Saturday, November 26, 2011


On Wednesday we headed over to Bend to be with Drew's family for Thanksgiving. I had to work Wednesday morning and we were hoping to stay longer after Thanksgiving but my work schedule was a little less than desirable for Black Friday (11:30pm to 8:15am....yikes!). But we were grateful to be able to spend a little over 24 hours together celebrating the holiday.
I think it was the first time since Dayn and Mandi's wedding that all of the Arnolds were in one place together! It was a full house but it was lots of fun to be able to get everyone together. Needless to say Claire was spoiled with lots of love from all her aunties, uncle, cousin, and grandma and grandpa :)

Here are some pictures from our brief stay:

Grandma and Grandpa's house is right next to a great little neighborhood park. Claire had her first swing experience, which you can see she obviously enjoyed. It was pretty chilly in Bend so we never lasted much longer than 10 or 15 minutes but it was good to get out and burn off a little energy.

The whole Arnold clan:
Daylan, Tim, Dayn, Mandi, Debbie, Darris, Drew, Me, Claire, Steve, Henri, and Denee


The cousins with Uncle Dayn and Aunt Mandi

Claire was enthralled with Uncle Dayn's beard the whole trip. It was pretty funny to watch her stare at it while she plotted how she could get a good handful.

Overall it was a wonderful Thanksgiving with lots of yummy food and some great family time. Here's hoping this is the last year I'll be working Black Friday too!

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