Friday, November 28, 2008

So Thankful!

What a great day! Starting off at 4:45 am to bake pies, and make candied yams, and blueberry jello. Taking the drive to Huntington Beach to my brother Steve's house for a family day of feasting and Thanksgiving :)

As our Pitt family tradition goes, the day is started with a big family soccer game, where family and local HB friends get dirty and have alot of FUN! Missed you my boys! Long standing this tradition. We have the soccer stars ...
and those who do their best to stay alive.
We have a great fan base and cheering section as well. Cute cheerleaders! Beau's Christine :)Breana, and Randi - My daddy Warren Pitt!
Cheryl and her mom Marie KnowlesSkyler thought it would be too muddy to play, he missed out, and my cutest Russell!

It goes for about two hours, then hit the showers while the final preparations are made for dinner...Steve carving the turkeyJordan and Breana awaiting the feast!My baby sisters Jana and Tara always keep us smiling! Garen ready for some good eats!Mike and Dejah ! Karen and Kristy With way too many family missing, we still had 45 people for dinner (I was missing Brendon and Steph, Matt, Heidi and Jackson, Grant and Julia, and Elder Cody), we filled Cheryl and Steve's house and yard with good food, and lively conversation! My neices Kelli, Alissa, and Emily show off their beautiful handiwork in the form of a beautiful apple pie!After the feast, Then it is on to the games. We had PIT, Munchkin, 5 crowns and Phase 10 and Imaginiff at various tables. There was some great laughter. Then on to dessert! We had quite a spread for sure.
Karen and Skip brought their outdoor portable firepit, and we took an oppportunity to gather round and sing the songs we grew up singing as we went camping for our vacations every year. Jeff video taped much of it, and we need to record these old songs as traditions such as they seem to fade too often and too easily.


All in all, as the day came to a close, I was soooo very THANKFUL for

My INCREDIBLE FAMILY, the BEST husband a girl could ask for, our now 13 beautiful children (8 plus Matt, Stephanie, Julia, Breana and our Jackson), who have chosen well their paths in life, and have helped our family continue in a righteous tradition of those who choose to follow the Savior. EXTENDED FAMILY whose open arms of love and service bless our family always,
Love you Pitt and Holmes Clans!
A KNOWLEDGE that the Gospel of Jesus Christ is that the path to my exaltation. That it is one of peace, faith, and assurance as we are obedient and sure.
FRIENDS who daily lift me and help me to walk that path.

17 comments:

Katie said...

You guys ALWAYS know how to celebrate.

charlie and carolyn said...

wow,
i can't imagine cooking for 45 people!! yay for families and feasting on good grub!

Heidi said...

we missed you guys! thanks for sharing your day with us! Love you!

Ashley said...

Very nice. I am so thankful for all of those things too. It sounds like you had so much fun! Maybe we'll have to make a trip out to Cali one of these years for Thanksgiving.

Grammy Staffy said...

What a wonderful, fun filled day you had. It looks like you had so much fun together. I wish I could have a piece of that pie!

We had a great, fun filled day too. We both are so blessed aren't we! I send hugs, Lura

Marie said...

Oh, it looks like a fabulous time was had by all!! I can't imagine cooking for that many people either! I know, I have to do it for work, but that's Work! It's different at home!

Sundbergs said...

Sounds like a great holiday. I love watching everyone play sports together. Happy Thanksgiving.

The Ellsworth Clan said...

LOVE YOU and your amazing family! Glad you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Lauri said...

Ah...fun family traditions. It's fun when the family grows; it adds so much more to the festivities

Emily said...

I want to start my Thanksgiving with a family soccer game!
Food, family, friends, sports, games, singing AND and a fire pit sound like my idea of a Holiday!

Lisa said...

I'm glad you're back to blogging! I love your family celebrations, my family is very small and only my Mom in Cali. Doug's family is pretty small also, so I love seeing your posts and comments and SMILES, those Holmes sure do SMILE a LOT!

Emily said...

What a happy holiday and a fun time with family! looks like a blast :)

Brendon and Stephanie said...

Love the pictures. Thanks for posting about your fun day.

And...we love your guts, too!

Cyndi said...

I have ALWAYS loved the times of sitting around the campfire singing the old songs! That's always been my favorite part of the Pitt Fam. Reunions!

Grandma Horton said...

I can't even imagine all the energy, work, noise, and FUN your HUGE family has when they get together--Not to mention how much food it takes AND the mess....isn't that what Thanksgiving is all about? Being together is worth it ALL

Todd Family said...

holy moly! now that is a thanksgiving!! glad you got to be with your family!!

Pitt-Meisingers said...

I miss that...