Friday, November 28, 2008

Thanksgiving Weekend

We had a great Thanksgiving. We started the day with the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. Thankfully it was time delayed, so we didn't have to be up at 6:00 to see it. The boys liked the big balloons, Kermit, and Santa. Aaron and I liked the Briefcase Drill Team (hilarious!) and the Second Time Around Marching Band. The only requirement to join is participating in marching band in either high school or college. A few marchers were under 40, but there was a large contingent of marchers over 60. Even some pretty old guys in the color guard/rifle corps. Very entertaining.

We did Thanksgiving Dinner on our own, since all of our family is so far away. (We'll be seeing you at Christmas, though!) We had turkey, green beans, mashed potatoes, stuffing, rolls, macaroni and cheese (thanks to A.J.) and a delicious pumpkin pie. Before dinner we sang "Prayer of Thanksgiving."

We gather together to ask the Lord's blessing;
He chastens, and hastens his will to make known;
The wicked oppressing now cease from distressing.
Sing praises to his name; He forgets not his own.

The boys wore the hats they made at school. We had the "before" turkey and the "after" turkey. A.J.'s was the before, a classic turkey head in the front, wings on the side and several tail feathers in the back. Levi's, however, was two drumsticks on the sides of his head. The two of them looked pretty funny together. I'll have to see if I can get them to take a picture.

Today we saw Madagascar 2, a very cute movie. After the movie we wandered around a mall, having the boys look for things they might like for Christmas. We stumbled into a great little store with scientific toys of all kinds. Puzzles, games, science kits, and all sorts of learning toys. Tonight, Aaron took our old furniture and some other things to Goodwill (and then did some shopping) while the boys and I put a bunch of Legos together. All in all, a lovely couple of days.


  1. What a wonderful Thanksgiving you all had. We wish you could have been with us, and we look forward to having you here in December. Since Grandma Jan had been fighting acute bronchitis, Grandpa Bob fixed most of the dinner. Jared and Gavin came and Hallie brought her boyfriend, Jeremy. We all had a great time.

    Grandpa worked at Hiland today and then drove to Columbia, Missouri. He and Uncle Gordon are going to work in Great Grandma Belcher's yard tomorrow. Grandpa Bob will stop by to see her in Jefferson City on his way home. He has copies of your wonderful stories and pictures to add to the book Grandma Jan made for Great Grandma Belcher. She loves to read the stories and show the book to her friends. Thank you for all the time you spend on these blogs. There are wonderful.

    Hallie had to work a double shift at Subway in Wal-Mart today, so she is pretty exhausted.

    Hallie and Jeremy are going to the Christmas formal dance at Church on the 5th. We hope they have a great time.

    See you guys soon.


    Grandma and Grandpa Sudholt

  2. I didn't get to see much of the parade, but I saw the second time around band and said, "That's what I need to do!!!!" As long as they don't make me shove my 38-year-old body into the traditional baton twirler garb, and audience expectations are low and slow, I could really shine! LOL! I missed the briefcase drill team.


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