Thanksgiving this year was a lot of fun, how could it not be when it's all about family, friends and food!? We changed it up a bit this year and didn't do dinner until about 4:30 PM so we had some time to relax. I got the crazy idea to do a food "craft". (Yes, anyone who knows me knows this does not happen.)I saw this cute idea on my friends facebook and thought, "why not?". So, DJ and I ran to the store and grabbed the supplies and came home to attempt making these adorable candy turkeys.
After making the turkeys and before heading over to my parents, we got to SKYPE with all of the Crisantos while they were enjoying Thanksgiving in Washington with Tita Beth. Although the connection wasn't great and kept hanging up on us it was still so much fun to see them all and let them see Benson. They could not believe how grown up he's getting. (I can't believe it most of the time). Also, Benson's uncle Cowdery was there with his new fiance, Annaliesse, so this was our first time meeting her as well. It was very exciting.
Then we headed off to Grandma and Grandpa Johnson's house for the festivities. There were 28 people in all and it was so much fun. Benson had a great time at his first Thanksgiving. He ate yummy food, played with his cousins and just was loved on by everyone. He was a little scared of some of the men (even his cousin Spencer) but he got over that pretty quickly and we all just had a great time.
|Benson and daddy. Don't ya love the sweater?|
|Some of the group|
|First Thanksgiving as a family|
|There are just no words|
|The girls showing off their turkeys|
|It would not be a Johnson get together if we didn't play games! CELEBRITY! Looks like DJ is enjoying it:)|
We did miss those of the family that could not be here with us (Adam, Tonna, Kristen, Nolan, Aiden, Regan and Monika) but it was a great Thanksgiving!
We actually had some of the young uns (18-21 year olds) come over to our house to play video games and I do have to say, I like the fact that I can still hang out with them and not feel like an old fogy!