanders Family Thanksgiving

As has become tradition, we ventured to David's great grandmother's old cabin in the hills of North Louisiana to celebrate the season and give thanks with David's parents.
 Z always loves it because we get to go in the woods and walk around the lake.  He gets to pick up sticks and run and throw pine cones.  We roast hot dogs and marshmallows.  These are the things little boys do...right? 

Yes there was the traditional Thanksgiving meal on Thanksgiving day but it's about so much more than that to us.  We just love creating these memories for our family.  Time to be together and soak it all in.
 And the perfect time to take some family pics too.
 Every year since we started going we have taken our Christmas picture.  And above was this year's pic.

After dinner, bellies still full...we head to Natchitoches to see the Christmas lights. 
 None of the shops are really open since it's Thanksgiving day but some of the food vendors open up for the Thanksgiving night crowd.
 So we usually get there just before dark to see all the sights and snap a few pics as well as go in the only store that is usually open to buy an annual Christmas ornament to commemorate the occasion.
 Then as it gets dark we get to see the lights transform the river.  We grab a cup of hot chocolate and some snacks (usually nachos and meat pies) and just sit back and watch.

 It never disappoints.

Another Thanksgiving in the books.

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